The Force is with Malaika Raiss.
The Berlin women’s wear designer has acquired a license from Disney-owned Lucasfilm Ltd. to create a 20-piece Star Wars-themed jewelry collection for her label Malaikaraiss. Part fashion jewelry and part fine jewelry, some designs will be in 18-karat gold and rose gold, some with diamonds. Characters and spaceships from the series will be represented in the collection, with prices ranging from 75 euros to 600 euros (about $82 to $663). The line will be sold from the Malaikaraiss Web site and in select stores worldwide. The launch is planned for October, in advance of “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” which opens in theaters in December.
Two designs have been released so far: a Darth Vader pendant and Imperial Shuttle post earrings, both in gold.
It’s not the first foray into pop culture for Raiss, a self-declared “Star Wars” fan. Her existing jewelry collection includes necklaces in the form of King Kong, a “Back to the Future” DeLorean, a Popsicle and a variety of dinosaurs.
This year, 30-year-old Raiss took full ownership of her five-year-old fashion company. Her casual-chic designs sell in about 20 stores in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and China, as well as online, and she recently collaborated on eyewear with Swiss firm Viu.