I grew up in the ’80s. I’ll never forget when I was a kid, going down to the store with my loose change to get the latest bubble gum cards from my favorite movie — Return of the Jedi. I would spend hours pouring over all the classic cards in my collection, looking at all my favorite characters. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said “Han Solo.”
As it turned out, when I grew up I didn’t become a galactic smuggler — I became a fashion designer.
So it has been something of a dream come true for me that I have been able to produce a collection for Black Milk based on Star Wars. For those of you who don’t know, Black Milk is a bit unusual — is it a fashion label, an elaborate social experiment, or a cult? (For anyone wondering — it’s all of the above.)
It has been lots of fun creating these pieces. So I want to send out MASSIVE love to all the Sharkies around the world who have supported us and fangirled over the Star Wars collection. (“Sharkies,” for the uninitiated, are ravenous predators that savagely attack the Black Milk web store every time there is a new product release.) You guys look amazing!
The support of Lucasfilm in making this happen has been fantastic and I am really grateful for it. Like us at Black Milk, they seem to really like girls, swimsuits, tights, and Star Wars.
But then again…who doesn’t?
Check out Black Milk‘s full Star Wars line now!
James Lillis is many things. He’s the driving creative force behind international fashion label Black Milk Clothing, he’s the Nylon Emperor to an ever-growing community of Black Milk fans…and, perhaps most importantly, he’s a really huge Star Wars fan…