Dystopia

03.21.14

Shailene Woodley’s Badass Leather Pants in ‘Divergent’

In the frightening, dystopian world of ‘Divergent,’ Shailene Woodley’s character, Tris, manages to fight her way through the film in some seriously on-trend leggings.

In Divergent’s dystopian society, clothing plays a large role in exhibiting one’s identity—factions are divided by color, with Candor (the truthful) sporting black and white ensembles, Amity (the farmers) donning natural, earthy hues, Erudite (the intelligent) wearing different shades of blue, and Abnegation (the selfless) somber in grey.

The fifth faction, Dauntless (the fearless), may wear all-black clothing that’s hardcore and designed for intensive and rigorous movement, but, somewhere in the violent world of a futuristic-Chicago, Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) was able to find extremely durable, yet still very on-trend, leather pants. As seen in the majority of the film, Tris, a new Dauntless initiate, sports black, jegging-like bottoms with decorative leather stripes detailing the outermost part of the leg.

“The patterns are very functional with many pockets to contain the objects needed for the training (knifes, ammo, etc.),” costume designer Carlo Poggioli said of the faction’s ensembles, “and all the fabrics for Dauntless were custom-made." Like the other thousand pieces of clothing present in the film, Tris’s high-fashion pants were crafted from “special elastic,” allowing the heroine to fight in the most glamorous way. 

Screw finding our correct place in society. We’d choose Dauntless just for the style.