[NEWS] 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

Her Universe returned on Thursday night with their Second Annual Her Universe Fashion Show! Once again, 25 designers beat out all the other entrants for the chance to show their geek inspired work at San Diego Comic Con and have the chance to co-design a collection with Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic.

The show kicked off with a mini show of Her Universe’s new pieces that were debuted at SDCC along with some of those previously released at Star Wars Celebration and the Marvel collection for Hot Topic designed by the winners of last year’s show. All of the new SDCC pieces, including shirts featuring Thor and Agent Carter, are available for purchase online as well as at the convention. Perhaps the biggest piece of news from the evening is that Her Universe is getting a reality show. Well, the now annual fashion show is getting a reality show. Her Universe will be partnering with Lionsgate to produce an On Demand show that will follow next year’s designer contestant as they create their looks for the runway.

Everyone was there though for the main event: the fashion show! There were a ton of great looks but my absolutely favorite had to be the Alien Queen dress by Jesse Thaxton.

Photo via Jesse Thaxton

Actually, I just have to include pictures of more of my favorites!

Photos all via @FIDM_Valeria

Photos all via @FIDM_Valeria

To wrap things up, Her Universe debuted looks from their brand new Studio Ghibli/Spirited Away collection on the runway while the votes were tallied.  (Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any really good pictures of the new pieces but they’ll be available at Hot Topic in August.) Plus, Ashley came out in her final look for the evening. (What: you thought she’d wear only one dress?) All three looks were designed by one of last year’s winners, Andrew MacLaine.

Photos via Hot Topic

Photos via Hot Topic

The Joker dress by Kelly Cercone won Judge’s Choice while Letaal Platt’s cool Sailor Moon transformation dress won audience’s choice.

Photos via Her Universe

Photos via Her Universe

 

Congratulations to the winners and I’m sure we all look forward to next year’s show!