Models for design house Rodarte made their debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week today with Star Wars prints emblazoned on their dresses, making it probably the best show of the week. Rodarte's fall line — showing off five dresses with accents from the original trilogy — is a breathe of fresh air at a decidedly un-geeky event devoted more to couture than to, say, science fiction.
Fashion is having a more pronounced crossover moment than it has in previous years with respect to technology and geek culture. We saw as much at CES with designers intent on blurring the lines between wearable devices and jewelry, though to varying effect. At NYFW, designers like Rebecca Minkoff and Vivienne Tam have inked deals with social media apps with Keek and the WeChat, respectively, to stay better connected to their fans off the stages at Lincoln Center. Still, seeing C3PO or the Death Star on evening-wear should probably win a prize for being the most fun.
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