Today, Dec. 2, Forever 21 is launching a new Star Wars collection in stores and online. It features a variety of clothing for women, men, and kids. Some of the products, like the sweatshirt covered in AT-ATs and X-Wings, are a little familiar, but mostly they represent a new take on Star Wars apparel with a distinctly Forever 21 aesthetic. And in the vein, the cute little shorts covered in a pattern of stormtrooper helmets are easily the most exciting thing in the line.
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite webcomics cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate tackles the subject of the comics industry weirdly cutting itself off from the enormous amounts of money women spend on comics-related fashion and other gear from high end retailers like Black Milk and Forever 21.
Just in time for Fall/Winter vigilantism, Forever 21 has launched the Bats and Cats Collection of apparel, accessories and cosmetics, featuring the iconic motifs of Batman and Catwoman. After the success of previous licensed collections showcasing the designs of Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Minnie Mouse, the Bats and Cats line is the first comic-centric collection that Forever 21 has released. Although Forever 21 has occasionally carried DC and Marvel apparel (primarily graphic tees), this collection features a wider variety of merchandise, including Bat-emblem leggings, Catwoman sweaters, and purses covered in gold bat-shaped studs, and more.
As what's been called "geek culture" continues to flourish within the mainstream, the stigma once associated with being a "nerd" is quickly being replaced with an eagerness to proudly express one's inner geek on her sleeve -- for our purposes, literally...