'Star Wars' costumes reimagined by 10 major fashion designers

Posted on Nov 17 2015 - 10:56pm by Ashley Rey

‘Star Wars’ costumes reimagined by 10 major fashion designers

Image: Mashable composite: Rag & Bone, Giles Deacon, Diane von Furstenberg

By David Yi2015-11-17 22:56:50 UTC

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is hands down, the most fashionable movie of the year, inspiring sneaker collaborations, beauty products and heels.
So it’s not surprising that high-end designers are joining the force as well, with a new collaboration between 10 designers and Bloomingdale’s, in a charitable initiative called “Force 4 Fashion.”
Bloomingdale’s requested that all 10 designers create their own interpretations of new and old characters from the highly anticipated flick, which opens Dec. 18. Each made only two samples, one which will feature in the window displays at Bloomingdale’s stores on Dec. 3, and another, which will be auctioned off.
The donations collected will benefit this year’s holiday charity partner, Child Mind Institute, an organization that empowers people to make a positive impact in the world.

Cynthia Rowley: BB-8

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Diane von Furstenberg: Rey

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“This collaboration celebrates the distinctive synergy between film and fashion in the run-up to an exceptional moment in the history of pop culture,” said Leslie Ferraro, co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Consumer Products.
“We are excited to fuse fashion with pop culture to raise awareness and funds for our long standing partner, Child Mind Institute, which has been a pioneer for children’s mental health,” said Anne Keating, Bloomingdale’s senior vice president of public relations, special events and philanthropy.
Giles Deacon: Captain Phasma

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Opening Ceremony: Stormtrooper

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Each of the items will be auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com from Dec. 2-18. If you aren’t lucky enough to get any of these pieces, try your luck at three limited-edition styles of “little brown bag” reusable totes, by the movie’s costume designer, Michael Kaplan. The bags will be available through the holiday season; a portion of the proceeds also go toward Child Mind Institute.
While some of the designers, like Snyder, were inspired by legendary Star Wars characters, such as Chewbacca, designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Halston and Rowley went with brand new faces: Rey, Kylo Ren and BB-8, respectively.
Ovadia & Sons: Stormtrooper

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Rag & Bone: Rey and Kylo Ren

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Timo Weiland: Finn

Todd Snyder: Chewbacca

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Source: MASHABLE Lifestyle
‘Star Wars’ costumes reimagined by 10 major fashion designers

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