Fashion finds the force

Fashion finds the force

Lightsabers at the ready, you’ll want all of this Star Wars charity collection

With less than a month until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ten British fashion designers have created a galactic charity collection to be sold in support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Design talent including BFA double winner J W Anderson, Peter Pilotto and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi have contributed to the bespoke range of unisex T-shirts and sweatshirts each featuring motifs of stormtroopers, starships and everyone’s favourite Wookiee, Chewbacca.

Speaking to Vogue UK, Justin Thorton, co-designer for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, explained how the designs came about:

“When we were approached to collaborate with Star Wars again for the new film, we were inspired by the light and the dark within the force. Our graphic prints are inspired directly from the vision of light sabres and we incorporated a Jedi feel in the silhouette, with bold kimono-style sleeves and a multi-layer wrapped neckline."

The sci-fi-tastic capsule collection will be showcased on a catwalk at Old Selfridges Hotel before being auctioned off for charity. T-shirts start at £55 and sweatshirts at £110.

Star Wars: Fashion Finds The Force presentation November 26, Old Selfridges Hotel, W1U 1QZ 

  • Words: Rebecca Parker