Star Wars jumpers, shoes and bags... Here's how to REALLY get involved in The Force Awakens hype
Star Wars mania is upon us. With the release of the new film, The Force Awakens, the real fans have come out of the woodwork; the ones who can actually engage in all the cliquey chat and have booked to see it at just past midnight. In fact, the hype's got everyone interested and avoiding spoilers - even the people who've never watched any of the films before.
Now we all know about Daisy Ridley - the relative newbie who's just been welcomed into the franchise's fold with the first rave reviews of the new film - but it's not just the actors that have been topics of conversation in the office, the fashion world's been overrun with it too.
The biggest undoubtedly was the Force For Change charity collection. Stocked solely at Selfridges, the range comprises Star Wars jumpers and t-shirts, designed by 10 London designers including J.W.Anderson, Peter Pilotto, Phoebe England, Preen By Thornton Pregazzi, Thomas Tait and Christopher Raeburn. And you can't even feel guilty about your chic geek purchase because all profits of to Great Ormand Street Hospital Children's Charity.
And who said #StarWarsFashion wasn't cool?
If you've been excited for The Force Awakens since you heard the news, you really deserve to get yourself some Star Wars merch - to wear to the cinema or just to lounge around in feeling great. And if you've not, check out our Star Wars cheat sheet - getting you up to date with the last six films, and get involved. That J.W.Anderson sweatshirt? Yes, PLEASE.
There's a whole load of other buys you'll like too, from Star Wars shoes to bags. Irregular Choice were the most talked-about of the lot, with their characteristically crazy heels, but Havaianas got in on the action with jazzy printed flip flops. We're loving J.Crew's structured rucksack for schoolboy novelty.