Red Carpet Fashion Awards

After the standout houndstooth prints for Fall, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring 2012 collection presented exotic tropical and animal prints in jewel tone red, purple and teal green, which lit up the dark venue.

Colourful chiffon strapless, one-shoulder and halter dresses in knee-lengths and tea-lengths were presented alongside blazers, jumpsuits and plaid suits.

Sexy gold lame and embellished cocktail dresses provided plenty of sparkle on the runway. I would love to see the third dress above on Zoe Saldana.

The final few looks consisted of red-carpet-ready gowns. My favourite was the red one-shoulder gown which I would like to see on Angelina Jolie.

The models’ tresses were given the movie siren look with wavy locks swept over one shoulder.

[nggallery id=999]

Key accessories included leather shoulder bags, crocodile clutches and silk scarves tied around the waist.

Celebrities often wear Ferragamo pumps on the red carpet. This season, the designer presented bi-colour strappy sandals which would perfect any look.

Front Row: Karen Mok and Anna Wintour

Favourites: Purple and red embellished dress and red one shoulder gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Minka Kelly, Zoe Saldana, Freida Pinto, Jessica Chastain, Demi Moore, Asia Argento, Uma Thurman, Gemma Arterton, Bonnie Wright and Selma Blair

Missoni’s Spring 2012 presentation provided a typically vibrant and colourful collection.

Signature knits were transformed into gorgeous flamenco/gypsy inspired looks with dramatic ruffles and light layers.

Once again we saw midriff-baring looks which signal we should start those ab crunches now.

Key accessories included floral accented sandals, fringed necklaces, tinted sunglasses, fans, fold-over clutches and studded sun hats.

Front Row: Margherita Missoni

Favourites: Ruffled bikini and blue ruffled asymmetrical flamenco dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Margherita Missoni, Olivia Palermo and Joy Bryant

Ad Between Posts

The spirit inside the venue for the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 presentation was very festive, so I knew we were in for something really special.

After the signature black lace bustier dresses for Fall, I was super-excited that this collection started off with plenty of colour and bold prints which included flowers, pomegranates, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, and courgettes.

These fun prints on 50s ladylike silhouettes were also presented alongside signature lace dresses in sky blue, beige and black plus chic skirt suits for daywear and midriff-baring cropped bustiers worn with full skirts or bloomers.

As we moved to evening wear, things started to heat up.

Bejewelled dresses and skirts sparkled as the models took to the runway. Sheer looks left little to the imagination in a sexy, classy way.

The presentation ended with the models each donning a jewelled corset which will leave Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Fergie and Rihanna spoilt for choice.

[nggallery id=998]

Key accessories included pasta and garlic-bulb-shaped earrings and necklaces.

We saw straw bags in several colours including gold, green, blue and black, plus lace top handle bags, crochet bags, plastic bags, fur bags and an updated version of the very popular Miss Sicily bag. Clutches were also decorated with pasta and garlic bulbs.

Shoes ranged from T-bar pumps, plastic ankle boots with lace accents, sandals decorated with multi-coloured stones and Mary Jane heels.

Front Row: Scarlett Johansson, Felicity Jones, Poppy Delevigne, Paloma Faith, Lynn Xiong, Beppe Fiorello, Francesco Scianna, Filippo Nigro, Carolina Crescentini, Cristiana Capotondi, Gabriella Pession, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Chiara Francini, Martina Stella, Michela Quattrociocche, Brenno and Michelangelo Placido, Thomas Trabacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Filippo Pucillo and Marika Pellegrinelli

Favourites: Pomegranate and floral print bustier dress and sky blue lace long sleeve dress with floral appliques

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Alba, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Thandie Newton, Rachel Weisz, Zooey Deschanel, Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Eva Mendes, Andrea Riseborough, Kristen Stewart, Dianna Agron and Kristin Davis

Credit: All pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Following the figure-hugging, breast-enhancing dresses from Emilio Pucci’s Fall 2011 collection which Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Lopez fell in love with last season, Peter Dundas opted for a more free-flowing silhouette for Spring 2012.

The Pucci woman is still uber sexy but with added Latin spirit.

I envied the models as they stormed the runway wearing midriff-baring tops paired with maxi skirts, signalling that Peter’s motto for the Pucci woman is still, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”

We also saw flamenco-style dresses and many handkerchief dresses with the brand’s signature prints.

For those not wanting to flaunt too much, Peter showcased black tailored pant suits, which were paired with red lace bras, and white crochet pieces paired with white blazers.

Drop-waist dresses, peasant tops, embellished printed shirts, Bermuda shorts, underwear-revealing crochet dresses, loose-fitted pants, embroidered blazers and off-the-shoulder dresses in varying lengths, plus a stunning finale gown with a flowing train made up the rest of this collection.

For the red carpet, we saw a selection of sparkling mini dresses which Fergie will be calling in for her next big event, but I’m guessing she will have to fight Miss Minogue for first dibs as these sparklers would make great performance pieces too.

Key accessories included layered necklaces with crucifixes, printed scarves tied around the waist, the updated ‘Marquis’ bag, gold hooped earrings and signature sexy strappy sandals.

Being the fashion geek that I am, I was really excited to see Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emmys look take the runway during this presentation. It was quite strange to recognise a look on the runway when it is usually the other way around.

I liked it on Gwynie, but I loved it on the model.

Favourites: White crochet ensemble with white blazer and embellished long sleeve dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Poppy Delevigne, Hilary Swank, Ana de la Reguera, Zoe Saldana, Paz Vega, Beyonce Knowles, Cameron Diaz, Abbey Clancy, Karolina Kurkova, Camilla Belle and Eugenia Silva.

Credit: Style.com

The Frankie Morello girl is touring Italy for Spring 2012.

Portofino, Venice, Rome, Pisa and the magnificent Amalfi Coast were the inspirations for this ‘Souvenir of Italy’ collection.

Printed handkerchief dresses, cycling shorts, short flared skirts, fan dresses, leggings, bomber jackets and crop tops were presented in this fun, energetic collection.

This unique collection stands out from the floral themes we have seen this fashion week. The young and adventurous would love this collection.

Key accessories included hallowed wedges, backpacks, oversized gold hooped earrings, large gold necklaces and black headpieces in the shape of monuments like the leaning tower of Pisa.

Cameras played a huge part in this presentation as they were worn as fascinators, necklaces and shoulder bags.

Terry Barber created the models’ wing tip eyes using MAC Cosmetics whilst Marco Lafrate styled the models’ hair into a purposely messy low bun.




Connect with Us

Connect with the RCFA

Sign Up for email
  • Jul

    29

    Victoria’s Secret: What Is Sexy? Photocall