The British Fashion Awards are coming next Monday and I am really excited to see what this red carpet will bring. That being said I do not have any ideas about who will be attending as presenters have not yet been released. Instead to come up with these wishes I went through all of the designers nominated in addition to British labels who are staples on the red carpet that didn’t receive a nomination this year. So over the next couple of days I am basically just fantasizing about the looks and the stars I want to see on this red carpet. I would say the likelihood that Cate Blanchett will be on the Fashion Awards red carpet next Monday is incredibly high. Both the red carpet queen’s hairstylist Sam McKnight and her go to designer Giorgio Armani are being honored at this years awards and so I imagine that Cate will be on hand to honor one and celebrate the achievement of the other. If I had to guess Cate will be the one to present Mr. Armani with the Outstanding Achievement honor. Mr Armani will be awarded for his outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry, his creativity and vision of timeless style and care for detail, that have provided such inspiration to so many in the industry. Cate has been a stalwart supporter of Armani becoming the face of the labels fragrance “Si.” So when I was thinking about the perfect look I would want to see Cate bring to life on this red carpet I knew that an uber chic Armani Prive moment was the only choice. I adore this black velvet Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture suit which features a cropped blazer and a Swarovski crystal embellished bodice. This look is strong, sexy, and glamorous which is exactly the vibe that Cate delivers when she steps onto a red carpet wearing an Armani Prive design. A 40’s inspired updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Galativi Strass’ crystal embellished mesh and velvet pointed toe pumps, and dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 white diamond and emerald floral drop earrings would ensure that Cate delivers nothing but glamour from head to toe. British born Charlie’s Angel Ella Balinska has really emerged as a fashionista through her breakout blockbuster role in the latest installment of the spy franchise. I honestly would be SHOCKED if we don’t see Ella on the red carpet at the 2019 British Fashion Awards next Monday. As I was going through looks I wanted to see on this red carpet I decided that this Loewe Spring 2020 RTW ensemble which features a black sleeveless lace tunic with white piping and a matching lace pannier maxi skirt with a handkerchief hem. Loewe creative director is Irish born Jonathan Anderson who is nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year – Womenswear, Designer of the Year, and the Designers’ Designer Award. He is the only designer that spans all these categories and I hope we see his work for both Loewe and his eponymous label JW Anderson on the red carpet at the Fashion Awards. I believe that Ella with her modelesque stature would be one of the few who could take this look with its purposefully wide hips and make it work on the red carpet especially if styled with a sleek braided high bun, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black and grey glitter Sophia Webster ‘Freya’ strappy platform sandals, and chic white gold set Anita Ko ‘Ava’ white round and baguette cut diamond wreath earrings. British model Jourdan Dunn is a staple on the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards and I am hoping that she will deliver something super statement making when she makes a turn this year. Instead of going to one of the nominated labels for Jourdan I instead decided to go to British based couture label Ralph & Russo. I have been longing to see this pale pink silk double satin asymmetrically draped Ralph & Russo Fall 2019 Couture one shoulder gown featuring contrasting raspberry paneling and structured pleats, hand embroidered with rosewater opal stones and ruby red crystals in a scattered ombré design, and a daring thigh high split on a red carpet since it first came down the runway back in July and when I was thinking of the perfect person to wear it for the Fashion Awards Jourdan was the first person I thought of. She has the attitude to really just ooze glamour and sensuality wearing this gown on the red carpet. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a red satin Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch with a crystal embellished bow clasp, red strappy Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ sandals, and a pair of dazzling David Morris ruby and white diamond feather drop earrings would ensure that Jourdan delivers glamour from head to toe. The moment I saw this light pink silk Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring 2020 RTW jacket dress I wanted to see it on Kendall Jenner. Now to be honest I don’t often think about Kendall when I am looking at runway looks and even rarer do I think the is the perfect person to wear a look on the red carpet. So I decided that Kendall should rock this look on the Fashion Awards red carpet. This red carpet can deliver all different styles of looks from major couture ballgowns to short mini dresses to more streetwear inspired moments and this Vivienne Westwood look combines the latter two perfectly. Now to make this look ready for a major red carpet I would love to see Kendall style this look with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold metallic leather Aquazzura ‘Boreal’ to-the-knee iridescent crocodile-embossed boots, and a statement 18 carat yellow gold set Messika Paris High Jewelry ‘Sun Tribe’ white diamond collar necklace. Naomi Campbell will be recognized for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropist work with charities and incredible efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa with the 2019 Fashion Icon Award which is one of the Special Recognition Awards that celebrate outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. Naomi is forever an icon, but that being said she isn’t always one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. I would imagine that Naomi will turn to her friend Riccardo Tisci and his designer for British legacy fashion house Burberry for the perfect look for her to deliver on the Fashion Awards red carpet. I went to this white Burberry Spring 2020 RTW sleeveless column gown which features a crystal embellished mesh overlay over a slip style gown, and a dramatic feathered train because I really do feel like this is an absolutely beautiful moment for Naomi to bring to life on this red carpet. Now that being said I would love to see Riccardo modify this gown just a little bit to add even more of a dramatic train to really make this a true WOW moment. Now I would love to see Naomi wear her hair up, but I would imagine that she would style her hair into sleek center parted locks. Smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of white satin Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ ankle strap sandals with a crystal embellished buckle, and white diamond de Grisogono ‘Shimmering Lady Feeling’ starburst cluster drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.
The 2019 British Fashion Awards will take place on Monday December 2, 2019.