Awards season is upon us. With the Golden Globes, Critics Choice and SAG Awards under our belts we have the Oscars to look forward to.
Every year a vague theme inevitably emerges on the red carpet. This year’s Golden Globes featured A LOT of “pageant-y” Versace as well as that gathered ‘grecian look’ (Amy adams, Heidi Klum, Jessica Chastain) Metallics also had a large presence, but don’t they always? Like the colour red, glittery fabric always has a starring role at awards shows. Therefore it’s hard to include them in a trend for the season, as they stick around year after year.
Past years themes (that are still going strong in some cases) include: peplums(die already), sternums and the not so subtle thigh reveal (Thanks Angelina Jolie)
Favorites of ours like; Giambattista Valli, Valentino and Stella McCartney, often make an appearance on the red carpet and in some cases, are the stars of the show. Case in point Julianna Margulies at this years SAGs and fashion-darling Lupita Nyong'o at the Golden Globes.
This year Oscar predictions include: cut-aways (Mugler) florals (Giambatista Valli) and just a hint of nostalgia in the form of Boho chic (Valentino). Jumpsuits/Trousers have been making an increasing appearance on red carpets - will they show up again for the Academy Awards?
If The runways of Paris and Milan are any indicator of award show style predictions then pleats may be the next big thing.
Using this year’s Golden Globes as a barometer - pleats, primary colours & metallics will likely be seen at the Academy Awards. Red is ALWAYS a favorite. But perhaps a tad predictable - thus the “red of the season may just be cobalt blue or yellow (a tricky color on many). With the GG’s and the AA’s within a month of each other it seems celebrities don’t give it all away at the Golden Globes and instead save the “wow” factor for the Oscars. Having said that, the Oscars can’t compare to the Met Gala for some truly bold style choices. Keeping that in mind the safe predictions are: the aforementioned plus the continuation of the rogue leg and sternum. Despite being a huge fashion event, the Oscar red carpet is still relatively safe.
No matter safe or spectacular we watch with bated breath and then judge with good humoured harshness.