Champagne. Flamingo. Hot pink. As Penelope Pitstop’s shade du jour proves a big hit on the BAFTA red carpet, here’s how to inject the trend into your everyday wardrobe
Another day, another awards ceremony style watch to keep tabs on. This time our attentions turn to the BAFTAs. Historically, the most sartorially inoffensive of trophy season. Undoubtably less, um, avant-garde than the Grammys, but a style prelude of sorts to the Oscars (just in case you need to set a reminder for the latter, the Academy Awards kick off at 1am Monday February 10th). Some personal highlights over the years: Sienna Miller’s backless ‘mermaid dress’ in 2007 to Léa Seydoux’s canary yellow Prada gown and Brad and Angelina’s matching tuxedos six years ago.
It is a truth universally known that embracing colour-blocking is (usually) a safe bet on the red-carpet. And, peeking into fashion’s crystal ball the future is looking bright on that front: think a parade of sweetie wrapper tones, neons, ‘fanta’ orange, deep greens and more. Soon, look-at-me hues will be somewhat unavoidable. At the 73rd British Academy Film Awards - held inside the Royal Albert Hall – it was a tickled pink takeover (amongst a sea of black suits and dresses, we might add). Ah, the saccharine shade that refuses to die. TBH we’re okay with that: It’s unapologetically pretty and punk at the same time and, importantly, it suits everyone. Sometimes it just takes a little experimentation to find The One.
Renée Zellweger in prada
kaitlyn dever in miu miu
Helpfully, BAFTAs pink ladies showcased a spectrum of La Vie en Rose looks. On the maximalist scale? See Florence Pugh’s fabulously frothy hot pink Dries Van Noten x Christian Lacroix gown (overlaid on a black mini dress) and Laura Dern in fuchsia Valentino. For less retina-burning, Penelope Pitstop energy, we’re colour crushing hard on Renée Zellweger’s candy pink Prada column gown (a nod to Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscars look circa 1999, non?) and Scarlett Johansson’s 1920s ballet pink Versace feathered and sequinned dress. Then there’s the ‘hint-of-pink’ outfitters, modelled by fashion’s new guard – from Kaitlyn Dever’s blushing princess Miu Miu gown to Ella Balinska floral delight, courtesy of Giambattista Valli. Shop our edit below to add a little red-carpet action to your everyday wardrobe this season.
florence pugh in dries van noten x christian lacroix
scarlett johansson in versace
LIFE’S JUST ROSY
LOOKING INTO THE FUSCHIA
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