The long awaited seventh Star Wars film is set to hit our cinema screens on December 18th, which quite frankly feels like absolute light years away, but fear ye not sci-fi fans because boy have we got a treat for you! Check out these amazing Star Wars inspired fashion finds that will have you channelling your inner droid in no time.
Picture this scene: it’s cold out, you’re having a really bad hair day and nothing in your wardrobe is quite cutting the mustard so what can you do about it? Well, surely the only solution would be to invest in a Chewbacca hoodie! Put the hood up – bad hair day sorted. With it’s warm and snuggly realistic hair, people from all around will be queuing up to hug you and, as if you needed any more reasons to have this in your life, it also doubles up as a pretty authentic looking fancy dress costume. Pop it over the top of a glam dress and there’s your Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens film premiere outfit sorted! Available from Welovefine for around about the £38.00 mark this I Am Chewie Hoodie is definitely more Wookiee than whacky – we LOVE it!
And guess what? You can buy leggings to go with it! Also from Welovefine these super soft velvet leggings sell for around £22.00 and come complete with a realistic printed bandolier.
If, perhaps, you’d like to wear something slightly more subtle, then why not try a character t-shirt. There’s plenty around, just simply pick your favourite character, we love R2D2, Google it and we can guarantee you’ll find something. Whether you opt for a fairly plain, yet classy print of the film title, a still image from one of the films, or a ‘look at me I look like Yoda’ costume-esque T, wear it with your Levi’s and some hi-tops and you’ll have people looking at you for all the right reasons.
For something a bit more high fashion, Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy created a series of gowns, which featured screen-prints of pivotal images taken from the George Lucas films. Rodarte is well known for its artistic mixture of high couture, modern femininity and California influences and their delicate, floaty dresses are truly fit for a princess. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi at Preen also made use of screen printed images on their blouses, jackets and dresses, with the Darth Vader head printed blouse being our absolute favourite. Admittedly, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but it certainly made a striking sight on the catwalk. Bregazzi said of their Star Wars inspired couture, “Disney had invited us to do work with them, and Justin is a huge Star Wars geek. Obviously we were shocked when it happened, because nobody told us, but we just thought that it was too late to change the collection. We’ve got Darth. We’ve got the Dark Side.”
For the men, there’s Bobby Abley, a London based menswear designer who referenced Star Wars characters in his S/S16 collection. Models wore t-shirts with slogans such as ‘Super Dooper Storm Trooper’ and ‘Chewy’ across the front and there was also a backpack styled to look like Jar Jar Binks.
Of course, if you’re going to embrace Star Wars fashion then surely your pet pooch must be styled accordingly. With a choice of Princess Leia, Darth Vader or Yoda there’s a costume to keep your canine happy, no matter whether they are from the dark or the light side.
The costumes for the new film have been designed by Michael Kaplan, who provided the costumes for the cult films Fight Club and Blade Runner, and he has promised that the costumes in The Force Awakens will push through any technical boundaries.
So, have you seen anything that takes your fancy? Keep us updated with all your Star Wars inspired finds and let us know what you’ll be wearing when you go to see the film this winter.
May the fashion Force be with you!