Here is my red carpet wish list from the Spring 2014 shows presented during London Fashion Week.
Antonio Berardi: Of all the designers, Antonio’s was the hardest to select just one from, as there are so many looks I am dying to see on the red carpet. In the end I selected Look 4 for Rose Byrne. The actress, who loves blush tones, would look remarkable in this look. It’s soft and pretty, with delicate embellishments, yet the mullet hem gives the look an edgier twist than we are used to seeing from the Aussie star.
Barbara Casasola: The Brazilian-born designer has been steadily growing her celebrity fan base with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Sonam Kapoor as fans, so I hope to see more of her pieces on the red carpet. Marion Cotillard would look amazing wearing this dual-colour black-and-lilac streamline frock. It would be perfect for a New York or London screening.
Burberry Prorsum: This soft-blue lace one-shoulder dress would look great on Anne Hathaway with her beautiful lean figure. The dress is sexy without being too revealing and ruining her good-girl image.
Christopher Kane: While my personal favourite from this collection was Look 50, I’m not sure it will make it onto the red carpet. Look 8 is destined, however. I know Rooney Mara is content with wearing black for every red carpet occasion, but I think she would look amazing in this mysterious dark floral lace frock with the metallic-blue steel detailing which gives the look a futuristic edge. Pretty with an edge. Isn’t that what she’s all about?
Erdem: While Gwen Stefani has never worn Erdem before, I feel that the sex appeal of this strapless floral-embroidered look with the sheer skirt could appeal to Gwen, especially when styled with those Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem platform zipper booties.
Osman: A week doesn’t go by without another starlet wearing an Osman look, so I know their stylists would’ve been paying close attention to this collection this season. I would love to see Nina Dobrev take to the red carpet wearing this vibrant frock. Knowing her, she won’t shy away from the bold colours, selecting complementary accessories instead of black pumps for this look.
Peter Pilotto: This was my favourite collection from London Fashion Week. Like Berardi, it was hard to pick one look. With Naomie Harris’ lean toned figure, she would look amazing in this aqua-blue dress with a lace midriff and ruffled detailing.
Temperley London: With the scheduling so tight, I selected the Topshop show over the Temperley show, which in hindsight was a big error. There were so many pretty red-carpet-ready looks which needed closer inspection. I was intrigued by the mix of animal print and florals here, deciding it would look amazing on Kerry Washington.