The fashion and costumes of Star Wars

20 December 2017

Manchester Fashion Institute’s Alison Welsh on the style of the Star Wars universe



Alison Welsh, Head of Research at Manchester Fashion Institute, discusses the role and history of the costumes in the Star Wars film franchise.

Video 1 (above): The military-inspired fashion of Star Wars

Video 2: Telling the story: clothing colour and asymmetry in Star Wars

Video 3: Costume communicates the character – Star Wars style

See the other videos and features in the series of academic commentaries on the blockbuster film franchise to coincide with the release of the latest instalment.

How Star Wars changed special effects forever - Watch VFX expert Dr Anthony Bukowski explain the developments in special effects from the original trilogy to The Last Jedi

Why Stormtroopers need a trade union - law and human rights in Star Wars
Watch law lecturer Barry Harwood discuss justice and employment in the film franchise

Star Wars: ‘The Last Jedi’ could be the darkest episode yet - Film lecturer and Star Wars fan Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn previews the hotly anticipated release

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