The designer she had to invent all clothing, from shoes, trousers, jackets or accessories. An opportunity “to create a totally different world”
After several annihilating wars, the world has changed radically: adapt to a new situation, a new order and other customs, even to new schedules, requires strength of group decision and, above all, not clash. The world is no longer what it was, and one does not know what to wear.
Veronica Roth is one of those people who thinks of everything. He has 25 years and is the author of a new literary series based in a dystopian future that has jumped to celluloid:”Divergente”, which has already sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, “Insurgent” and “Loyal” make up a metaphor in three volumes of how anxieties of adolescence just transcend to the most intimate part of an adult.
Hence the keen interest in the world of cinema in this story.
Society, divided into virtues
The film, which faithfully reflects the literary argument, is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which the population has been divided into five factions differentiated according to the virtues that closest to your way of being – erudition, self-sacrifice, truth, cordiality and daring-, a system accepted by all as a means of maintaining peace.
The clothing should provide psychological explanations, says the author of the book, Veronica Roth; Shailene highlights the great transformation affecting his character, the passage of “self-denial” to “bold”
The members of each community, which stands at a glance thanks to their outfits, pass a test that helps them choose the group to which is better acoplarían, but some, like the protagonist, Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley), does not fit in anywhere: it is “divergent”, has a way of thinking itself and the community understands that it may be a danger to the rest.
“The book defines everything completely, but for me, as director, the challenge was to make it real”, explains the filmmaker Neil Burger tape in an interview with Efe, held in Madrid on the occasion of the release of the film.
“It wanted the public to know what faction it belongs, but without uniforms, I left them they categorize with small details, without turning their clothes into uniforms, I had that each carried a little I would like to, reinforcing the idea that look like, or not” detailed Burger.
And to make it credible, was hired to Carlo Poggioli, “an amazing costume designer”, says Burger.
“Carlo a style very individual, almost for everyone, came up with either a main character or an extra Fund”, says filmmaker.
In addition, clothes should provide psychological explanations, says the author of the book, Veronica Roth; Shailene highlights the great transformation affecting his character, the passage of “self-denial” to “bold”.
Of modesty voluptuousness
“Self-denial” members are officials who put no doubt beyond their own needs; given that altruism — it aims Poggioli – “there was no need to give color to your clothing, so we dress them in natural woven and grey tones, it’s clothes without vanity”.
However, the “bold”, the order guards, are people without fear of showing their preparation and physical and mental strength with three-dimensional and technical fabrics; they dress in the darker tones of black, Burgundy, brick and plum, that “highlight the attention to detail and the functionality of your wardrobe”.
In the same way, ‘friendliness’, representing people who personifies the joy of living, should dress “a range of colors from red to yellow, Sun-drenched”, says Poggioli.
Thousands of garments with 45,000 meters of fabric
“‘Truth’ is brutally honest people who see the world in black and white, and of those colors we wear them; and for ‘Scholarship’ – intellectuals and scientists – combine shades of blue; In addition, to stimulate the mind, they are stylish cuts that recall typical robes white and long lines. The example is their leader, Jeannine (Kate Winslet) ” “.
“It was a great challenge, we had to invent it all. “Is the first film I do in which I had to do everything from shoes, trousers, jackets or accessories”, says designer Carlo Poggioli
“More importantly for ‘selflessness’ is not to show skin. So at the beginning, Beatrice is completely covered; When it comes to ‘bold’ is the opposite; becomes ‘Tris’, begins training, and the fight, and his body is transformed. The clothing will help it a lot. We found his body,”says Poggioli.
The designer traveled to Rome, Budapest, Bucharest, Chicago and Los Angeles workshops and there were thousands of garments, which employed more than 45,000 meters of fabric.
“It was a great challenge, we had to invent it all. It is the first movie that I do that I had to do it all, from shoes, trousers, jackets or accessories. Each set is completely new. This project was an opportunity to invent a completely different world”, indicates the designer.
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