Combine bright colors, vivid details and a dash of Nicki Minaj’s obscure selection and you’ve got yourself an outfit from the Capitol building. Yep, I said it; straight from the scenes of the “Hunger Games.”
Why does this seem relevant? Well, fashion-merchandising company “Net-a-porter.com” is launching a high-end clothing line known as Capitol Culture. It is a collection of clothing designed by “Catching Fire” costume designer Trish Summerville. Fans of the series will soon be able to shop for outfits that are inspired by Effie, Katniss and some of the other prominent characters.
Summerville’s collection will include “ready-to-wear clothing, jewelry, and leather goods, a mix of designer items inspired by the movie and original pieces designed by Summerville herself,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Also, according to the teaser on Net-A-Porter’s online page, this new line will include “laser-cut leather, streamlined silhouettes and dramatic eveningwear.”
In addition to the rise of popularity concerning outfits in the films, an auction was held this week. Over 200 wardrobe pieces created by Judianna Makovsky from the first film were up for sale by Blacksparrow Auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Items such as Katniss’s “Girl on Fire Gown” and her custom made distressed brown leather jacket began with the highest starting bids, at $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Other merchandise included Effie’s reaping suit (starting bid $2,000), Peeta’s training uniform (starting bid $600), and the black and white uniforms worn by the Peacekeepers (starting bid $600).
“Fashion plays an important role in The Hunger Games series and is especially prevalent in Catching Fire,” said Holli Rogers, a fashion director of Net-a-Porter. “Fans of the franchise will see the film reference in the collection,” Rogers said in a recent press release.
As the premier of Catching Fire began today, so the clothing line, Capitol Culture plans on publishing its website to all. For more information, visit http://www.net-a-porter.com/capitolcouturecollection.