A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars fanatics dreamed of rocking a galactic-inspired ensemble pieced together by a beloved New York designer. Well, dreams have officially come true.
Inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the movie's costume designer Michael Kaplan’s creations, 10 reputable designers have returned to the drawing board to illustrate and also piece together their own space age pieces, all of which are a part of “Force 4 Fashion,” a charitable initiative crafted by Bloomingdales and Disney Consumer Products. So who’s on board? Participants include fashion houses and designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Giles Deacon, Timo Weiland, and Halston.
"This collaboration celebrates the distinctive synergy between film and fashion in the run up to an exceptional moment in the history of pop culture. We’re excited to see how this incredible lineup of designers interpret Star Wars characters in unique ways, as well as to raise money for a great cause,” Leslie Ferraro, co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and president of Disney Consumer Products, said in a statement.
Each of the otherworldly designs, which include wrap dress-like numbers by DVF (above) and varsity jackets from Cynthia Rowley (below), will not only be on display inside the windows of Bloomingdales’s New York flagship, but will also be up for auction Dec. 2 through Dec. 18 on Charitybuzz. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Child Mind Institute in collaboration with Star Wars: Force for Change, two charitable organizations that serve the greater good.
Similarly, British designers like J.W. Anderson, Peter Pilotto, and Thomas Tait have also lent their creativity to the cause for a separate presentation set to kick off Nov. 26 in London. To boot, Kaplan has also designed three limited-edition reusable brown totes showcasing your love for the iconic film series that will be be available near Thanksgiving in Bloomingdales.
See the New York designers’ dreamy sketches below—and mark your calendars, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters Dec. 18.
Ovadia & Sons
Rag & Bone