StarWars.com gives us our first official look at the new apparel line titled “Sisters of the Force” from Her Universe that will be debuting next week at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Apparel designed for both men and women are included in this new collection (the Ahsoka windbreaker featured above is just plain awesome), so check out the intro copied below and then head on over to the supplied source link for photos of the collection as well as words from Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.
You’ll be able to purchase items from this new collection at the Her Universe booth at Celebration (Booth # 2723) beginning April 11 as well as the Her Universe website.
Nearly a decade ago, when Her Universe was just getting ready to launch its unique Star Wars apparel for female fans, founder Ashley Eckstein was trying on different names that exemplified the brand and the community she was hoping to build.
She landed on “Sisters of the Force,” a phrase that was ultimately left on the cutting room floor. But for Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and later Star Wars Rebels, it helped to set the tone for things to come. “Sisters of the Force never took off, but it was always kind of my name for the female Star Wars community,” she says. And next week, Her Universe will launch a special “Sisters of the Force” capsule collection at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, with dresses, shirts, hoodies, and even capes that pay homage to some of the bravest women in the galaxy.
“Sisters of the Force, to me, represents women in Star Wars,” Eckstein recently told StarWars.com. “Whether it’s the characters, whether it’s the fans, whether it’s the women who work on Star Wars, there are all of these strong women who bring Star Wars to life. And while my dream with Her Universe, from day one, has been to spread the message that Star Wars is for everyone, I wanted to shine the spotlight on the women of Star Wars with this collection.”
As the company prepares to celebrate its ninth anniversary, Eckstein shares the stories behind the designs in the new line.
The full Celebration panel schedule was revealed on March 22 and all of the attending Autograph Hall guests (61 in all topped off by Hayden Christensen) can be seen at this link. Presales for Celebration autographs/photo-ops began back on February 13 and will remain open till Monday, April 9 at 9:00pm CT. You can also check out the assortment 8×10 photos that will be available for each guest to autograph at their respective tables as well as the complete Floor Plan & Exhibitors List.
For fans who are unable to attend Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 in person, The Star Wars Show will be back with their LIVE broadcast throughout all 5 days.
Monday tickets for Celebration (Will Call pickup only) are still available as of the time of this posting. ReedPOP announced that they formed a new partnership with Lyte for the purpose of securely reselling tickets to Celebration (and other conventions) for those fans who are unfortunately unable to attend. The 5-day event, which is a first for Celebration, will be held April 11-15 at the McCormick Place convention center.