Star Wars Meets the Runway at Toronto Fashion Week

At this year’s Toronto Fashion Week, the Force was definitely strong on the runway. Disney Consumer Products, in partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition, hosted a Star Wars-inspired design competition where six finalists were tasked with creating a look inspired by Star Wars.

From Princess Leia’s iconic white dress to neoprene, chain mail-like Darth Vader look, each designer combined the familiarity of Star Wars with sleek, elevated designs. Take a look at the six designs below:


The panel of judges, including Academy Award winner and set decorator, Roger Christian (who designed R2-D2 and the lightsaber), crowned José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger of UNTTLD the winner for their Princess Leia-inspired look from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

This isn’t the first time the Star Wars universe has inspired the runway. Rodarte draped printed scenes from the films onto flowy dresses for the fall/winter 2014 season, while Preen used Darth Vader’s helmet as a major element of their collection the same year.

Posted 3 years Ago
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