The Bafta awards took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall this month with big names such as Bradley Cooper, Olivia Coleman, Letitia Wright and Rami Malek winning awards for their roles in the top films of 2018 and 2019.
But we at the Iggy & Burt studio have to give credit to the looks that dominated on the red carpet.
The key looks at this year’s BAFTA’s highlight the dominant trends of not only this season but this year. With the clear winner being monochrome colours and the ever so slick power suit.
The black and white colour choices continue their political messages. With the #MeToo movement that turned the Golden Globes in 2018 into a conversation that women demanded the industry have that night and forevermore.
These challenges to sexism, discrimination and violence have created an era of change and it is powerful to see these messages taking suit in the fashion and film industries, whilst their public nature has also helped to force open a dialogue for all industries to engage with and understand.
And to top it of black and white is a classic way to ooze sophistication. The shades are simple but striking and made for some smart yet bold looks on the red carpet this year.
Olivia Colman wearing Emelia Wickstead.
The use of monochrome creates structure whilst the trail adds an element of elegance and drama to the straight cut of the gown. The wider sleeves also help in creating shape and definition to Coleman’s power gown.
Letitia Wright wearing Stella McCartney.
Letitia has shown that you do not need to wear a gown to own the red carpet. This white suit, worn with metallic shoes and a maroon bag allow the shade to shine bright, whilst the slimline cut compliment Letitia’s figure. Smart and elegant- a look that is bound to be a winner.
Maya Jama wearing Aadnevik
Lace transforms this black dress into a delicate and subtly striking gown. The floral elements tone down the raucous gathering of the dress as it sweeps from horizontal to vertical, before finally falling into a flowing mass of lighter lace. We love it.
Irina Shayk wearing Burberry.
The power suit strikes again and this time with flats (shock!). Irina has exquisitely mastered placing the relaxed with the smart. The v-line blazer and slick back hair add glamour to this classic black suit, whilst the flats and straight leg trouser give it an edge of coolness and rather pleasingly, comfort.