Calling all Fashion Designers: Open call on April 23rd for Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC 2016



If you are a fashion designer or someone inspiring to be one then Her Universe is offering you a chance to be able to showcase your designs at the Her Universe Fashion show which takes place at San Diego Comic-Con International this July 21st at 6PM in Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. An open call is happening this weekend in Los Angeles and this is your chance to submit your designs in person to a panel of judges to be considered for The Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC. Bring your sketches/designs, portfolio and examples of previous work if available! Open call begins at 1:00 PM, fo more details about submitting click the following link here:

You can also can submit designs to be considered for the fashion show online here.

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 PM

Where: Hot Topic store at Hollywood and Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd #345, Hollywood, CA 90028


Twenty-five designers will be selected to compete in the Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC for the chance to win the opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe that will be sold at Hot Topic – the leading pop culture retailer. This year is extra exciting because the entire process will be filmed for a docu-series to air on the new Comic-Con channel, Comic-Con HQ.

This third annual must-see “geek couture” fashion show once again offers fans and amateur designers, male or female, the opportunity to submit their own women’s fashion designs based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media. The design competition submission process is OPEN NOW and designers, 18 years and older, can submit designs to be considered for the fashion show online here. All applicants must enter online even if they attend the in-person open call in Los Angeles. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 and the twenty-five finalists will be selected and notified by Wednesday, April 27th, 2016.

“My favorite part of The Her Universe Fashion Show has been getting to know all of the designers behind the scenes,” said Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. “With the new docu-series on Comic-Con HQ, fans will get to know each designer and follow their process and journey to the runway at SDCC. There are so many talented designers out there that just need the opportunity and platform to showcase their skills. I encourage fans to submit and no experience is necessary!”

“We always put the fans and community first at Her Universe and the fashion show is an example of our mission,” added Michael Rego, Chief Executive Officer of The Araca Group, Eckstein’s partner in Her Universe.

The Her Universe Fashion Show will be hosted by Eckstein with an all new group of aspiring designers, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, who will present their original “geek couture” designs on the runway. There will be three winners chosen at this year’s fashion show. The third winner will be chosen by the Comic Con HQ viewers at home.

Eckstein will be an Executive Producer for the docu-series along with Blondie Girl Productions owned by Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale.

You can also be the first to see and purchase the new Her Universe fashion collection inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens before the official launch. The stunning new line is brought to you by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein and the winning designers of the Her Universe “Geek Couture” Fashion Show & Design Competition at San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Kelly Cercone and Leetal Platt.


Designer Kelly Cercone models her own geek couture design, Joker's New Look: Batman, which won last year's Judge's Choice in the 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show.

Designer Kelly Cercone models her own geek couture design, Joker’s New Look: Batman, which won last year’s Judge’s Choice in the 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show.

All of the festivities will be filmed for the new Comic-Con HQ channel and the new series about The Her Universe Fashion Show! You could be a part of the show!

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About Her Universe

Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans. They entered their first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC Worldwide for Doctor Who, CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek, AMC forThe Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel, Hasbro for Transformers and Studio Ghibli. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook ( Twitter (, Pinterest ( and YouTube(

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Jenny Tang

Nerdgeist Editor

You can contact me for any San Diego Comic-Con related Press, Reviews, Advertising or General Enquiries.


Twitter: @NGeistofficial

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