On Friday, May 4th, news was released that was so monumental, that the squeals of hundreds of thousands of women around the world sent a literal shock wave through the Force.
Black Milk was going official with Lucasfilm to produce licensed Star Wars clothing.
In case you’ve been on the other side of the galaxy lately, Black Milk is the hottest thing right now. Since its creation a handful of years ago, Black Milk has been an unstoppable force of spandex fashion. An Australian label that is only sold online, their trademark item is printed spandex leggings. They’ve since expanded to spandex swimsuits, dresses, skirts, and the occasional suspender leggings and even catsuits.
At over 140,000 followers on Facebook, their fan-base grows by leaps and bounds with every passing minute. And fans of Black Milk are as iconic as the company’s leggings. They. Are. Crazy. But in a good way (heck, I’m proudly one of them!).
Customers are so rabid for new Black Milk goodies that they’ve come to be called “sharkies”, and their terrifying lust for Black Milk clothing, which in the past has resulted in new releases collapsing the site within minutes, is referred to as “nomming”. And boy, do they NOM!
Black Milk is a must-have for any geek girl’s wardrobe. Their clothing in general is the sort that attracts the artsy, geeky, and not-so-average among us…but with prints like Retro Gamer, Monsters, Beetlejuice, etc., how is your geek chic fashion sense not tingling with excitement?!
Back in 2010, when they weren’t nearly as well known, Black Milk rocked the geek community when they released swimsuit prints of a certain gold protocol droid and his blue & white astromech droid companion…
The suits sold out instantly upon their releases, and have been coveted by thousands of girls ever since. Really. Coveted. Girls have been so desperate for these suits that they have paid hundreds of dollars over the original listing price, if not more, to obtain the holy grail of geeky clothing desires. Almost daily they would lament to Black Milk the cruelty of life because the swimsuits were no longer available.
But now, 2 years later, the news that thousands, and thousands, and thousands of women have desperately, fervently dreamt of, but scarcely dared could ever come true, has actually come to be –
Black Milk x Lucasfilm. It’s the news of the century!
Well, to some of us…
Hold your Tauntauns though, as this beautiful marriage isn’t ready to produce any offspring yet. Word from Black Milk is that it will be at least a few months before we see any yummy spandexy Star Wars goodness for sale as they finish finalizing the deal and build up stock.
But, it’s not like there aren’t loads of other amazing items from Black Milk for you to sink your teeth into while you wait for their new products!
My most recent purchase is the lovely Red and Black *coughHarleyQuinncough* leggings, which are just too fun not to own!
(Disclaimer: Set to Stunning is not responsible for the quality of merchandise or your satisfaction. We have no affiliation or connection to Black Milk and are not compensated for our recommendation.)
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease let them be bringing back the R2 and 3PO swimsuits! I would squee so loudly, the neighbors might think it was the fire alarm! =O
That’s the word on the street. We might even be seeing some Vader action! We’ll post the dates for when they release the designs 🙂
*gasp* Vader?!?!?!?!?! *squeeeeeeeeee!!!* ^_^
Do you think they’ll be ready by July-ish? That’s my bff’s birthday, and she only wears one-piece bathing suits. I know that R2 one is gonna be perfect (I’m asking you guys because for some reason I can’t access Black Milk’s fb page).
We haven’t heard word yet. I believe they’re going to be releasing a list soon of their upcoming collections, so if they do mention anything SW related, we’ll definitely pass it along 🙂