Bobby Abley called it when he dedicated his entire SS16 collection to The Force back in June. Now the powers that be have tapped the wider breadth of London’s contemporary fashion crowd for a new capsule line inspired by Skywalker and co.
An initiative from Lucasfilm – George Lucas’s baby founded in 1971 – the 10 piece line-up includes the likes of Abley, Claire Barrow and Nasir Mazhar, as well J.W.Anderson and Agi & Sam, and has been granted the apt moniker ‘Star Wars: Fashion Finds The Force’.
And The Force it seems, is best displayed in black and white cotton jersey, as each designer adorns a sweatshirt and tee in their house style.
“It caters for everyone, as visually it’s so stimulating,” asserts Bobby Abley, who adopted the phrases ‘Princess Slayer’ and ‘Super Duper Storm Trooper’ for his aforementioned SS16 collection.
Adds Jonathan Anderson of the franchise’s creative impact: “Star Wars is incredibly current, even if it’s in a different world.”
Specifically inspired by the forthcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, the 20 designs will be available exclusively at Selfridges later this week with all profits donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
A follow up project sees each designer producing two catwalk looks, again inspired by the new film, set to be presented next week and auctioned for the charity from the 26th November. Here, Max Factor Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath will work with the designers, debuting a series of make-up looks inspired by key characters for the IRL presentation.
So if you missed out on that Rodarte R2d2 AW14 ballgown number… (it’s actually still available in store at the big yellow shop).