Hot Topic Debuts Twilight Couture Line

No, the title of this entry is not a typo. Yes, we’re finding it …searching for the right word…bizarre, weird, strange …still searching…that we just used "Hot Topic" and "couture" in the same sentence. It wins the prize hands down as the biggest Twilight related oxymoron(how’s that for the right word) we’ve ever run across, and that is saying something!  So, what do you think about the latest from Hot Topic?

 

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  1. Edward Cullen is Smelxy (Smells good and sexy) says

    First comment!!!
    Interesting shirts…

  2. twilightxstars says

    Oh I think they’re cute….

    Does anyone know when the twilight saga official guide will be released? I looked at barnes and nobels and they said September 30, 2009 but then on borders it says it’s being released on Febuary 1, 2009. I’d like to klnow when it’s coming to stores, since my copy of Breaking Dawn said December 30, 2008….

  3. Apparently – if you put Twilight on anything, people will buy it… at least that’s what Hot Topic is hoping for. I’m just wondering what the design has to do with Twilight? I don’t get it?

  4. they`re just trying to make more money .__.

  5. twilightxstars – December 30, 2008. I’m in Canada and Chapters.ca is pre-selling the book to be released Dec 30, 2008.

  6. Does anyone know if they’re really making a Filipino version of Twilight?
    http://perezhilton.com/2008-12-23-filipino-version-of-twilight-to-begin-production-soon#respond

    We actually heard about it from a source other than Perez. We’re currently checking it out, but given that everyone is on Christmas Break, I doubt that I’ll have an answer before December 26th.

    Pel

  7. Um, they are good…

  8. I love the black one…

    Definitely don’t love the price though. $60 for a t-shirt?

  9. ReturnedSecrets says

    LoL. It’s a T-SHIRT adding couture to the description means they can charge more money. Hot Topic has changed a lot of the years, but this is a new low. LoL

  10. nice…tho when i think couture it’s something else…. maybe it’s an excuse to overprice ’em.

  11. I agree with Alicia. I don’t get what it has to do with the book or the movie except slapping Twilight onto the side of the shirts. Odd. So expensive too … 🙁

  12. As twilighters, we need to show that puting Twilight on a shirt is not going to make us just hand over all of our money. Its really kind of insulting.

  13. Okay, am I seriously the only one seeing it?
    All four shirts have the Cullen Crest one them. You know, the ridiculous thing used in the Twilight Movie to give the Cullens an extra sense of unity? The Cullen Crest? With the Lion? It’s there. On all four of them. :]

  14. I saw the Crest, too, but still think these T-Shirts are WAAAY overpriced. They’ve got a cool desing, but calling something Couture shouldn’t be the green light to charge an arm and a leg. And Twilight selling Couture items is pretty much saying they’ve officially sold out. Sad, really.

  15. Green Pugmire says

    they are cute but i feel that twilight is now too commercial.

  16. Just because they put a fancy schmancy design on a shirt does not make it couture.

  17. I, personally, hate the Cullen Crest. I think it is a completely ridiculous concept. So I not in too much favour with these shirts or their prices.

    Twilight should not need pretty designs or pretty emblems to mean something. These T-shirts are pretty, but in my eyes they are not Twilight – like.

  18. I like it!!!

  19. they’re just trying to milk out everything they can from people who will buy anything related to twilight… it’s quite sad and ridiculous.
    “everything about the music”
    hahahaah. right.

    on a side note, in the top two pictures… the model looks so much like Samaire Armstrong.

  20. *Sigh*… Companys will do anything for more money. Though I am suprised that this is coming from Hot Topic… Ha ha the white shirt is totally see-thru.. These weird things I notice.;)

  21. i love it.
    hot topic rocks!
    they are all about the music!!!! doesn’t mean they cant go outside the box!!!! duh!

  22. What?

  23. hmmm i really want a business that doesnt make money…do you guys think before you write? gosh

  24. joshlovesalice says

    definitely!
    a business is a business…they don’t put a gun to someone’s head to go buy the shirt…

  25. yep! it’s corporate for yah! how else will a business make money!? YOU ROCK HOT TOPIC!!!

  26. Nothing couture at all about those shirts.

    I’m a fashion student, i should know.

  27. ilovejacob!!! says

    Twilight is WAY TO COMMERCIALIZED. Its really ridiculous. I have some Twilight things, but I’m gettin tired of it. Its gone a little overboard.

  28. i like the shirts… but i also like any swirly designs. id like to see more tshirts that have to do with the books. btw ppl were asking what the design has to do with twilight, the answer is the crest that the twilight movie created for the cullen family is in the design. thats what it has to do with twilight

  29. all business.
    not couture…
    just business

  30. if people don’t like twilight…then stop surrounding yourself with it…right?

  31. fashion sshmasion…unless you’re in the industry you dont know much. it’s not about fashion anymore…it’s called profits!!!!

  32. I think they are pretty cute.

  33. Couture=amazing quality.
    hence couture brands, like dior, juicy, d and g,

    I highly highly doubt hot topic is actually makeing clothing that can withstand ware and tare.

    The top shirt is see thru, yeah, great matirial.

    im insulted.

    The words twilight and couture sell.

    thats all there is to it.

    The black on is cute tho.

    and omg to who ever said the top model looks like Samaire Armstrong, she totally does!

  34. absolutely ridiculous.

  35. Woah. Those are pretty cute. I wouldn’t mind wearing them.

    Hot Topic and courture…well, that IS an oxymoron. 😉

    As soon as I get some money, I’m going to completely raid Hot Topic. XD

  36. Edward Cullen is Smelxy (Smells good and sexy) says

    They’ve turned Twilight into a headache, unfortunately. =[
    We Twilighters aren’t that obsessed….seriously…waaay too overpriced.

  37. Yay!!! more money they can get out of me ^_^

  38. All of the Twilight merchandise kind of gets on my nerves. I feel like they’re just trying everything they can to make money off the books we love.

  39. They’re kind of cute, but…honestly? Are we ever going to get some stuff with real color in it? I mean, a shirt that isn’t black or white? How about some purple, green, or blue, or just something?! I just find it ironic because whenever they had us e-mailing merchandise ideas in, they said they would use color. So um, where is that?

  40. WHO CARES IF PEOPLE BUY IT THEY BUY IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BUY THEN DON’T !! YOUR GIVING ME A HEADACHE !!

    IT DOESN’T MATTER PEOPLE IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT THEN DON’T BUY IT OR LOOK AT IT !! IT’S THAT SIMPLE AND ABOUT THE T.V SHOW IT’S NOT IN AMERICA IT SHOULDN’T BOTHER YOU !!!

  41. What does it have to do with Twilight? um, the Cullen Crest prominently placed on it? the colour scheme and swirls and such are all reminiscent of designs already employed on other merchandise, such as the music-box and buttons where it is used as background.
    Why are they so expensive? The website claims them to be a limited run of 1000 and sells them with a collective box.

    Is it over-priced? Yes, it is a t-shirt.
    Are they hoping just by “slapping twilight onto something they will make more money”? Sure. THEY ARE A CORPORATION IN A CAPITALIST DRIVEN SOCIETY, if they weren’t out to make money, what ARE they trying to do?

    I bought the black one. Why? Because I REALLY like it and I have a holiday bonus from 2 jobs that wont spend itself.

    Quit crying and attacking Hot Topic (who has supplied us fans with a CRAPLOAD of quality fan-driven merchandise for this series already) just because you don’t like their choice of wording, and because YOU can’t afford the freakin shirts.

  42. Whoa someone needs a time out…

    I think they are cute I would buy one even if it didn’t have Twilight on but not for $60. I love very ornate designs like this which is why photoshop and iron ons are my friend…lol

    As for it’s relation to the book/film I can see it since there is so much emphasis put on the fashion sense of the Cullens and how they look like models…maybe…or am I grasping at straws 😉

  43. twilighter92 says

    Does anyone know what the hand on the crest is supposed to stand for? Or is it just supposed to be there cuz they wanted it there?

  44. As I don’t enjoy paying to be a walking advertisement, I hate clothes that have huge logos/words and pictures of people’s faces on them. So design-wise, this is a nice change of pace. Too bad they’re 60 bucks.

  45. yay more shirts yay i want them i want them all yay i’m happy i love twilight and hottopic put them together and what do you got twilight stuff at hottopic yay i’m a little crazy today sorry lol yay

  46. They are nice looking shirts.
    I almost bought one.
    Until I saw the price.
    $60 for a t-shirt is a little much for me.

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  48. Chloe Cullen says

    I like them :D. Yeah, they’re a little pricey.. But I’d buy one if I had the money. Yes, it’s about making money, but that’s what a business is for.. I mean, at least they’re pretty!! Haha. I like them.

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