Thursday, September 12, 2013

Haute Dystopia?

I've noticed that fashion designers lately have been creating pieces that have a look or feel that is very reminiscent of popular dystopian heroines in fiction.

Tris - High End Version

Combined with the heather grey color, which is symbolic of the Abnegation faction, this sweater from McQ by McQueen is very evocative of Tris Prior's raven tattoos and her identity that she attempts to shed in favor of her new one.

Catching Fire Inspired Outfit

This mesh top by McQ by McQueen feels very evocative of the arena uniform, donned by Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming film adaptation of Catching Fire.

Valentino designed this $12,000 leather and lace dress for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The placement of fabric and silhouette is evocative of a dress that Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments would wear.

And speaking of The Mortal Instruments, Dolce and Gabbana designed this flirty lace number, which is reminiscent of Clary Fray's dress she donned at Magnus Bane's party.

Is high fashion flirting with dystopia heroines to appeal to a current audience trend? Or is it simply a coincidence that some of the high end designers are creating pieces that are evocative of some beloved dystopian heroines like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and the ladies of The Mortal Instruments?

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