American Horror Story fans have so much more to be excited about than just the premiere of the show’s fifth installment Hotel. Hot Topic has unveiled its new exclusive line inspired by Ryan Murphy’s hit horror-themed anthology. The collection consists of five key pieces that each represent a different season. Each piece captures the distinct essence of its season with details like doctor’s instruments on the skirt of the Asylum dress. Yet, the whole collection maintains a cohesive feel with the cuts and the color palette. Sophisticated and sexy with a hint of something haunting, this is one collection you’ll be rocking all year not just on Halloween.
Check out the collection below and don’t forget to catch the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel on Wednesday, October 7 only on FX.
Hot Topic has had a lot of film-based fashion collections in recent years, but I think their latest one inspired by the hit sci-fi television show Orphan Black may be their best one to date. I’ll be honest. I don’t know much about Orphan Black other than it airs on BBC and centers around clones. (I have been meaning to check it out though.) However, I’m obsessing about this collection. Inspired by the styles of main characters Sarah, Alison, Cosima and Helena, this collection is a cool blend of edge and feminine polish with items that can be dressed up or dressed down. Each piece is crafted to represent a character’s unique look, yet all the pieces can easily mixed-and-matched. For example, Sarah’s motorcycle jacket would go great with Helena’s 1970’s inspired white dress, while Alison’s gun trimmed cardigan could be worn over Cosima’s red dress. Most of all, I think what really sets this collection apart from the others Hot Topic has done in the past is that all the items could be realistically worn every day. While previous collections featured primarily gothic and steampunk pieces with heavy themed detailing that felt more like costumes, the Orphan Black collection utilizes on subtle embellishments of helixes and Sestras on classically cut pieces that can be worn to the office or on a night on the town.
The Orphan Black fashion collection is currently available for preorder now on Hot Topic’s website with an an official release date of April 13. Check out how Hot Topic styled the looks of Sarah, Alison, Cosima and Helena below.