Last night, Hollywood’s finest, top models and style aficionados braved London’s big chill to celebrate the Oscars of style - otherwise known as the Fashion Awards. Highlights included Adut Akech’s triumphant speech, Bottega Veneta’s big win(s) and Sarah Burton taking home the Trailblazer Award. And, of course, the glamourous event always brings the red-carpet goods. From Cinderella dresses du jour to silhouettes that came up trumps, BURO. decodes the winning red-carpet tribes this year.
BURO. says: Midis and maxis, step aside – the mini is enjoying a fashion renaissance. Volume is key to getting the look right: think dramatic ruffles and puff love. This party season we’re channelling Iris Law, in a polka-dot number by Richard Quinn, and Emma Roberts - who chose a sculpted LBD from Attico for fashion’s big night out.
BURO. says: Ballerinas, Carrie Bradshaw, Villanelle. Tulle has had many fans over the years. And while the romantic fabric is often associated with being supremely girlish or bridal, it’s as powerful as it is ‘pretty’ (two words: Killing Eve). Cate Blanchett, Poppy Delevingne and Olivia Culpo were all on board the tulle takeover this year.
BURO. says: When in doubt, the LBD (Long Black Dress), will never let you down. Sequinned, backless, strapless: it’s all in the detail. Our favourites from the night include Naomi Watts’ black velvet Stella McCartney dress with peplum detail and Alexa Chung’s floor-sweeping style inspired by her forever muse Jane Birkin. For a dressy alternative to the dress – Julia Roberts’ Armani Privé jumpsuit is high up on the ever growing ‘if money were no object’ wish list.
BURO. says: Bold, colourful gowns were big winners on the red carpet – from Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke opting for a canary yellow gown by Schiaparelli and Model of the Year Adut Akech repping the colour of the year (green) in bespoke Valentino to Nathalie Emmanuel pretty in Preen red. The perfect antidote to these dark, December days? Give your wardrobe a dopamine dose.
BURO. says: Sequins, all-over shine and sweetie wrapper accents: perhaps the most expected of sartorial appearances on the red carpet, but delightful, nonetheless. Naomi Campbell’s Alexander McQueen dress, for instance, was pure fantasy; contrasting sheer tulle fabrics with heavy crystals. And how we long to channel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at our next Christmas ‘do.