“Black Panther” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

On Monday Black Panther had a star studded premiere in LA and it was a feast for the eyes. The stars really brought it to the red carpet at the this premiere. The main cast was dazzling and the guests brought it just as much at the stars who were the focus of the film. So when they travel to London next Thursday February 8, 2018 I think that we will be in store for another amazing night on the red carpet. Chadwick Boseman gave regal menswear style on the red carpet at the Black Panther LA premiere where he wore a silk floral Emporio Armani double breasted blazer. That was a really chic choice for this red carpet, and I do have high expectations for what he will wear over the course of the rest of this tour. For the films premiere in London I decided to go for a more classic look, with a twist of course, picking this dark purple and navy blue patchwork asymmetrical Paul Smith Fall 2018 Menswear double breasted suit. As readers will know this is one of the looks from the Fall 2018 Menswear shows that I really want to see on the red carpet, and I do think that Chadwick would bring a really great menswear moment wearing this suit. I would swap the red printed polo from the runway for a simple black Paul Smith button down shirt and add a pair of smooth brown leather and a black technical fabric lace-up Prada shoes to really ensure that this is a really major menswear moment on the red carpet. On Monday night Danai Gurira was one of the few who shunned the idea of ‘tribal’ or African heritage inspired dressing instead going to bold color and structure wearing pink and black Viktor & Rolf Sior. Danai is always one I love to see on the red carpet and I am sure that I will love whatever she wears next Thursday. I would however fall off my chair if she stepped onto the red carpet wearing this ochre yellow Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2018 draped modern goddess gown which gown features a asymmetric neckline, draped bodice, sexy split, and cutout at the waist. I think that the color against her skin would be a dream and I definitely think that she would give this gown a really regal moment on this red carpet. I would keep the styling incredibly regal including a smokey eye, burgundy lips, a pair of gold leather Aquazzura ‘Eden’ crystal chandelier heel sandals, and a selection of jewels from Beladora including a pair of 18k gold Tiffany & Co. textured gold wire earrings which feature simple diamond detail and a statement Zadora 18k gold diamond lattice cuff bracelet. Lupita Nyong’o was the epitome of a warrior queen wearing custom rich purple Atelier Versace for the Black Panther LA premiere. It was one of those eye catching moments that only Lupita could bring to life on the red carpet. For the films premiere in London I would love to see Lupita bring this ‘tribal’ silk raffia fringed Schiaparelli Spring 2018 Couture strapless, a-line, tea length gown to life on the red carpet. When I did my wish list of this Schiaparelli Couture collection for Red Carpet Fashion Awards there was some blow back about me picking something so ‘tribal’ for Lupita. I have to say that the thought process of picking this dress was definitely more about her history than thinking about the movie and the vibes that it evokes. I want to see Lupita really give us 110% with this look adding a sleek hairstyle, blue smokey eye, red lips, Irene Neuwirth boulder opal and turquoise earrings, and a pair of electric blue Aquazzura lattice cage heel pointed toe pumps to ensure that she really gives her all, yet again, for this red carpet. Michael B. Jordan is one of the guys who I always have high expectations for when it comes to great menswear on the red carpet, but I wasn’t a fan of the custom Calvin Klein suit that he wore on the red carpet the the LA premiere of Black Panther. To me the fit was boxy and too tight and I know that Michael can give much better than that. I think that this dark green Dior Homme Fall 2018 Menswear skinny suit with a mix of single and double breasted button detailing would definitely be a redeeming look for Michael. The green suit is just enough of a statement on its own, but the button details also add another layer to really make this a standout menswear moment for Michael. I think that if he swapped the red printed shirt from the runway for a crisp white button up and a pair of green calf leather Louis Leeman loafers which feature a gold toe cap that this look is perfect for a major premiere red carpet.

The Black Panther London premiere will take place on Thursday February 8, 2018.


One thought on ““Black Panther” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

  1. Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa amongst other African countries have a burgeoning talent of designers both up coming and established that could easily provide a myriad of choices to dress any of the stars of the Black Panther should an African flavour be required. It’s a shame that Eurocentrism limits stylists so they can see no further than their own tired and lazy European interpretation of what is supposedly African ‘tribal’ style.


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