Ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens' theatrical release this week, Opening Ceremony harnesses the power of the Force -- to create a custom Stormtroopers costume inspired by the iconic film saga. Our feminist update? This time around, just like in Episode VII director J.J. Abrams' take on the classic, the costume is made for a female.
As part of the #Force4Fashion label and ongoing charity effort in partnership with Bloomingdale's, 11 designers were chosen to create their own costume versions of iconic characters from George Lucas' films, as well as new characters from the highly-anticipated new film. Each film in the epic space opera is a cultural monument, with everything from the cast to the special effects reflecting the time and decade in which they were made (the first film was released in 1977), so it only makes sense that this fundraising event and the costume pieces within it should reflect the atmosphere of 2015.