9 TV Shows & Movies That Inspired Clothing Lines

Posted by Katie F. on March 19th, 2013

Spring Breakers doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday, but the film has already received plenty of hype. Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, and James Franco have been hard at work promoting the movie, and it’s about to receive even more attention now that retailer Opening Ceremony has announced its plan to debut a clothing line inspired by the film on the same day it’s released. The designs, created with the help of the flick’s costume designer, were inspired by the “girls gone wild” feeling of the film and will including sweatshirts and sweatpants, jerseys, crop tops, bikinis, beach towels and backpacks printed with pot leaves, ice cream cones, and the acronym “DTF.” We’ll have to wait until the end of the week to see if the film and the clothing line inspired by it are hits with audiences and shoppers!

To read more about the clothing line Opening Ceremony and Spring Breakers teamed up on, check out Be Voguish!

Spring Breakers isn’t the first film to spur the launch of a clothing line. Plenty of Hollywood hits inspire designers and retailers to create fashion collections. Check out 9 other movies and television shows that have also inspired clothing lines!

Mad Men

Banana Republic first announced in 2011 that it was partnering with Mad Men’s costume designer, Janie Bryant, on a line inspired by the fashions from the show. The first collection included high-waisted skirts, trench coats, and 60s-style dresses for women and suits, sweaters, and accessories for men. The retailer has since introduced several more collections inspired by the show.



Anna Karenina

Banana Republic also released a clothing line inspired by the 2012 film Anna Karenina. The retailer collaborated with Jacqueline Durran, the designer who helped outfit the stars of the movie, to design the collection. The line featured pieces for both men and women and included mostly black designs with lace and fur accents to “portray a classic sense of luxury.”



Downton Abbey

Ralph Lauren signed on as a sponsor of Downton Abbey last year. The designer presented his Fall 2012 collection as an homage to the show, sending models down the runway in clothing inspired by the English countryside to the tune of the show’s theme song. In addition to presenting the collection at New York Fashion Week, Lauren also showed the collection at Highclere Castle, the real-life estate where the show is filmed.



American Idol

Kohl’s collaborated with American Idol last year to release Authentic Collection, a clothing line sold during the show’s 11th season. The collection, which Kohl’s hoped would make its stores an “immediate consumer destination,” was filled with tons of red, white, and blue denim and designs with a rock ’n’ roll feel.



Gossip Girl

Label Romeo & Juliet Couture partnered with Warner Bros., the producer of Gossip Girl, in 2011 to launch a clothing line inspired by characters Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. One of the main goals of the line was to capture the characters’ style and make Upper East Side fashion affordable. The collection included separates, dresses, and outerwear.



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

H&M launched a clothing line inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011. The retailer partnered with Trish Summerville, the costume designer for the film, to create the collection. It was made up of leather pants, t-shirts and tank tops, and outerwear in black, white, and shades of gray. It also included edgy accessories.



Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich collaborated with Hong Kong fashion label Bossini in 2011 on a clothing line inspired by the film. The collection included clothing and accessories for men, women, and kids printed with characters from the movie. The line was sold at Disney Stores in the United States.




Norstrom first announced in 2009 that it would release a clothing line inspired by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The collection included graphic t-shirts and jewelry through which fans of the movie could show their support for Team Edward or Team Jacob, as well as for various sites from Forks, Washington – a major setting for the Twilight films. The retailer launched another line in time for the release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.




An official Glee clothing line first hit Macy’s stores in 2010. The collection, which included t-shirts, hoodies, and other tops, was created to promote the second season of the show. The designs were inspired by both music and athletic apparel to satisfy all types of Glee fans. The retailer stated that the clothing line would “provide fans a very personal way to extend the Glee experience and express their own Glee personality.”


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