Her Universe held its fourth annual fashion show at San Diego Comic Con 2017, showcasing an eclectic range of pop-culture designs which drew inspiration from beloved Japanese anime classics, blockbuster superhero films, Star Wars (naturally), Disney’s animated masterpiece Moana, popular video games, and other sources.
This year’s contestants competed for the chance to work alongside Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein and design a new Disney Princess fashion collection for Hot Topic.
The maroon and grey design incorporated Ahsoka Tano’s signature armbands and tabard, while a white and blue headscarf stood in for the Togruta’s montrals and lekku.
According to Roth, ‘Tano Couture’ was inspired by her favourite spunky Jedi, specifically by her look in the later seasons of The Clone Wars. Her designer bio states that she tends to work with different types of fabric and her designs often combine soft feminine detailing with harsher, bolder designs.
She also explained that she loves to mix different types of fabric texture and play around with shapes to create new silhouettes, all of which is clearly reflected in the bright colours and defined contours of the Ahsoka-inspired ensemble. You can read more about the outfit and Roth’s background in fashion design in this interview.
Roth’s design did not win the coveted grand prize but it still made quite an impact on the audience and on the Star Wars fans at home. This snippy, snazzy style gets our (even more) coveted seal of approval. The Force was with you, ladies!
FINALLY ALLOWED TO POST PICTURES! Spent my #SDCC Thursday at the #HerUniverseFashionShow modeling @raierae's fantastic "Tano Couture" design. I'm so outrageously proud of my baaaaaabes 🤗 Huge shoutouts to @calamity_caller and @themayali for assisting today and to @ofl0ra for completely saving the day with her makeup skills ❤️ . . . #StarWars #FashionShow #Runway #Ahsoka #AhsokaTano #CloneWars #StarWarsCloneWars #Couture #CoutureDress #FashionDesign #HerUniverse #HUFS @heruniverse #SW #Disney #UnicornSushi @unicornsushiclothing #ComicCon #SanDiegoComicCon #SanDiego
For more coverage of the 2017 Her Universe Fashion Show, check out the following articles and videos:
- Her Universe Fashion Show 2017 – Runway Walks (The Wookiee Gunner)
- Dreams Came True at the Her Universe Fashion Show 2017 (The Wookiee Gunner)
- Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC On a Mission to Make Dreams Come True (The Mary Sue)
- Photos: Her Universe Fashion Show at Comic Con (Fox 5 San Diego)
Special thanks to Johnamarie Macias of The Wookiee Gunner for being kind enough to send me a photo of Roth’s designer biography.
- Interview with Rachel Roth, the Designer of ‘Tano Couture’
- Ashley Eckstein Wears Stunning LEGO Dress at Her Universe Fashion Show
- Ashley Eckstein: ‘We Want Her Universe to Be the Home of Your Ahsoka Fashion’