Hot Topic Is Doing A Collab With Who? Huh?

When we heard Hot Topic was doing a designer collaboration, we immediately thought, “Oh no.” When we heard that it was with someone named John Eshaya, we thought, “Who?” John Eshaya, it turns out, actually has quite the interesting resume. He created Jet, a clothing brand and subdivision of Fred Segal, the California boutique chain and celeb favorite. He also helped run Ron Herman, another offshoot of the Fred Segal brand. Starting in May, his designs will be sold at Hot Topic and Torrid stores (the plus-sized label). The collection will bring Cali casual with sweatpants and jersey get-ups, which Eshaya says, “is kind of giving the Jet look for these girls that are plus-size and keeping it young and happening, so it is not like they are having to wear stuff that isn’t super cool.” While this sounds super mainstream, we admit that it could be potentially decent. [WWD]