Retailer Her Universe is hosting a design contest to bring unique "geek couture" pieces to its San Diego Comic Con fashion show.
I am not the most the fashionable of men. In fact, now that I'm really thinking about, it dawns on me that I've pretty much worn the same seven t-shirts each week for probably the last six months now. That being the case, I can still appreciate the value of clever clothes and the way that they can be used to help spread tastes and ideas to wider audiences.
That in mind, I can wholeheartedly get behind the concept of the design competition being launched by the nerdy apparel site Her Universe. The site, which is planning to debut a Fashion Show at 2014's San Diego Comic Con, announced the competition recently in an announcement urging potential designers to submit original "geek couture" designs. Entrants are invited to include up to three separate "female fashion" designs on their submission form, which must be received by April 4th, 2014. Finalists will be announced by April 18th.
Hoping to give entrants examples of what they mean, Her Universe was kind enough to include some samples to guide them. And while, again, I'm no where even approaching a fashionista, I have to say that some of the included designs are actually pretty neat in the way they nerd culture into women's wear. Granted, all I could think with the Thor-inspired piece was "doth mother know you weareth her drapes" but, by-and-large, the designs feature some clever takes on popular characters. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Source: Her Universe