Her Universe, in collaboration with Hot Topic and Cartoon Network, will be returning to WonderCon Anaheim this year to encourage young designers to pursue their dreams and reveal the latest updates regarding the all-new Hot Topic fashion collection designed by the winners of the 2017 Her Universe Fashion Show.
In past years, the theme of the collection was unveiled at WonderCon, but for the first time, the theme was announced during the Fashion Show last summer. Since then, the designers have been working on apparel inspired by the Disney Princesses.
The 2017 Her Universe Fashion Show had three winners: Rose Ivy (Judges Pick), Lindsay Meesak Orndorff (Judges Pick), and Grace Johnston (Audience Pick).
The winners in 2016 designed a Wonder Woman collection and the 2015 winners created a line inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so it’s both intriguing and unusual that the next collection is not focused on an upcoming blockbuster film. Hot Topic has designed and released several Disney Princess inspired garments in the past, so it’ll be interesting to see what the HUFS designers will do differently.
Here are the three main Her Universe panels that will be at this year’s WonderCon:
Her Universe Geek Fashion Portfolio Review
Friday, March 23, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 206B
Are you looking to submit to the Her Universe Fashion Show? Or just want to get into the business of Geek Fashion? Come and share your fashion portfolio with industry professionals from Her Universe and Hot Topic. Get tips and advice on how to best prepare your fashion portfolio! All ages are welcome!
The Her Universe Fashion Show: Junior Design Camp
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Room 204C
Calling all aspiring fashion designers! Are you too young to compete in the Her Universe Fashion Show? Do you want to design your own pieces or maybe even work for a fashion company like Her Universe someday? If you are between the ages of 6-17, come and learn to design with Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein and members from the Her Universe and Hot Topic design team. This 3-hour session is free with a WonderCon badge and no experience is needed. During this 3-hour session, junior designers will learn how to bring their ideas to life with a step-by-step tutorial of the fashion design process. We encourage junior designers of all skill levels to come with their imaginations and learn how to sketch out designs inspired by some of their favorite Cartoon Network characters! Parents are welcome to attend and will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the class.
Her Universe Fashion Show Update
Saturday, March 24, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 207
For the last four years, The Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con has wowed audiences with its original “geek couture” designs. Every year, winners are chosen and given the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe to be sold in Hot Topic stores. Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, Ed Labay (VP GMM, Hot Topic), Andrea Lewis (VP Marketing, Hot Topic & Her Universe), Symantha Perrera (Fashion Designer, Her Universe), and 2017 fashion show winners Grace DuVal, Lindsay Orndorff, and Rose Ivy take you behind the scenes of the making of the fashion show and their all-new collection for Hot Topic. Learn how these designers went from runway to retail! Plus, be the first to see other sneak peeks from Her Universe.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
UPDATE, 3/17/2018: This article was updated to include information unveiled in a recent press release and HerUniverse.com announcement.
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