Star Wars Prompts Fashion/Charity Events

Disney Consumer Products and Bloomingdale's have joined forces with a group of designers for the fashion-meets-fundraising initiative Force 4 Fashion.

April 6, 2018

Star Wars Prompts Fashion/Charity Events

Fashion designers in U.S. and U.K. to create collections inspired by the upcoming film.

Disney Consumer Products and Bloomingdale's have joined forces with a group of designers for the fashion-meets-fundraising initiative Force 4 Fashion ahead of the upcoming Lucasfilm feature

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Taking inspiration from the film’s costume designer Michael Kaplan, fashion houses Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Halston, Opening Ceremony, Ovadia & Sons, Parker, Rag & Bone, Timo Weiland and Todd Snyder are creating outfits that pay homage to characters from the new movie.

The designers’ looks will be revealed at a Force 4 Fashion event presented by Kay Jewelers in New York City Dec. 2, before going on display in Bloomingdale’s flagship windows the following day. The outfits will then be auctioned off Dec. 2-18 on CharityBuzz.com, with the proceeds benefiting the 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 around them.

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Kylo Ren-inspired by Halston

“This collaboration celebrates the distinctive synergy between film and fashion in the run-up to an exceptional moment in the history of pop culture," says Leslie Ferraro, co-chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president, Disney Consumer Products. "We’re excited to see how this incredible lineup of designers interpret

Star Wars

characters in unique ways, as well as to raise money for a great cause.”

Additionally, Michael Kaplan has designed three, limited edition “little brown bag” reusable totes, available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s during the holiday season. The

Star Wars

-themed totes will be merchandised in pop-up shops that also feature various other

Star Wars

-inspired merchandise.

“Bloomingdale’s is thrilled to join forces with such a historic, yet continually ground-breaking film,” says Anne Keating, senior vice president of public relations, special events and philanthropy, Bloomingdale’s. “We are excited to fuse fashion with pop culture to raise awareness and funds for our long standing partner, Child Mind Institute.”

U.K. designers are also getting in on the initiative, with London-based designers Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, J.W. Anderson, Nasir Mazhar, Peter Pilotto, Phoebe English, Preen and Thomas Tait on board for the

Star Wars:

Fashion Finds The Force presentation, to be held Nov. 26 in London. The designs will be available to fans worldwide by online auction at StarWarsFashion.London post-event, with all proceeds donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, on behalf of

Star Wars

: Force for Change initiative.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

opens in the U.K. Dec. 17 and in the U.S. Dec. 18.

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Chewbaca-inspired by Todd Snyder

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BB-8-inspired by Cynthia Rowley

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Rey-inspired by Diane von Furstenberg

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Rey-inspired by Rag & Bone

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