2017 RUNWAY RUNDOWN
Last year, “Geek Couture” invaded San Diego Comic-con once again. The 4th annual Her Universe Fashion Show, presented by Her Universe and Hot Topic, featured 25 stunning fashions inspired by the sci-fi and pop culture world. Three designers won the grand prize of designing a Disney princesses-themed fashion collection with Her Universe for Hot Topic. For the first time ever there was a tie for the Judges Pick with Rose Ivy (Sorceress Supreme, Doctor Strange) and Lindsay Meesak Orndorff (Leader of the Pack, Princess Mononoke) walking away with the prize while Grace DuVal (Don’t Panic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) won for the Audience Pick.
THE 2017 WINNING DESIGNERS
ROSE IVY (2017 JUDGES PICK)
SORCERESS SUPREME – DOCTOR STRANGE
LINDSAY MEESAK ORNDORFF (2017 JUDGES PICK)
LEADER OF THE PACK – PRINCESS MONONOKE
DON’T PANIC – THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Cindy Levitt is nationally-recognized for her expertise in developing novel licenses for the teen and young adult market. Cindy is Senior Vice President. Merchandise and Marketing, at edgy teen retailer Hot Topic.
Competing for 3 years in the Fashion Show, in 2006 Hannah won the Judges Choice Award for her Furiosa inspired gown from Mad Max: Fury Road. The opportunity has inspired her to pursue her dream of designing motorcycle gear for women.
Jesse is an award winning fashion and costume designer, whose works have appeared in on-screen, the runway, and Cosplay Melee. Jesse was one of the three winners at the 2016 Her Universe fashion show, where her Falcor-inspired couture gown took the Comic Con HQ vote.
After winning the Audience Choice Award for the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show, Camille is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to collaborate and design a Wonder Woman collection for Her Universe and Hot Topic. Camille now works under her label “Frakkin Frocks”.
Yaya has made over 350 costumes, and has been featured in two US Network TV Shows. Yaya is the first cosplayer to create a cosplay-focused fabric line for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores; design a cosplay patterns line for McCall Patterns; and collaborate with Bernina Sewing Machine Company.
Nicole is an editor for Disney Style. For the past three years, she has combined Disney’s beloved stories and characters with the latest lifestyle trends to create content that reaches a growing and loyal community. Her articles and videos have been picked up by Teen Vogue, Nylon, POPSUGAR, and more.
HARLEY QUINN SMITH
At age 18, Harley Quinn Smith, has already been noted as “one to watch”. Born into show-business and forced to appear in her father, actor Kevin Smith’s, movie Jay and Silen Bob Strike Back; Harley has been showcasing her natural talent for the big screen since the age of 1.
All Her Universe Fashion Show 2017 photos by Mark Edwards, Hair and Make-up Partner: Espionage Cosmetics. Ashley Eckstein’s Hair and Make-up by Stephanie Lizabeth.
ASHLEY ECKSTEIN’S CINDERELLA-INSPIRED GOWN WAS DESIGNED BY 2014 WINNER ANDREW MACLAINE. (SEE DISNEY STYLE VIDEO)
PRESS FOR THE HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW