Vetements, is dropping a Star Wars collection this Thursday (December 12th) to celebrate the release of the latest installment of the film franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which will be released on December 19th. The new 44-piece collection will feature everything from evening gowns to socks, hoodies and high heels. Set to be unveiled in Tsum in Moscow on Thursday, which is the first opportunity that customers will have to see and purchase the collection, it will also be available on SSENSE online, and Harrods and Flannels as physical stockists. Finally, die-hard Star Wars fans will have a luxury costume option to sport at the next Comicon.
Although no images have yet been seen, the house has said that designs are inspired by “the most iconic Vetements pieces and Star Wars legacy.” For those that can’t wait until Thursday to get an idea of what a Vetements/The Force mash-up will look like, cast your eyes back to 2015, when the brand unveiled a Star Wars skirt within its spring/summer 2016 collection, which was later worn by Rihanna during New York Fashion Week.
Part of the Vetements genius and DNA is to appropriate and expose mass culture, having previously taken to McDonald's, DHL and Looney Tunes, to name a few, so the collaboration with one of the world’s biggest film franchises will be no surprise to the fashion industry. Expect accessories, as well as ready-to-wear, including caps and backpacks, which will no doubt be littered with Star Wars iconography. For beauty Jedis wishing to complement the new collection with matching makeup, see the Pat McGrath x Star Wars collection landing on December 13.
The announcement comes just months after co-founder and creative director Demna Gvasalia stepped down - having set up Vetements with brother Guram in 2014. We can now only presume the exit was down the good old-fashioned sibling rivalry over who would get to play Hans Solo and who would be left with Darth Vader.