When you think of geek fashion, your brain will normally go to a t-shirt with your favorite superhero logo, or maybe that classic Her Universe TARDIS dress. You think about your favorite symbols and icons translated into clothing. It’s a way of expressing your passions visually, and it’s a huge part of showing the world who you are. But now it seems that some of the top names in fashion are finding inspiration from geek culture as well.
Iconic fashion magazine Vogue tasked French master designer Riccardo Tisci to dress Japan’s hottest music idol, Hatsune Miku. If you’re familiar with Miku at all, then you know that she’s not a real person. She’s a hologram with a digital voice who performs on stage using state-of-the-art holographic technology. Tisci dressed the virtual idol in a handmade gown of lace, crocodile trim, and Swarovski beads. I’m just trying to figure out how in the heck they created the photo.
2016 seems to be the year that geek culture is taking haute couture fashion by storm. Italian fashion brand Valentino has teamed up with DC Comics to launch “Star Studded,” a Spring/Summer capsule collection based on the legendary super hero Wonder Woman. The collection includes dresses, tops, shorts, shoes, and purses.
Louis Vuitton used Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII to sell handbags, and is looking to anime for inspiration for it’s Spring 2016 fashion line. Although these haute couture brands may be more conceptual and “inspired” by geek culture rather than direct interpretations, it’s still pretty darn cool that senpai is noticing us.
If you’re looking for images of Diana of Themyscira on Valentino’s handbags, you’ll be sorely disappointed. This collaboration is all about the stars in golds and blues. In fact, the only item that features red is a pair of sneakers. You can order the items through Valentino’s website now, but be warned. This is Valentino, which means most of us won’t be able to afford the clothes without selling a few kidneys. If you’re in the mood to dream, check out some of the items from Valentino and Louis Vuitton in the gallery below.
Just the other day, Hot Topic released a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens collaboration with Her Universe. MAC released a Wonder Woman makeup collection a few years ago and is working on a Star Trek collection for this summer. There are lots of fantastic indie designers such as Castle Corsetry and more bringing their passions to fashion. There are more options than ever for geeks like us to express ourselves with our clothing and accessory choices.
This is only beginning for geek-inspired high fashion. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go rob a bank so I can afford that star tulle Valentino dress.
What do you think about our geek icons becoming top models? Who would you like to see grace the cover of a fashion magazine? Let us know in the comments!
Featured image credit: Louis Vuitton