StarWars.com has put up an interview with Jon Warren, VP of Product Design at Herschel Supply Company, about the new Star Wars X Herschel collection that is available now.

What’s Happening:

  • A new Star Wars X Herschel collection has been released covering the villains from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • The line has bags inspired by Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers.
  • The team saw the uniforms for each character as an extension of their story, incorporating details from them in each set of bags.
  • Each bag also has a cross-stitch over a tonal version of the Herschel label which is a nod to Vader and Luke crossing lightsabers.
  • Warren says that Star Wars had a huge impact on his life and was hooked on the franchise since seeing The Empire Strikes Back at the theaters. You can read the interview to get a sense of the incredible amount of detail that went into each set, we put some highlights below.

For the Stormtrooper set, the Settlement Case is meant to take the look of a thermal detonator and the Miller Backpack straps were modeled after how the Stormtrooper’s chest plate attaches.

For the Vader set, they had custom rubber molding done to match his armor with red straps to feel like lightsabers. The Herschel Little America backpack and Nova Mid-Volume backpack have Aurebesh screen-printed which reads “Deploy.” There are also hidden messages on the woven label inside the bags reading “Join the Dark Side” and “No, I am your father.”

The Boba Fett set is inspired by his helmet. The Dawson backpack has pockets to mimic Boba Fett’s cargo pockets, exclusive to this design. The zipper pull is braided to mimic Fett’s right shoulder braids from the film. The internal label quote reads “As you wish.”

The new Star Wars X Herschel collection is available now.

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