Fashion Inspired by Panem
Net-a-Porter’s Capitol Couture line by Trish Summerville arrives.
By Monica Corcoran Harel
Films and cinema icons have always inspired designers. Marc Jacobs has namechecked the films of Wes Anderson, especially The Royal Tenenbaums. The sisters of Rodarte look to Japanese films to nuance their creations. Now, Trish Summerville debuts her own collection, inspired by the chic spirit and grit of the Capitol and beyond.
With 24 sleek looks—including a smattering of accessories and casual tees—the award-winning designer’s Capitol Couture line for Net-a-Porter features day dresses, outerwear and a sexy, fitted black twill jumpsuit that redefines the modern staple as a “Kat suit.” (This editor has already ordered one for disco dancing, rooftop picnics and morning strolls though the city center. It’s that versatile!)
Other fashion stand outs include a gray wool coat with dovetailed hem and a detachable faux fur collar that amps up a professional look; the paneled leather skinny jeans boast a slight flare at the heel that makes them exceedingly flattering. Trust me when I tell you that a kick of fabric completely alters the silhouette. The silver accessories—from a bow and arrow bracelet to an ear cuff—work perfectly with the cool palette of the exclusive collection.
Summerville’s favorite look is the “chariot dress”—a laser-cut patent leather cocktail dress with a rose-gold silk panel insert. The cinched waist, harness collar and full, mini skirt make it feel architectural. It’s a frock for a witty woman who never resorts to clichés and knows to Uber when the conversation goes bland. Our staff of editors is crazy for this dress too. “I think it will be a fan favorite,” says Summerville.