The other day, I went to see the long anticipated Divergent film. Since I happen to be a fan of dystopian fiction, and have read the books, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the first instalment was accurately translated onto the big screen. The sets were exactly the way I had pictured while reading the books, so a huge thumbs up to the art department. Even the actors matched the descriptions in the books, and despite being a YA adventure film, there was nothing immature or corny about their portrayal of the characters.
As always, I couldn't NOT notice the wardrobe choices made for the film. All five factions were dressed in a practical, believable manner, and it was obvious how severely attentive to details the costume designers were. My favourite faction, wardrobe wise, was Dauntless. Their military inspired ensembles, leather jackets and utility pants had me wanting to get initiated right away. This is how I dress most of the time, anyway. Abnegation's simple, cozy, grey dress code, which included baggy sweaters and long skirts, was also very appealing to me.
Considering I am Divergent myself (who isn't?), I decided to blend features of the three factions Tris Prior gets matched with - Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite - and create a look that she would, perhaps, wear in the future. You should know what I mean if you've read the final book. I put on a grey, utilitarian parka that is baggy, modest and versatile; it represents Abnegation and its virtue of selflessness. Underneath is an indigo, angora sweater, which is elegant, put-together and slightly preppy, exactly à la Erudite and its virtue of intelligence. To top this outfit off, I added a pair of black nylon, riding pants and black combat boots, which are tough, daring and rigid, just like Dauntless and its virtue of bravery.
I hope you liked this faction merging look. If you decide to see the movie, I hope you enjoy that too!