by Janina Gavankar
I had been stalking Catherine Elhoffer, of Elhoffer Designs for a while, on social media, and pinged her, hoping she’d have the time and interest in creating a dress that was a mashup of Iden’s Imperial uniform, and a dress worthy of the world’s stage.
I went to her studio and discussed, in secret. All i knew I wanted was Iden’s Commander stripes, and a belt that was reminiscent of her chest plate.
Let me be clear. Every snip and stitch of that dress was handcrafted. Most of her pieces are. Catherine has been a seamstress for 15 years, and the fact that her dresses are priced where they are, for that much human effort spent by the actual designer is extremely rare.
I came back for a fitting and we decided on the high-low hem. She cut it right there, as I was wearing it. She understands women’s bodies so well, and she added one more element that needs to become a standard for women’s fashion: POCKETS.
So while @janina was totally obsessed with the pockets, I was obsessed with the twirl!! If you've preordered and you want the belt, be sure to dm me and we can chat rates for me to handmake the belt! And once we are closer to production arriving, I'll start testing out some shoulder appliqué to see if I can add it after production for add on pricing… for your own stripes.. or maybe even some silver vinyl for a Vader look…. 😉 So grab your Galactic Commander dress and join me in fashioning a galaxy of our own! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 #eagames #e3 #smallbusiness #geek #geekbound #geekfashion #disneybound #starwars #battlefront2 #madeinla #lbd #imperial #starwarsfashion #fashion
I mentioned she may want to prep a pre-order for the dress, but she waved it off. After the deserved love the dress received, yesterday, I managed to peer-pressure her into setting it up, so every women who wants to feel the power of being a Galactic Commander, can do so, in style.