As if we weren’t excited enough for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Christmas, Selfridges has just taken things even further.
Ahead of its release, 10 award-winning British designers have each designed a jumper and T-shirt for the store inspired by “the motifs and mood” of the film – and they land tomorrow!
Costing £110 for each jumper and £55 per T-shirt, the pieces aren’t exactly purse-friendly, but as well as the fact that we are totally in love with everything Star Wars, proceeds will go towards Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
And for something JW Anderson, Peter Pilotto, Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, Claire Barrow, Nasir Mazhar, Phoebe English, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi or Thomas Tai, we’d say the prices are pretty good going.
Speaking of the design process, Anderson said: “I was inspired for this capsule by taking things that were iconic and current to us.
“I think that’s what I find so interesting about Star Wars is that it’s incredibly current even if it’s in a different world, you have this fantasy steeped in a harsh reality.”
And apparently it was growing up with the film that aroused interest in many of the designers.
Christopher Raeburn said: “Star Wars always resonated with me personally; growing up with the first three films when so much was about hope, trust, survival and adventure – these are all themes that have influenced my design practice throughout the years.”
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Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of Peter Pilotto, meanwhile, added: “We often cite the film’s costumes and visuals as inspiration for our collections – we love to include that type of surreal reference point.”
Add to all that the fact that the intergalactic trend is well and truly taking us by storm right now, and the pieces couldn’t have come at a better time. May the force be with you.