Trends from the Capitol – Of Panem, That Is

I’d guess that fashion lovers, myself included, are the second-largest group bolstering The Hunger Games, following the tween market. The movie franchise caught my attention with its physics-defying fashion designer Cinna (played by Lenny Kravitz), Alexander McQueen gown cameos, and Katniss’s oh-so-cool cable knit scarf. Well, it turns out the series’ fictional setting, Panem, is just as fascinated with its citizens’ wardrobe choices as I am. The evidence? Capitol Couture, an online fashion magazine from the ruling district.

2014-7-24 HG Capitol Couture

Screenshots via CapitolCouture.pn

A clever marketing ploy for the upcoming November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Capitol Couture covers the latest trends in Panem using pieces from real-world designers. Front and center are “living portraits” of characters Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), both wearing all white as part of a Panem campaign. Peeta sports a shirt and shoes designed by Maison Martin Margiela with a paper collar from David Mason, while Johanna accessorizes with Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

When the fashion is this good, it’s easy to get mentally trapped in Panem. Next time I need an escape from reality, I’ll be perusing Capitol Couture for styling tips from the future.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 24, 2014

Burn Off That Turkey: Train Like a Hunger Games Tribute

If you’re anything like me, you ate your weight in white meat and pie on Thursday. And, while there’s nothing wrong with that, now is the time to get back into a healthy routine. You may not work out like Katniss and Peeta every day, but this new fitness class from New York Sports Clubs, “Train Like a Tribute” (free, 45 minutes), may be just what you need to kickstart your good habits – and get you in the mood to see Catching Fire, if you haven’t already.
The Hunger Games Workout Is Real, & At NY Sports Club

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Complete with Katniss Killers (lunges with a bow), Forcefield Planks, and the White “Rose” (named for President Snow’s boutonniere), most of this full-body routine can be modified for home use if you’re not in New York. And, if you are, check out this blogger’s workout review for the full breakdown.

Intrigued? Read more on Refinery29. Then bid farewell to extra holiday pounds – Katniss style.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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November 30, 2013