These Clothes are on Fire

November 25, 2013

Catching Fire, the second installment in the beloved Hunger Games film trilogy, came out this weekend, and naturally I found myself in an 800-seat theatre for the midnight showing with ten other sorority sisters ready to watch the Girl on Fire tear it up in the arena once again.

And of course, I was also pumped up to see some crazy Capitol fashions.

One thing I admire about the Hunger Games is that it really understands the potential power of clothing and fashion. The books and movies alike place an unusual (but much appreciated) amount of emphasis on the ensembles the many characters don throughout the movie.

Extravagant makeup and bold colors distinguish the Capitol citizens from the people of the outlying Districts. The costumes given to the tributes before they enter the arena can clue them in on what type of climate they will be competing in. Even a tiny little accessory (in the form of a golden pin) can become the inspiration for an entire revolution.


The second film definitely kicks that notion into high gear, especially with District 12 Escort Effie Trinket's fabulously flamboyant wardrobe of Alexander McQueen frocks. And Katniss's interview/wedding dress is so beautiful you will cry.

And the rest of the movie is good too! Actually, it's amazing. No sophomore slump for this movie series, so definitely grab some popcorn and catch Catching Fire in theatres now!

Items from Net-a-porter's exclusive Capitol Couture Collection

P.S. Want to replicate the style of Katniss or Effie in your everyday wardrobe? Net-a-porter has just released the "Capitol Couture" collection by Trish Summerville. Now you can wear a mockingjay dress when feeling like rebelling against a tyrannical boss (or maybe a teacher who decides to assign a large essay and also have a final exam...just a hypothetical situation, you know) or get focused with a hoodie and leggings combo inspired by Katniss's arena costume.

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