Hot Topic Launches ‘Orphan Black’ Clothing Line

What do you get the clone who has everything? Hot Topic aims to answer that quandary with a fashion collection inspired by “Orphan Black,” which returns for a third season on April 18.

The new clothing line will bow exclusively in Hot Topic stores from April 13, with an online pre-sale beginning March 24 for sestras who just can’t wait to declare their Clone Club allegiance. The collection features designs based on the four main clone characters played by Tatiana Maslany in the sci-fi series — Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus and Helena. Prices range from $14.50 for a Cosima-inspired scarf to $49.50 for replicas of Helena and Sarah’s jackets.

“We are obsessed with ‘Orphan Black’ here at Hot Topic, and are ecstatic to be given the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Temple Street to design a collection inspired by the four main clones — Sarah, Cosima, Alison and Helena. The detail in each clone’s outfit is so tied to her character and personality that you have to look more than once to catch everything,” said Cindy Levitt, senior VP of merchandising and marketing at Hot Topic. “So look closely for embroidered stick figures and zipper pulls, Helena’s wings — even Alison’s glue gun. These pieces were so much fun to create.”

“We are thrilled to be the first television show to inspire the new fashion collection for Hot Topic,” said John Young, managing director, Temple Street Productions. “This partnership further solidifies our audience’s connection with this show and further extends the ‘Orphan Black’ brand beyond the smallscreen. We are excited for the fans to get their hands on these collectable items.”

“Orphan Black” is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally. “Orphan Black” is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Space. The Hot Topic deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment on behalf of Temple Street Productions.

Season three of “Orphan Black” premieres Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on BBC America and its “sestra” channels, AMC, IFC, SundanceTV and We TV, as well as debuting across Bell Media’s Space, Bravo and MTV channels in Canada.

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