Award season is upon us which means that we not only have tons of beauty inspiration from our favourite celebrities but also stunning sartorial choices that will define trends for spring/summer. We round up our favourite red carpet looks this week, locally and internationally. If there’s one thing certain, shimmer and shine is here to stay.
Hocane rocked a fire engine red creation from couture maestros Sana Safinaz to the Ms. Veet finale. The single shoulder silhouette, featuring a gigantic flower on the bodice looks effortless on the younger Hocane sibling but take it from us, it’s extremely hard to pull off without the bodice embellishment overwhelming the wearer. Hocane’s minimal yet classic styling, credited to Mavi Kiyani, helped ensure that she looked like a superstar in the ensemble. Definitely one of our favourite red carpet moments to emerge from the local fashion scene this year.
New year, same great style. Baber never ever gets it wrong and proves why she’s worth top dollar; put the model in any outfit and she’ll rock it. Obviously then when Baber wears a designer as accomplished as Feeha Jamshed, she knocks it out of the park. We love everything about her look: the short cropped hair, shades and the ice blue shade of her jumpsuit. Special shout out to Jamshed for the fabulously embellished pant cuffs. Take a page out of Baber’s book ladies, keep it simple when trying to make a statement.
Seriously, do actors never age? Kidman doesn’t look anywhere near 50 and we want to know what secret youth regenerating foods she eats. But apart from looking like she hasn’t aged a day in decades, Kidman also wears one of our absolutely favourite looks from the award season. From the brilliant, emerald green of the gown to the feather and sequin parrot embellishment on her shoulders (oh hello ‘80s, welcome back) to her peachy makeup, Kidman looked phenomenal at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Evan Rachel Wood
We have to be honest, up until Westworld we weren’t particularly convinced about Wood’s acting chops. Not only did Wood prove all detractors incorrect with her nuanced performance on the show, she’s been turning up to red carpets this year looking like a boss. Wood has consistently rocked suits for award season and her recent Altuzarra velvet suit was a winner. Slick hair, bold lips and oodles of attitude helped Wood carry off her impeccably tailored navy tuxedo with panache.
Award season usually means that you see celebrities in beautiful but un-innovative attire. There’s the usual plethora of classically cut gowns in solid shades which are great for decoding the colour palette for the season but their looks leave a lot to be desired. Foy’s dreamy, ethereal red carpet choice not only breaks away from the structured gowns but also wins for being incredibly detailed. A black tulle overlay embroidered with delicate white flowers and a baby doll collar allow hints of her pale pink body suit beneath to peak through. J’adore!