Tuesday 11th December

| BY Dino Bonacic

Ten Rounds Up The Fashion Awards 2018 Red Carpet

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The actual awards aside, the best part of last night’s Fashion Awards were the red carpet fashions. This year round, the conversation shifted from major gowns and classic suits as a lot of the attendees went for some less expected lewks. Sparkle and short, it was party frock galore, with a lot of fashion designers taking the spotlight from the usual red carpet aficionados in the way they masterfully werqed their own creations. These are our Ten faves – excluding our very own Tenners, Claudia and Sophia who brought their A-game but are to close to us to be considered in this category.

Drag queen extraordinaire and one of the New Wave: Creatives honouree Aquaria wore a custom Matty Bovan tea-length creation inspired by his SS19 collection, while Matty Bovan also stunned in a custom design of his own, finished off with the white bumbag created in collaboration with Coach. The co-host Alek Wek served some pretty major looks throughout the show, but a firm fave was her first choice, a Valentino beaded mini dress with an oversized pink pussy bow trailing in the back. The stunning Olympian, British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith joined in on the mini-dress choice with a poofy baby blue Dilara Findikoglu corseted piece. Continuing with the fantasy theme in some major Alexander McQueen was the Model of the Year Kaia Gerber who mixed the sharp tailoring with some extreme beadwork. And then there were the honoured designers rocking their own work – Miuccia Prada in minimal black satin and Vivienne Westwood in a layered look of her own, joined by Andreas Kronthaler wearing one of the coats from their collaboration with Burbery. Actress Naomi Watts wore a look from the SS19 show of the Best Emerging Womenswear Designer Richard Quinn, while the eternally perfect Saoirse Ronan rocked an ombre, ice-skating-inspired SS19 beaded Gucci number. The menswear game was brought by the DJ and Louis Vuitton music director Benji B who wore a suit from Virgil Abloh’s first collection for the fashion house. And that’s how you do a red carpet…

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