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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Collection by Her Universe Now Available

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens fashion collection by Her Universe is now available at select Hot Topic stores and online. The collection, which contains nine pieces of apparel, was designed by Kelly Cercone and Leetal Platt in collaboration with Her Universe and Hot Topic.

“I feel like it’s exactly what the fans want after the movie and hasn’t been available to them,” Ashley Eckstein said in a Hot Topic video that takes viewers behind-the-scenes during the collaboration process. “This is truly the first Episode VII fashion collection. I can’t wait to see the reaction because I think whether you’re a huge fan or whether you’re not, you’re going to want these pieces.”

Stormtrooper Dress

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Price: $59.50 (Plus size: $68.50)
Description: Loyal to the Empire? Then you need this Hot Topic exclusive scuba dress from Star Wars featuring a tonal stormtrooper helmet print, shiny black coated polyester trim and a cold shoulder. Bonus: it has pockets!

“The new stormtrooper design was instantly iconic, and my eye was very drawn to the helmet. While I was sketching I realized the curves outlined the bust wonderfully, so I played up using the contrasting lines of the armor to outline the female form beneath. We chose scuba because the fabric has a lot of shape to it, making the dress more structural, standing away from the body like armor would.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)

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Kylo Ren Dress

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Price: $64.50 (Plus size: $74.50)
Description: Become the leader of the First Order in this Hot Topic exclusive bengaline and chiffon dress from Star Wars featuring with shiny black coated mask details at the bodice and beautiful red underskirt.

“We wanted something semi-formal in the group, didn’t originally intend for Kylo Ren to be the one portrayed this way, but the colors and lines are so sleek, and the off-shoulder and hard/soft juxtaposition with the color combo gives it a real femme fatale element. The wearer appears confident but maybe also kind of dangerous and unstable. Yep, sounds just like Kylo Ren.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)

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Rey Cardigan

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Price: $49.50 (Plus size: $58.50)
Description: Transform into a Jakku scavenger in this Hot Topic exclusive cardigan from Star Wars featuring a cold shoulder, ruched sleeves, open front and hood.

“Rey’s costume immediately called for drape and the sleeves made us want it to be a sweater. We thought if the fronts were long, they could be crossed and the front, paired with a belt, and also serve as cosplay, so, double duty!” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)

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Finn Jacket

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Price: $69.50 (Plus size: $78.50)
Description: Join the Resistance in this Hot Topic exclusive jacket from Star Wars featuring twill and quilted sleeves, red faux leather detailing and Rebel symbol printed on the back.

“Like in the movie, the organic nature of Finn’s feels like a deliberate contrast from Phasma and the rest of the First Order, though still living in the same realm. We like that it’s still tough yet has a feeling of warmth to it. We also like the idea of having a piece in the collection acting as a uniform or a team jacket for the Rebellion, like a badge of pride type of piece.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)

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Captain Phasma Jacket and Leggings

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Jacket price: $69.50 (Plus size: $78.50)
Description: Long live the First Order! Command legions of stormtroopers in this Hot Topic exclusive jacket from Star Wars featuring distressed gunmetal faux leather with red piping detail.

“The stormtrooper armor and Phasma’s imposing attitude worked well for a jacket, and complex style lines really look good on leather or pleather. It worked well to have a tough badass feel to this garment especially with the color scheme.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)

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Leggings price: $29.50 (Plus size: $34.50)
Description: Long live the First Order! Command legions of stormtroopers in these Hot Topic exclusive leggings from Star Wars featuring gunmetal scuba with shiny black coated polyester details and Lurex Phasma helmet embroidery on the hip.

“When I first saw that brief clip in the trailer of Phasma walking down a hall I got the chills. The power in her was inspiring and I wanted to capture some of that in something that was very wearable. I chose leggings because I’m a bit obsessed with them, but also because they felt like a nice compliment to Leetal’s Phasma jacket; top and bottom becoming a suit of armor for the modern fangirl.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)

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BB-8 Dress

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Price: $64.50 (Plus size: $74.50)
Description: Join the Rebellion and transform into your favorite astromech droid in this Hot Topic exclusive dress from Star Wars featuring a woven Jacquard BB-8 pattern fabric, BB-8 eye belt and buckle, mesh shoulder detail and tulle underskirt.

“For BB-8 I was very inspired by vintage (1950’s) dresses. The hip details were perfect for facilitating a nipped waist and full hem while directly referencing his character design. We loved the idea of having a belt, of having matching accessories in general, which was much more common in vintage dresses. The 3D buckle being his ‘eye’ is a cute throwback that also helps create the visual illusion of the dress being BB-8’s body. The Jacquard was another special touch, the raised pattern adds texture and is modeled after his markings.” – Kelly Cercone (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges Winner)

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Poe Dameron Flight Suit

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Price: $59.50 (Plus size: $68.50)
Description: Feel like you can fly anything in this Hot Topic exclusive dress from Star Wars. White dress features quilted vest details with embroidered control box at waistband and applique Rebel symbol on the skirt. Bonus: it has pockets!

“We wanted to bring in the pilot’s flight suits as a universal appreciation for the rebellion. The design of the vest and panel were plenty obvious, but we had fun translating it with modern fabrications like embroidery and stitching.” – Leetal Platt (2015 Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Winner)

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Rey Dress

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The Rey dress will be coming soon! Check back for more updates.

UPDATE, 4/26/16 at 9:12 AM EST: The collection is also available at Torrid, specifically the Captain Phasma leggings and jacket, the Kylo Ren dress, the Stormtrooper dress, the BB-8 dress, and the Poe Dameron Flight Suit dress. Thanks to Twitter user @stellamortis for the tip.

About JM (952 Articles)
Content creator of The Wookiee Gunner. Contributing writer for Jedi News, Fangirl Next Door, and Fashioned for the Geek. Podcasts: @RebelsChat, @GalacticFashion, @Team_Kanan, and @StarScavengers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

2 Comments on New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Collection by Her Universe Now Available

  1. Ali Maquet // April 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM // Reply

    Love the outfits

    Like

  2. I’m in love with that Kylo Ren-inspired dress but we don’t have Hot Topics here and it seems they don’t ship internationally. Hopefully Her Universe will have a stall at Star Wars Celebration this summer… *crosses fingers*

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