In celebration of Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney Consumer Products and Bloomingdale’s have joined forces with an all-star line-up of fashion designers to raise money for charity by creating innovative fashions based on the film.
The initiative, “Force 4 Fashion,” features designers Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Halston, Opening Ceremony, Ovadia & Sons, Parker, Rag & Bone, Timo Weiland and Todd Snyder. Each designer is tasked with creating a bespoke piece that takes inspiration from The Force Awakens’ costume designer, Michael Kaplan’s work.
The designers’ looks will be revealed at a “Force 4 Fashion” launch event, in New York City on December 2nd before going on display in Bloomingdale’s NYC flagship windows the following day. Outfits will then be put up for auction on CharityBuzz.com with the proceeds benefiting Child Mind Institute, on behalf of Star Wars: Force For Change – a charitable initiative that empowers people to make a positive impact on the world.
Star Wars’ association with British fashion and design will also be celebrated by London-based designers Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, J.W. Anderson, Nasir Mazhar, Peter Pilotto, Phoebe English, Preen and Thomas Tait. These 10 designers have also created catwalk looks inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Their designs will be showcased at an extraordinary “Star Wars: Fashion Finds The Force” presentation on November 26th in London, following which they will be available to fans worldwide by online auction at www.starwarsfashion.london with all proceeds donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.