Ahhh yes. Our once staple feature that has somewhat fallen off over the last year or two. Of course, this is a bit more fashion than you’d ever see anyone on Tatooine wear but you can still get the vibe. (Especially with that Bottega Veneta skirt!)
From left to right: Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, and Bottega Veneta
Basically all we needed to hear to get excited about a Kickstarter were the words ‘fashion’ and ‘comics’ so yeah. We are all about Couture. To quote from their page:
Couture is a collection of short comics inspired by iconic moments in fashion. Influenced by designers from Christian Dior to Hussein Chalayan, Couture’s short stories span romance, science fiction, historical drama, fantasy and horror, drawing from fashion that shook the runway and changed the face of haute couture. Written by Dani Colman and featuring art by 15 award-winning artists, Couture will be available as a handsome hardcover that is as much a piece of art as the stories within it.
The artists include Kevin Wada (!!!) and Jen Bartel and Marguerite Sauvage amongst others and we could not be more excited to see the finished product.
You can go back the project over on Kickstarter and reserve your copy now. (We already have!) They’ve also got some super neat backer levels with exclusives that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. We highly recommend it.
Her Universe returned on Thursday night with their Third Annual Her Universe Fashion Show! Once again, 27 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 twist this year? There are going to be three winners: Judge’s Choice, Audience’s Choice, and the final will be voted on by those watching the reality show!
As always, the show started out with a runway of some of Her Universe’s current and forthcoming designs. There were no sneak peaks of anything Star Wars but it looks like there’s an adorable Star Trek collection coming to ThinkGeek and a Marvel one coming to Hot Topic. You can see some of the models below. There are also new Studio Ghibli designs coming and, interestingly enough, shirts for Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. That Peggy Carter dress is going to sell out in a heartbeat to have your credit cards ready. Oh! And the word on Twitter is that the Finn jacket and the Rey cardigan will make their way back to stores in the fall so we’ll all get another chance to buy them if we missed out the first time. Check out Galactic Fashion’s Instagram for a closer look at the model sketches for what walked the runway.
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Ashley’s wardrobe for the occasion did not disappoint. She only had one dress this year but it was an Ahsoka Tano dress made of LEGOs. Just let that soak in for a minute.
Want to see my LEGO dress up close? Come to the @entertainmentweekly Con-X stage TODAY at 4:30 at the Embarcadero where @nathansawaya @andrewmaclaine and I will be doing an interview about this dress! Plus I will be signing Ahsoka autographs afterwards! Hope to see you there! #sdcc (📸 by @kelseyedwardsphoto )
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As for the contest itself, it was an interesting mix of designs this year. People certainly seemed to have learned from the previous shows and emphasized the theatrical: transforming gowns and LED lights were definitely present. This was also apparently the year of Harry Potter. You can see pictures of all of the designs over at PopSugar. My favorites are probably the Captain Phasma and the Mad Max dresses. A returning designer put forth a Neverending Story gown which was, once again, a showstopper.
Camille Falciola won the Audience Choice with her “I Solemnly Swear that I am Up to Couture!” and Hannah Kent won the Judge’s Choice with her “Oh What a Gown… What a Lovely Gown!”
You’ll get to see their collection at Hot Topic in May of next year.
Have any favorites from the show? Dying to get your hands on any of the teased Her Universe looks? Is the designer in you itching to start working on your own design?
Daredevil Season 2 premiered last week or, as I prefer to call it, WATCH OUT ELEKTRA IS HERE Season 1. (It was so good, you guys, SO GOOD.) Anyways, in typical White Hot Room fashion, that got me wondering what Elektra might snag for herself from the recent runway shows. The conclusion? These looks from Akris, Alexandre Vauthier, Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel, Elie Saab, Saint Laurent, and Ronald van der Kemp.
Let’s talk superheroes. Or rather, let’s talk seeing the superhero vibe in a high fashion collection. Enter the Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 Collection. There may have been a lot of variety and perhaps not a ton of cohesion amongst the collection as a whole but certain parts of it just screamed runway superhero.
The superhero costume landscape has definitely been changing as of late with the fabulous new designs by artists like Jamie McKelvie, Kris Anka, and Kevin Wada but there are some staples that will never change. We’ll always see the catsuits, the cutouts, the bold colors, and colorblocking that are now supplemented by more interesting shapes and seam-lines.
I mean, somethings will always stay classic. Like lightning bolt motifs.
All images taken from Style.com