HER UNIVERSE, the leading Fangirl fashion and lifestyle brand founded by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars), will expand into gaming, with the first-ever collection inspired by the iconic TOMB RAIDER® franchise from Square Enix, and timed to the launch of SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER™ on September 14. The collection was created by designer and gamer Hannah Kent, one of the winners from the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show.
“Her Universe is a community for all fans and venturing into gaming has been a dream of mine for years,” said Eckstein. “I’ve always had the rule that I would not design for a property unless I could design it from a fan perspective, so the designs are authentic. Once I met Hannah, and discovered her love for Lara Croft®, I knew that I had found the right designer for our first video game collection. This is just the beginning for Her Universe and gaming!”
The initial line will consist of seven pieces, all with the ice axe badge as the logo, inspired by the Tomb Raider franchise and its newest release, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The collection will be available online at HotTopic.com and HerUniverse.com.
“Lara Croft has been one of video game’s most iconic female protagonists for over 20 years, which is what makes Tomb Raider being Her Universe’s first video game franchise the perfect choice,” added Kent, who often cosplays as Lara Croft. “If you could have told 12-year-old me that one day I would be designing a fashion line based on the adventures I couldn’t finish my homework fast enough to play, I would have exploded. In designing this line, I wanted to embrace a bit of Lara’s active lifestyle, while also giving a nod to the outdoorsy fashion style any Tomb Raider would need. My hope is that this line will help to empower fellow Tomb Raider fans to rise to their own adventures!”
While supplies last, a free in-game code to unlock the White Shadow Band Resource Pack will be given with any purchase of $20 or more from the Her Universe Tomb Raider collection on hottopic.com. With the in-game resources included in the pack – totaling 8 gold and 4 jade – gamers can obtain their choice of either ammunition or healing items, aiding Lara throughout the journey. User must download Steam found at https://store.steampowered.