Ashley Eckstein is going to be a very busy lady at Wondercon this month. Not only is she debuting new Her Universe designs at the con, but she’ll be hosting two panels and a fashion portfolio review for attendees who are looking to get into fashion design.
On top of all that, she’s also partnered with Kohls for the first-ever Marvel activewear collection for juniors based on Captain America: Civil War.
Plus, Her Universe Press will be hosting a panel with published authors and experts about how to prepare a winning pitch to get a novel published. Whew!
Take a closer look at some of the new designs and get details on Wondercon events below.
— Ashley Eckstein (@HerUniverse) March 9, 2016
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NEW YORK, NY – March 10th, 2016 – Her Universe, the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, today announced its return to WonderCon, the must-attend event being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 25th through the 27th, with exciting news and new products for fans of sci-fi fashion, publishing and more. This year, Her Universe is hosting two panels and a portfolio review at WonderCon that are not to be missed.
For the last two years, Her Universe and Hot Topic have produced The Her Universe “Geek Couture” Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con. Two winners, each year, were chosen and given the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe to be sold in Hot Topic stores. To kick off the 2016 fashion show, fans and designers will be able to attend the “Her Universe Fashion Show Update” panel at WonderCon (Friday, March 25th, 2pm to 3pm in room 502B) where they will be the first to hear updated information on submitting their designs for this year’s show at SDCC and be the first to see the upcoming collection designed by last year’s winners, Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone. Actress, Her Universe Founder and voice of Star Wars Rebels’ Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein, SVP of Her Universe, Cat Carson, Hot Topic VP of Merchandising, Ed Labay, and Hot Topic Director of Brand Marketing, Andrea Lewis, will also be on the panel to give advice on how fans can go from runway to retail.
For fans and designers looking to submit their designs for The Her Universe Fashion Show or who just want to get into the business of geek fashion, they are invited to share their portfolio with industry professionals from Her Universe and Hot Topic and get tips and advice on how to best prepare their fashion portfolio at the “Her Universe Geek Fashion Portfolio Review” (Saturday, March 26th from 10:30am to 11:30am in room 150).
Her Universe is also sponsoring a second panel for its publishing imprint, Her Universe Press. In the “Calling All Aspiring Writers/Her Universe Press” panel (Saturday, March 26th, 2pm to 3pm in room 515A) published authors and experts will reveal their advice to fans on preparing a winning pitch to get their novel published. Host Ashley Eckstein will be joined by the author of Weirdest, Heather Nuhfer, along with the author of The Confidence Chronicles, E. Anne Convery and New York Times, USA Today and #1 International bestselling author Christina Hobbs writing under the penname Christina Lauren with her writing partner.
Ashley Eckstein also revealed that Her Universe will debut several new fashion designs and offer its most popular fangirl apparel from Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, Star Trek and more in the Her Universe boutique (booth #1225). The boutique will feature an assortment of casual and dressy options for female fans to fashionably express their fandom and flaunt their world.
Her Universe and Kohl’s will be premiering at the WonderCon Her Universe booth the first-ever Marvel activewear collection for juniors inspired by the upcoming, highly anticipated film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. This new capsule collection will be sold in Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Kohls.com the end of March.