Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Giorgio Armani titled his Armani Privé Fall 2011 collection, “Hommage au Japon.”

The designers work has often drawn inspiration from Japan, his Armani Privé Spring 2009 collection is a perfect example.

As an admirer of the captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetics of this country, the designer found himself profoundly moved by the tragic earthquake in March, so he dedicate this Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection to Japan.

The designer favoured a sleek silhouette of classic chic looks, mixing black with gorgeous vivid floral prints throughout this collection.

Velvet was used heavily. We saw velvet suits, bustier tops, tapered skirts, pants and obi belts which accented
several pieces.

With Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes in the front row the designer catered to both their needs.

The stronger, directional, modern pieces would be mastered by Cate, who could easily pull off the floral suit with the patent leather belt as effortlessly as the floral print Mikado silk skirt suit and the black velvet bustier gown with Swarovski fringed details on the hips.

Katie may chose the more classic Armani pieces like the signature tailored jackets, velvet pants suits, or the black bustier gowns. I would personally love to see her in Look 34.

Front Row: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Olivia Palermo and Daphne Guinness

Favourites: Floral print duchess satin suit and strapless gown with tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt.

Key Accessories: Floral clutches, fan fascinator, obi belts, patent leather belts and geishas hairstyle-shaped fascinators

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Jodie Foster, Rihanna and Marion Cotillard

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Yesterday I attended the Georges Hobeika Fall 2011 collection.

With a steadily growing celebrity fan base, I was very excited to view what we should expect to see on the red carpet in the coming months.

The designer was inspired by the timeless feminine grace of Greek goddess Antheia.

She was the goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths worn at festivals and parties. This translated onto the runway via beautiful blossoms and the free flowing silhouettes.

Mushroom pleats and romantic lace accented layers of fine organza, crepe and georgette on a refreshing colour palette of moon grey, lilac and shades of bubblegum pinks.

Subtle embellishments dazzled on the runway, ruched backs accented the derrière, whilst satin ribbons provided the perfect finishing touch to many looks.

I bet Eva Longoria has ready picked out several looks.

One look I would be interested to see how it translates onto the red carpet was a long sleeved white crepe dress which had a sexy lace back with a satin bow accent.

Favourites: Pink sleeveless gown with swirling detail and fine embellishments and the pink one-shoulder vase gown

Shoes Georges Hobeika embellished pointy pumps

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Gisele Bundchen, Hilary Swank, Fan Bing Bing, Katy Perry, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Cate Blanchett, Lea Michele, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Selena Gomez Read more…

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Basil Soda’s Fall 2010 presentation was a rich collection of draped bustier cocktail dresses and gowns which were inspired by the Phoenicians.

Some looks were decorated with either gold leaf embroidery, but it was those decorated with zippers which stood out.

Dresses and gowns got the zipper treatment helping to add a touch of modernity to this collection.

We also saw these touches on the models ankle boots and structured vests which were paired with cigarette pants.

The designer favoured mostly neutral colours with the addition of black, fuschia pink and ocean blue.

The gowns, which will have celebrity fan Emily Blunt going weak at the knees, had a structured yet feminine silhouette.

I can see the cocktail dresses being worn by the likes of Carrie Underwood and Julianne Hough, who seem to be preferring shorter hemlines for their red carpet appearances.

The bride was as elegant as you would expect with touches of silver crystals on the bodice and exaggerated hips.

Zuhair Murad is the other designer I eagerly await during Couture Fashion Week.

His Fall 2010 Couture presentation yesterday was titled “Romantic Intimacy” as it was inspired by the boudoir of the belle époque.

The colour palette included powder pink, rose, blush nude and hazed aqua.

Each look sensually embraced the female form from body contouring dresses, to ultra minis, to ballgowns accentuating the models tiny waists.

As a girl who loves embellishments I was in heaven. Nearly every piece was bedazzled.

My favourite look had an amazing pearl detail on the back.

One of the trends was mini dresses paired with dramatic trains.

Many of you have expressed your dislike for this type of dress, but I was particularly in love with the middle peachy look.

The embroidery and sensual materials such as silks and delicate lace all played nicely along with the boudoir theme.

His bustier dresses look like they belong in the bedroom, but I’m positive Katy Perry will bring these looks to the red carpet.

Speaking of Katy Perry, the bride’s gown had a very dramatic train.

Rumours are that Zuhair is going to design Katy’s wedding gown. Could this be a preview?

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Elie Saab’s Fall 2010 Couture presentation was red hot.

Garnet, scarlet, ruby and crimson dominated the runway of this breath-taking presentation.

Aside from the reds the colour scheme was perfect for Fall with gold, pewter, mint, gold, champagne and fiery prints which looked even more dramatic in motion – like a volcano erupting.

The first thing that sprang to mind when seeing this collection – which was based on a phoenix arising from the ashes – was grown up glamour.

Many young stars like Dakota Fanning have enjoyed wearing Elie Saab recently, but for me this collection is for women like Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Monica Bellucci and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Dramatic gowns dominated the presentation, but I found myself favouring the beaded jumpsuit which draped at the front.

It was very different for Elie who’s known for his red carpet gowns, plus I can so picture this being worn by Cate Blanchett.

The designer is not looking to test fashion boundaries, but if you’re looking for pure unadulterated high octane glamour this is the collection for you.

For the finale, the bride appears from the ashes wearing a sensational ash grey gown with a flowing vein and intricate embroidered details.

Who will be the lucky starlet to wear a look from this collection?

I don’t know, but I can’t wait to see. Olivia Palermo was in the front row.

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