This year’s Her Universe Fashion Show was all about the Power of Fashion, inspired by the hit animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Twenty-four designs took the runway, all inspired by the powerful characters so many love and admire. Here are some highlights of the show, along with the winners!
The night started as it always does with a message from Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Univserse, about the theme of the show. Ashely wore a transforming dress that took her from a stiff red look inspired by She-Ra protagonist Adora’s Horde uniform to the glistening white dress Adora wears when transformed.
Ashley shared that the messages of the show, that the power and strength you need is inside of you and in your friendships, is a core theme of the show and one of the many reasons it resonates with so many fans.
Then new looks from Her Universe premiered, including some that have not yet been released. New SDCC pieces in collaboration with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power also hit the runway.
We also saw the new Harry Potter collection from Her Universe. Then it was time for the 24 finalists to share their creations!
Ericka Angiuli debuted an Avengers-inspired look, Avenge the Fallen, first.
Kimberly Burns brought Star Wars-inspired Heart of Kyber.
Kendra Raymond presented DC Comics themed Catwoman Origins.
Olivia Mears rocked the first She-Ra look of the night, called She-Ra, Princess of Power Suits.
Jill N. Nofziger had a Disney look with Maleficent.
Cindy Guillermo Heselton brought a Game of Thrones-inspired Night Queen.
Brianna Casper channeled Alice in Wonderland‘s Queen with Off With Your Head.
Jenny Clark created a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina look with Something Wicked.
Christine Geiger created a look based on Swift Wind of She-Ra with A Horsey of a Different Color.
Britley Morgan Smith made a dress inspired by the moon stick from Sailor Moon with Moon Healing Escalation.
Sami Haag went to My Hero Acadamia for Icy Hot Vogue.
Liz Todd tapped into DuckTales for Duck Couture (Wooo-Ooo!).
Lisa Truong created The Spirit of Hope inspired by Star Wars.
Ally Crocker created Bring Me Back to the Brienne-ing, a Game of Thrones look.
Sarah Timm said Welcome to Neptune with a Veronica Mars piece.
Kathryn Henzler found inspiration for The Lady of Lórien and Light from Lord of the Rings.
Lizard Leigh transformed in A Diamond By Any Other Name, inspired by Steven Universe.
Andrea Ohnesorge brought us My Unicorn, a look for Unicorn Store.
Hailey Jensen made Dreams Come True for Cinderella.
Adria Renee channeled a way to Jurassic Park with Destination: Isla Nublar.
Samantha Strickland created IT Girl, inspired by Stephen King’s IT.
Heather Smith brought Boba Fett from Star Wars to the runway with He’s No Good To Me Dead.
Wes Jenkins imagined a look for Oogie Boogie’s Winter Ball from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Sarah Hambly finished the evening with Bodak Green, inspired by Marvel‘s Loki.
And the winners are….
Adria Renee won the judge’s vote with Destination: Isla Nublar and Sarah Hambly won audience choice with Bodak Green. The pair will work together to create a new line based on Wonder Woman: 1984 for Hot Topic to debut in 2020.
Every single piece this year was fabulous, and these 24 designers knocked their pieces out of the park. Which look was your favorite?