Ashley Eckstein unveiled a new photo on Instagram today! The photo is calling for fashion designers to come to the Hot Topic at Hollywood and Highland on Saturday, April 23, and apply for a chance to participate in this year’s Her Universe Fashion Show.
Those accepted for the Fashion Show will have the opportunity to present their design at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 and be featured in Comic-Con HQ. The three winners of the Fashion Show will have the opportunity to design a new collection with Her Universe for Hot Topic, just like the collection designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone. Both designers are wearing their designs from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection at Hot Topic.
Platt is wearing the Kylo Ren dress, Cercone is wearing the new BB-8 dress, and Ashley Eckstein is wearing the Captain Phasma jacket and leggings (which were designed by Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone, respectively).
Her Universe is one of my favorite places to shop for geek fashion apparel. I still remember when Her Universe and Hot Topic first joined forces back in 2013. Since then, they’ve done amazing things together. The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection should be coming out soon, since the collection was announced to be released in mid-April.
UPDATE, 4/19/2016: Her Universe sent out a newsletter with a link to the open call’s Facebook page. Plan to attend? Go ahead and state that you’re going. Also, according to the page, those attending will be the first to see and purchase the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection by Her Universe!