SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLAINS STORM THEATERS AND LICENSES. WHAT’S NEXT?

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Superheroes are hot, hot, hot, creating colorful clothing and accessories that fill kid and teen stores, make consumers (and retailers) smile. We all know the Batmans, Supermans and Captain Americas, but what’s coming down the superhero pipeline?

WONDER WOMAN

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Distinctly targeted to girls, the The Wonder Woman role is revived for the big screen June 2017, this time with Gal Gadot as the Amazon princess. Expect lots of awesome leather/metal clothing and accessories, from matching arm band cuffs to metal forehead accessories. With Katniss Everdeen out of theaters, girls are looking for a new warrior woman to look up to.

SUICIDE SQUAD

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Hitting screens this August and starring the gorgeous and talented Margot Robbie, as well as Cara Delevigne, Will Smith and other big-draw names, Suicide Squad is actually about supervillains, not superheroes (sorry, parents). Here, the Suicide Squad is recruited by a secret government agency to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Look for Kool-Aid dyed hair, giant gold accessories and lots of authority flouting, bad attitude. Watch the trailer below.

Brands like Hot Topic even have a dedicated collection to these femme fatale figures, like this jacket inspired by Harley Quinn.

Hot Topic Harlequin jacket

THE NEW IRON MAN

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Marvel recently announced that Tony Stark will soon be passing the (iron) mantle to someone else. Set to be the new superhero to watch for is Riri Williams, a 15-year-old genius studying at MIT. We don’t know what’s going on with Riri’s wardrobe yet, but from the looks of it, she might influence the trend of big curly hair and sexy athleisure clothing. And let’s not forget the big statement hoop earrings!

GHOST IN THE SHELL

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Slated for a March 2017 release, Scarlett Johannson stars as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the film adaptation of the cult Japanese manga and anime Ghost In The Shell. This character is very badass, with a fondness for dark trench coats and cropped leather jackets. She’s also into skintight body suits, so we’re expecting to see liquid leggings or tight black leather pants as practical style adaptations in real life.

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