The Her Universe Fashion Show returned to San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) with a standing-room only crowd celebrating “The Power of Fashion.” Critically acclaimed as one of the must-see events each year at SDCC, host Ashley Eckstein (founder of Her Universe, Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano) further demonstrated her commitment to inclusiveness, empowerment and mental health awareness. Powerful designs, powerful moments and powerful statements ruled the night. Actress / DC Daily Host Tiffany Smith (Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal) joined the show as Eckstein’s co-host.
Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic and DreamWorks
Animation’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and in
partnership with Cartoon Network, BoxLunch and The
Pop Insider, The Her Universe Fashion Show opened
with Eckstein dazzling the crowd with a trans-formative
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - inspired gown
designed by 2014 Her Universe Fashion Show winner
Andrew MacLaine with custom accessories by designer
Harmony Leiker. Eckstein announced that the
companies initially came together when she was cast
to voice an upcoming character in the critically acclaimed
Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation.
Her Universe and Hot Topic also surprised the packed
audience of over 2,000 fans with the announcement that
a Haunted Mansion Fashion Collection by Her Universe is
coming to Hot Topic stores nationwide this fall. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Disneyland ride, Eckstein wore a custom couture pant suit inspired by the famous Haunted Mansion wallpaper, designed by 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show winner Leetal Platt.
Other highlights from the night included the first-ever
Her Universe Wizarding World collection of wearable
dresses inspired by Harry Potter film characters
Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood and Fleur Delacour.
Ashley Eckstein also made a powerful statement with
her On Our Sleeves™ themed dress for mental health
as part of her ongoing work with Nationwide Children’s
This year’s winning designers will design their
work starting tomorrow at Comic-Con, are below:
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2019 Judges Winner: Adria Renee - Isla Nubla (Jurassic Park)
2019 Audience Winner: Sarah Hambly - Bodak Green (Marvel’s Loki)
Introducing the winners of The 6th Annual
Her Universe Fashion Show 2019