Today’s gender obsessed Lucasfilm wouldn’t be complete without some gender bending accessories. According to StarWars.com, the franchise now has an offering of “fashion without gender barriers.” Exactly what every Star Wars fan hopes for.
A new collection of gender neutral children’s clothing looks like something that might have originated in the mind of Sabine Wren. Basics are elevated with some inspiration from street art style and the unmistakable images of Star Wars symbols, as well as heroes and villains in the new Star Wars x nununu line.
Plus, the 40-piece collection, featuring everything from clean-lined dresses to standard T-shirts, means you won’t have to shop in clothing sections marked for “boys” or “girls.” Recently, StarWars.com sat down with Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, the co-founders and designers at nununu, to talk about the importance of breaking down barriers with apparel made to fit every child. Because Star Wars is for everyone.
Yes. Star Wars is for everyone. Except for straight white males.
And with Star Wars, everything must be gender neutral, except for the Force, which transitioned to female in 2012.
StarWars.com: I love that everything is gender neutral! Why is it important to you to make sure children and their parents have access to a genderless collection?
Iris Adler: Thank you! nununu is considered to be a pioneer in gender neutral clothing for kids. We have always been advocates of the freedom of expression and individuality, with the strong belief that little humans should never shy away from being themselves, which is why we have been offering gender neutral styles since our inception 11 years ago.
StarWars.com: When it comes to including classic Star Wars themes, phrases, and characters in the designs, what’s essential for making the collection feel fresh and new yet also authentically, recognizably Star Wars?
Iris Adler: We love everything about Star Wars, and when we started designing the collection, we wanted to unite our passion of elevating fashion basics with the classic elements of the Star Wars we grew up on – with a modern twist. Having these iconic characters that have been loved for generations as inspiration, we just had to incorporate our edgier aesthetic when bringing the collection to life, which we hope old and new fans alike will love.
I wonder if they’ll produce a shirt with the Star Wars phrase, “If we just avoid any more female advice, we ought to be able to get out of here.” Probably not.
Thanks to Alex Wilbury for the tip.
Originally published here.