Ashley Eckstein

The Her Universe Fashion Show

The Her Universe Fashion Show returned to San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) with a standing-room only crowd celebrating “The Power of Fashion.” Critically acclaimed as one of the must-see events each year at SDCC, host Ashley Eckstein (founder of Her Universe, Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano) further demonstrated her commitment to inclusiveness, empowerment and mental health awareness. Powerful designs, powerful moments and powerful statements ruled the night.


2019 Her Universe Fashion Show Highlights

Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic and DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and in partnership with Cartoon Network, BoxLunch and The Pop Insider, The Her Universe Fashion Show opened with Eckstein dazzling the crowd with a transformative She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – inspired gown designed by 2014 Her Universe Fashion Show winner Andrew MacLaine with custom accessories by designer Harmony Leiker. Eckstein announced that the companies initially came together when she was cast to voice an upcoming character in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation. Actress/host Tiffany Smith (Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal) joined the show as Eckstein’s co-host.

Her Universe and Hot Topic also surprised the packed audience of over 2,000 fans with the announcement that a Haunted Mansion Fashion Collection by Her Universe is coming to Hot Topic stores nationwide this fall. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Disneyland ride, Eckstein wore a custom couture pant suit inspired by the famous Haunted Mansion wallpaper, designed by 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show winner Leetal Platt.

Other highlights from the night included the first-ever Her Universe Wizarding World collection of wearable dresses inspired by Harry Potter film characters Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood and Fleur Delacour.

Ashley Eckstein also made a powerful statement with her On Our Sleeves™ themed dress for mental health as part of her ongoing work with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

EVENT PHOTOS

THE 2019 WINNING DESIGNERS

Judge’s Winner
Adria Renee
Isla Nubla – Jurassic Park
Audience Winner
Sarah Hambly
Bodak Green – Marvel’s Loki


Junior Designer Showcase

Three junior designers won the exciting opportunity to help Her Universe design
a Steven Universe-inspired collection to be sold online and in-store for BoxLunch in 2020.

Winners Emerson, Emily and Kayla strutted their stuff on the runway in their own designs!

She-Ra Dress Transformation

PRESS FOR THE HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW 2019

“Here are the Her Universe SDCC 2019 Fashion Show Winners” By Bleeding Cool

“SDCC T-shirt sales will support children’s mental health” By Cnet

“Hogwarts chic! Fangirl fashion line debuts party dresses inspired by ones worn by Hermione Granger, Fleur Delacour, and Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” By Daily Mail


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