HER UNIVERSE HONORS “SISTERS OF THE FORCE” IN NEW COLLECTION AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION CHICAGO

Via Starwars.com:

ELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF THE GALAXY — INCLUDING LEIA, REY, PADMÉ, AND AHSOKA — WITH A NEW COLLECTION OF JACKETS, SHIRTS, AND DRESSES (WITH POCKETS!)

Nearly a decade ago, when Her Universe was just getting ready to launch its unique Star Wars apparel for female fans, founder Ashley Eckstein was trying on different names that exemplified the brand and the community she was hoping to build.She landed on “Sisters of the Force,” a phrase that was ultimately left on the cutting room floor. But for Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and later Star Wars Rebels, it helped to set the tone for things to come. “Sisters of the Force never took off, but it was always kind of my name for the female Star Wars community,” she says. And next week, Her Universe will launch a special “Sisters of the Force” capsule collection at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, with dresses, shirts, hoodies, and even capes that pay homage to some of the bravest women in the galaxy.

“Sisters of the Force, to me, represents women in Star Wars,” Eckstein recently told StarWars.com. “Whether it’s the characters, whether it’s the fans, whether it’s the women who work on Star Wars, there are all of these strong women who bring Star Wars to life. And while my dream with Her Universe, from day one, has been to spread the message that Star Wars is for everyone, I wanted to shine the spotlight on the women of Star Wars with this collection.”

As the company prepares to celebrate its ninth anniversary, Eckstein shares the stories behind the designs in the new line.

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Consolidated News Summary

We still have more images and videos to upload, but we wanted to consolidate all the news from Orlando in one neat post, we will add to this post as we finish out our final reports.  Big thanks to Brandon, Chris and Matt who covered the event for us! 

Star Wars LEGO Geek Couture Gown from the Her Universe Fashion Show

2016-07-27 13_44_11-See Ashley's Eckstein's First-Ever Star Wars LEGO Geek Couture Gown from the Her

10,000 LEGO® Blocks Create
First-Ever Geek Couture Gown
for Host Ashley Eckstein at The
Her Universe Fashion Show
at San Diego Comic-Con!

The third annual HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW took place Thursday, July 21 at San Diego Comic-Con. Host and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein wore an original “little block dress” made of LEGO®; and designed by 2014 Audience Award winner Andrew MacLaine and brick artist Nathan Sawaya.

27 designers competed with haute couture designs inspired by pop culture stalwarts such as Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, Game of Thrones, Pokémon, Doctor Who, Sailor Moon, Labyrinth, Supernatural, 28 Days Later, Wall-E and Red Dragon / Silence of the Lambs.

The finale of THE HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW docuseries, which was filmed last night, will be available on Comic-Con HQ on Thursday, July 28. That same day, voting will open on HerUniverse.com to allow viewers at home to choose a third winner for the series. Comic-Con HQ is available at Comic-ConHQ.com, on iOS and Android devices, Amazon and Roku.

Fast Facts about Ashley’s dress: with a design inspired by a sketch of Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano created by Dave Filoni, the dress was made of more than 10,000 bricks and weighed in at 25 pounds!

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