The British Fashion Awards celebrate the best of both British fashion, but also some of the greatest talent in fashion in general. This red carpet is different than what we see compared to the CFDA Awards because we see more high fashion moments at the British Fashion Awards and there can definitely be some major best dressed moments on this red carpet. I am really hoping that we see a great turnout of stars, socialites, and models on this red carpet embracing many of the amazing designers who are nominated. Alexa Chung is a true lover of fashion and she is definitely one of the stars who I can totally picture seeing work the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards. Alexa would be the perfect person to bring Accessories Designer of the Year nominee Coach to the Fashion Awards red carpet. I tend to like gowns on the red carpet for this event, but rarely does Alexa wear something long so I think that she would be the perfect person to bring this black long sleeve, western inspired Coach 1941 Spring 2018 RTW cocktail dress to life on this red carpet. This western inspired dress fits perfectly with the fall urban cowgirl trend and I think Alexa has the kind of style to really make this look chic. With a pair of black Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini patterned tights, a black Coach flip lock bag, kohl rimmed eyes, a red lip, and pink satin Prada crisscross platform sandals all pieces of this puzzle will come together.Cara Delevingne has had a pretty stellar year this year and I would love to see her bring the wow factor to the Fashion Awards red carpet. Her last look was brought down by hair that I just couldn’t get on board with. I love her with short hair and maybe by the time this red carpet comes around her hair will be able to be styled in a punky spiked updo which I think think would perfectly compliment this Saint Laurent Spring 2018 RTW ensemble. The white strapless puff top and black tapered pants with a crystal embellished belt buckle is definitely one of those looks that only a few could make work on a red carpet, and I think that Cara is one of those few. Many would get lost in this top, but I think that Cara has perfect mix of edge and glamour to really own this look. A pair of Burmese sapphire and diamond Cartier cluster earrings, a kohl rimmed eye, red lip, and black Saint Laurent ‘Opyum’ pumps with blue YSL logo heel would all make this such a statement moment on the Fashion Awards red carpet. Erin O’Connor is the statuesque six foot tall British supermodel that we usually see bring some of the most dramatic looks to life on the red carpet. Roksanda Ilincic is nominated for British Designer of the Year – Womenswear for her eponymous label Roksanda. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Roksanda Spring 2018 RTW collection, but on the right person I think that some of these pieces could be really great. I think that Erin is the only person who could really make this hot pick Roksanda Spring 2018 RTW sleeveless gown which features 3D floral details come to life on the red carpet. I think that if she paired this gown with a hot pink Givenchy ‘Micro Pandora’ minaudiere, a sleek bun, kohl rimmed eyes, a nude lip, and a pair of simple black Jimmy Choo ‘Annie’ sandals that this look would be perfection.Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, kinda burst onto the scene late this year with the Spring 2018 fashion season. She has been the face of Marc Jacobs beauty and walked in several of the major shows that season making her runway debut for Calvin Klein. I decided to go with Calvin for Kaia to wear since they are both nominated for British Fashion Awards. I think that this black waxed silk Calvin Klein by Raf Simons Spring 2018 RTW one shoulder, tea length gown which features a scarf neck and an a-line skirt would be such a chic moment for Kaia to wear on this red carpet. I think that the runway dress would fit in perfectly on this red carpet, even if I kinda wish that it would be lengthened to a floor length gown with a bit of a train to really make it a dramatic moment. While I usually don’t think that a black dress is what an ‘IT girl’ should wear for a major red carpet moment I think that this is still a major statement, even if it is subtle. I would add a pair of statement bright blue Calvin Klein asymmetric jeweled sandals, a smokey eye with a blue liner, a nude lip, and a pair of simple Chopard diamond cluster earrings to really turn this classic gown into a major red carpet moment. If Naomi Campbell doesn’t walk the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards I will be shocked. I have really come to appreciate Naomi on the red carpet this year. I used to roll my eyes when she stepped onto the red carpet, but this year she has had some really great moments with her favorite red carpet designers. I would absolutely love to see Naomi give us edgy glamour wearing this Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 RTW which features a deconstructed cream silk and lace asymmetrical bustier paired with black tapered pants. This is an elevated look that I think that Naomi might have worn a before, but I think that now this is a look that I would really love to see her wearing. A green velvet Alexander McQueen embellished minaudiere, pin straight locks, a pair of black Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Penelope Pearl’ cross strap sandals, and a gold Cartier diamond eagle herringbone choker all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Naomi. Rihanna has only walked one British Fashion Awards red carpet in the past back in 2014 wearing Stella McCartney. This year Fenty Puma by Rihanna is nominated for the Urban Luxe Award, so I would imagine that she will make the trip to London for this red carpet. Her Fenty x Puma collection is amazing. What started as a one season deal has spiraled into this amazing collection that I absolutely adore. The collection isn’t something that I think we will see on the red carpet, so I went to another of Rihanna’s recent favorite designers for her look for this red carpet. I went back to the debut Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture runway collection and this gorgeous red lace, one sleeve embellished gown which features a dramatic rosette on the bodice, sexy split, and a dramatic train for Rihanna to have a really major moment on the red carpet. This gown slightly reminds me of the black Stella McCartney gown that Rihanna wore to the 2011 Met Gala, but I think it would be just different enough for Rihanna to rock on this red carpet. I think that if Rihanna styled this look with a sleek updo, smokey eye, red lip, red Gianvito Rossi plexi/satin sandals, a Chopard ruby and diamond statement bracelet, and a pair of Chopard ruby and diamond chandelier earrings that she would have an absolutely amazing moment on her hands.Last but certainly not least is a gorgeous wish for Suki Waterhouse to rock on this red carpet. I love Suki and I think that she would be another perfect face to see walk this red carpet. Mary Katrantzou may not be nominated this year, but her designs are amazing and I still want to see this British designer represented on this red carpet. I think that Suki would look striking wearing this orange toucan printed Mary Katrantzou Resort 2018 gown which features a strapless neckline, a bold floral print, and full length silhouette. This is the beautiful gown and I think that Suki has the glamour to really make this gown come to life on the red carpet. Old Hollywood waves, a kohl rimmed eye, light pink lip, a rose pink Isla feathered clutch, a pair of nude Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ sandals, and Chopard pink opal earrings all would ensure that the glamour of this look is elevated to such a major level.
The 2017 British Fashion Awards will take place on Monday December 4, 2017.