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Hot Topic Unveils Fashion Collection Inspired by the Cult Hit “Orphan Black”

Introducing a limited edition fashion collection inspired by the hit television series "Orphan Black," available exclusively at Hot Topic (Photo: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--Hot Topic, in partnership with Temple Street Productions, has unveiled a fashion collection inspired by the groundbreaking conspiracy thriller “Orphan Black.” The collection will be available April 13th exclusively at Hot Topic stores in the U.S. and Canada and on, with an online pre-sale starting March 24th. "Orphan Black" returns to BBC AMERICA for a highly anticipated third season on April 18th at 9:00pm ET, with the season premiere also airing across all AMC networks channels - AMC, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv in the U.S. and across Bell Media's Space, Bravo and MTV channels in Canada.

"Orphan Black" stars SAG and Golden Globe® nominee Tatiana Maslany in the lead role of Sarah Manning, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her.

“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 Vice President 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," commented 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 small screen. We are excited for the fans to get their hands on these collectable items."

The "Orphan Black" collection consists of fashion forward apparel and accessories inspired by ‘sestras’ Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus and Helena. The pieces provide fans with all they need to channel Sarah’s tough girl look, Alison’s soccer mom facade, Cosima’s eclectic brilliance or Helena’s killer style.

The Hot Topic exclusive fashion collection includes:

Sarah Manning

  • Black Moto Leggings: $24.50
  • Black Moto Jacket with Removable Flannel: $49.50
  • Striped Knit Tank with Detachable Bralette: $34.50

Alison Hendrix

  • Swing Dress in Gingham Print (and yes, those are glue guns!): $39.50
  • Knit Cardigan with Pink Embroidery: $39.50

Cosima Niehaus

  • Helix Print Fit & Flare Dress: $29.50
  • Oversized Ombre Knit Cardigan: $44.50
  • Skull Helix Print Woven Scarf: $14.50


  • Nude Mesh Long Sleeve Top with Angel Wings Back Print : $29.50
  • Lightweight Anorak Jacket with Angel Wings Lining Print: $49.50
  • Wedding Dress with ‘Sestra’ Embroidery: $49.50

To celebrate the collection, Hot Topic will run a “Clone Club” sweepstakes on Pinterest from March 24th through April 7th. Fans will be asked to create a board inspired by Sarah, Alison, Cosima or Helena for a chance to win her pieces from the "Orphan Black" collection. Entry details and official rules will be available on

"Orphan Black" is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (BEING ERICA, THE NEXT STEP), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger Snaps). 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.

About Hot Topic

Hot Topic, headquartered in City of Industry, CA, was the first retailer to make alternative apparel and accessories available to individualistic teens at malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies exclusive collectibles, band merchandise, licensed and fashion apparel and accessories. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic operates 663 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at Find Hot Topic on Twitter (, Facebook (, YouTube ( and Instagram (

About Temple Street Productions

Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC) Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information, visit, twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.


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Release Summary

Hot Topic unveils fashion collection inspired by the groundbreaking conspiracy thriller Orphan Black, available at Hot Topic stores and online April 13th with online pre-sale starting March 24th.


Hot Topic
Dara Meas, 626-322-1356