The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is coming out on Friday, and people won’t stop talking about it—hardly surprising given the reaction to the books and first film. The series’ heroine, Katniss Everdeen, has become a household name, along with Jennifer Lawrence for her portrayal of the tribute. Katniss is strong-willed, independent, resourceful and kind. That much is obvious from the very beginning of the story as she cares for and protects her younger sister, Prim. And later, as she looks after other tributes in The Arena. I have no idea what happens next in the series, but at the very least, it will be entertaining to watch.
1. The Reeping:
Coat by Dries van Noten, dress by Band of Outsiders, boots by Belstaff
2. The Girl on Fire:
Dress by Valentino, shoes by Altuzarra
3. The Arena:
Jacket by Prabal Gurung, pants by DKNY, boots by 3.1 Phillip Lim
I’ve given you guys a few teasers of this video, but this is the final thing. I picked 12 collections from Spring 2013 and set them to Tchaikovsky’s “Apotheosis” from Sleeping Beauty. It’s essentially the finale of the performance when all the conflict has ended. When something undergoes an apotheosis, it means it’s elevated to divine or heroic levels. Sweet word. I believe there is also a cancer treatment that goes by the same name, but I’m a little hazy on that end of it. Watch it in full screen, watch in HD.
The collections included are:
DRIES VAN NOTEN
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
This past Sunday, a friend and I stopped by the 3.1 Phillip Lim store as we often do. We looked at everything, added some things to our wish lists and headed out. I started discussing that Phillip Lim a tad under-appreciated in New York. If you happen to pass the Mercer St. store, go ahead in and look at everything you can, you’ll appreciate his keen eye for detail—particularly on the womenswear. Of course, this piece is on his menswear but it’s absolutely worth the look and was made to celebrate Mr. Lim’s recent CFDA Award Nomination for Menswear Designer of the year. Enjoy.