For the first time since 2019, the Her Universe Fashion Show is happening in-person at San Diego Comic-Con.
On July 21, SDCC will host the 8th annual Her Universe Fashion Show, a competition featuring coture looks inspired by pop culture franchises. The show features 26 designers competing for the chance to design a collection with Her Universe for Hot Topic.
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This year’s show is hosted by founder Ashley Eckstein, best known as the voice of Asoka Tano in various “Star Wars” projects, as well as drag queen Nina West. The judging panel includes the winners of the 2021 virtual competition, Teighlor Johnson, Skyler Barrett and Vivien Lee, as well as fashion industry professionals Elena Vrska and Mallory Leveille. Two prizes will be given out, one by the panel and one by the audience. This year’s theme is “Coming Home,” to celebrate the return of an in-person Comic-Con following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“After three years away, I am overjoyed for our event to return in person,” Eckstein said in a statement. “We chose this year’s theme because San Diego Comic Con is not only the home of our fashion show, it is truly a home for me and the fans. We have an amazing group of designers this year and I can’t wait to share the stage with my dear friend Nina West. This will be a celebration you won’t want to miss.”
The Her Universe Fashion Show is presented by Her Universe and Hot Topic. The event will be held at the Harbor Ballroom of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel during the first day of Comic-Con. The event is free for all San Diego Comic-Con attendees.
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