Ever wonder what your favourite Star Wars characters might wear if they dressed in our planet’s high fashion looks? Yeah, us too. For this little miniseries, we’ve taken a prominent group in the Star Wars universe and looked through the Pre-Fall 2013 styles to see what those characters might wear. Next up are the residents of the planet of Alderaan!
Despite being the homeworld of some of the Rebellion’s leaders, Alderaan was a peaceful planet and a beautiful one at that. (Tarkin is the ACTUAL WORST for blowing it up.) Unfortunately, we don’t get tons of examples of Alderaanian fashion in the films. The most we get are Leia’s outfits in A New Hope and Bail Organa (and his staff) and Queen Breha in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Their outfits tend to be either fairly structured or more flowing. (Compare Bail’s Senator jackets with Leia’s Senatorial dress to see what I mean.) With this and a colour palette of greys, blues, and white in mind, I found a nice range of Pre-Fall looks that could easily appeal to the more stylish Alderaanians if they were on our planet.
We’ll start out with some more casual yet vaguely professional looks. I hesitate to call some of this business casual, although this is Alderaan we’re talking about so this could potentially fly for them. Check out these looks from Prabal Gurung, BCBG, and Misha Nonoo.
Temperly London also puts forth a look that could fall into the Alderaanian business casual category, but the use of print makes it stand out from the other looks. This is something that an Alderaanian who wants to dress more outside the norm, while still looking respectable, might add to their closet:
If nothing else, Alderaanians, just like the Naboo, know how to dress up pretty snazzy when the time comes. The scarf and soft colours of the first dress by Talbot Runhof could be a definite choice. Peplums would likely be one trend that would catch on there, especially when combined with lace like in this second Reem Acra dress. Add in this colour blocked and floral dress by Carolina Herrera and you’ve got a trio of dresses that can likely fit the dressy needs of most Alderaanian ladies.
Ever wonder what your favourite Star Wars characters might wear if they dressed in our planet’s high fashion looks? Yeah, us too. In the first of what will be several posts, we’ve taken a prominent group in the Star Wars universe and looked through the Pre-Fall 2013 styles to see what those characters might wear. First up: everyone’s favourite Galactic Empire.
Most of what we see in terms of clothing from the Empire in the films is their uniforms, which are obviously militaristic and which also tend towards more drab colours. No bright colours here except for the Imperial Guard, of course. With this in mind, I looked for both a specific colour palette and also for the looks that didn’t flaunt the ruffles that were popular this season. (Vader vetoed their addition to the uniform.) The darker and militaristic results would be fabulous additions to the wardrobe of any female Imperial officer nonetheless.
Let’s start out with some basics. Obviously, the Imperials have to go to work, but why does their wardrobe have to be limited to uniforms when they have Nina Ricci, Michael Kors, and Proenza Schouler:
Of course, you can never go wrong with a smartly cut jacket like this one from St. John:
Designers wouldn’t leave the more stylish Imperial ladies wanting for tops either. Alexander Wang and Vera Wang both put forth some interesting offerings: