Rodarte F/W 2014; Preen F/W 2014

What are the odds that two cult labels would incorporate Star Wars characters in their F/W 2014 collections? Not as low when you consider the fact George Lucas sold Star Wars rights to Disney last year, and we all know Disney loves to lend its characters to fashion. If I was a Mulleavy sister, I would have asked for exclusive rights for 2013, because only a few days after their Yoda gown walked the runway, the series’ darkest Jedi appeared in London, courtesy of Preen.

While I’m all down for geek chic, but I’m not sure how many women, given a few grand to blow, would shell out for such a, um, statement dress. But, Rodarte is Rodarte and I don’t think they like to appeal to the masses. I suspect that the Star Wars guys will be integrated into tunics, sweatshirts and tees come production time, which will be super covetable among the hip 20-something Instagram stars. We’ll talk about it for years to come, and that exactly was the point. As Yoda would say, “smart, they are.” However, I’d much rather invest in a timeless mustard chiffon frock.