Zara's Wonder Woman Collection Is Out
Zara has just released their Wonder Woman collection and it's pretty sh*t. That said, there is at least one piece that is so outstanding, I actually audibly gasped when my girlfriends sent the link to it my way.
Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the collection is just more of the same: A pretty standard black tee w/ a classic and distressed looking "WW" logo (from the George Perez era?) on the front. Nothing special to see here (and you can get Wonder Woman t-shirts cheaper, in more variety and in better sizes from, literally, ANYWHERE else).
There's an oversized pullover hoodie/sweatshirt, again with the same classic Perez Wonder Woman logo on the back and "Wonder Woman" across the front. Again, nothing special here although I DO like the cut hem detailing at the bottom to add a little "edge" to it.
Next up is a pair of acid-washed "mom jeans" with comic word bubble patches with the likes of "BAM!" and "TOO LATE" plopped on with no rhyme or reason. In fact, there is literally NOTHING on these jeans that reference Wonder Woman at all, with the exception of a few stars placed here or there and one tiny "WW" patch. At $69.90, I just can't help but think these would be a total waste of money.
The one item that saves this entire collection from looking as if they finally gave the intern a shot at designing something is the Wonder Woman Biker Jacket.
At first glance, this jacket seems to be suffering from the same "Wham! Bam! Comic Sans!" sloppy patches scenarios as the "Diana Prince, Mom Jeans" offering from earlier. However, what sets this apart is that the black and white of the font and the hard angles and sizing actually seem to work when placed against the black, flat background of the leather? Pleather? The description doesn't say. It does reference the jacket as a "rubberized" design, so probably pleather (or for those fancier folks out there, "vegan leather").
Unlike the WW mom jeans, there will be no doubt what-so-ever that you support the Warrior Princess from Paradise Island as there is a HUGE image of Diana Prince in all her WW glory printed right on the back! It's audacious, super fan-girly and I LOVE IT!
My absolute favorite part of the jacket however, and possibly the oddest reason to choose to like it since the rest of the jacket is so " in your face," is the subtle Wonder Woman detailing across the right shoulder.
It's hard to call anything on this jacket (or in this collection, for that matter) "subtle" but something about the crisp, non-distressed lettering in the cursive of Diana's moniker and the "WW" logo just underneath it, placed in such a way as to mimic an old-fashioned sailor's "MOM" tattoo just charms the snark right off me.
Don't get me wrong. This jacket doesn't come cheap. But ask yourself this: When is the last time that Wonder Woman got any decent swag outside of the Missha & MAC cosmetics collabs and the slightly odd Diane Von Furstenburg Andy Warhol-esque comic and accessories thing from almost ten years back?
Answer: Not very often.
So, if you're going to take the opportunity to cash in on this current Wonder Woman craze and get some quality items featuring your favorite super hero for your little fan-girling heart, then NOW is the time to do it! Snag that jacket! Because, believe you me, if the Wonder Woman movies flops and the JLA movies don't do what they're projected, I guarantee you we're going to see even less breaking-the-mold Wonder Woman options for us Diana fans.