Red-carpet dressing may be steeped in pomp, ceremony and tradition but as another awards season rolls around, Fashion Design Weeks turn the spotlight on the designers trending now.
The Galvan girls – a good looking gang of glossy hair, great teeth, and honeyed limbs, comprise Anna-Christin Haas, 35, Katherine Holmgren, 29, Carolyn Hodler, 29, and Sola Harrison, 30. Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller were early fans. The collection starts at £475 for an oyster-coloured velvet jacket and hovers around £895 for an ankle-grazing crêpe gown.
This tuxedo collection founded by Daniel Pallas and Veronique Bousquet gained momentum the second model Aymeline Valade stepped out on the red carpet at Cannes last year dressed in one of their black tuxedos.
The storied Spanish house, founded in 1974 by Jesus del Pozo and relaunched in 2012 with Josep Font as creative director, is currently enjoying a renaissance via women such as Cate Blanchett, Kiernan Shipka, and Miroslava Duma.
Once the eye moves past the beautifully surprising colour combinations it drifts to linger on the detail.
Anthony Vaccarello, the doe-eyed Italian designer, is bringing sexy back to Versus. His vision of high octane fashion is one that’s shared with Versus founder, Donatella Versace. “The way that he cuts cloth is so bold and strong,” she purrs. “He is a designer who loves women.”
There aren’t many ready-to-wear designers whose clothes are so far-reaching they appeal to the likes of Suki Waterhouse, Hollywood royalty and the Duchess of Cambridge. Her interpretation of old-world glamour manifests itself in circle hemlines, prim necklines and exquisite fabrics in a typically sorbet palette.
Ruth Wilson, Keira Knightley and Florence Welch are already in on the secret that is Sophia Kah. this London-based label was launched in February 2011 by Portuguese designer Ana Teixeira de Sousa. Painterly botanical prints and nipped-waisted ultra-feminine lace were recurring themes this season.
Rosie Assoulin launched her namesake line in 2013. One look at her collections and it’s easy to see why the gilded ateliers of de la Renta appeal to her senses. Her signature wide-legged trousers, flared trapeze tops, and off-the-shoulder balloon-sleeved blouses are all exaggerated.