BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2014: HITS

So last night saw the 2014 British Fashion Awards held in my favourite city ever, London. Celebrities, fashion icons and socialites all strolled the red carpet and massive green hedge in their best threads. Well, some of them. Those of you who have followed Haute Hoodlum this year will know that I have been tragically underwhelmed at fashion’s biggest nights and events; with the most revered players often massively disappointing me. BOO.

Last was not dissimilar. However, that list of disasters is a story all on its own and this post is about celebrating those who took risks (that pulled off) and looked like FASHION.

You may not agree with all my choices, and that is perfectly acceptable because fashion is, after all, highly subjective. But I think you will be on my side when it comes to some of these beauties.

Without further adieu, here are my favourite looks from last night’s BFAs. You’ll notice a definite trend in the plethora of small box clutches with cartoon-esque features, and an array of Emilia Wickstead designs seen on some of the biggest names in fashion; but other than that there was a huge mix of looks and styling last night which makes being an observer all the sweeter.

Enjoy.

handsdown my favourite look of the night: Emma Watson in Misha Noonoo and that oversized blazer to die for
hands down my favourite look of the night: Emma Watson in a Misha Noonoo jumpsuit and that oversized blazer to die for
another winner in a blazer - but much more risqué obvs. Riri in Stella McCartney
another winner in a blazer – but much more risqué obvs. RIRI in Stella McCartney

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Chiara Ferragni in Peter Pilotto and those Nicholas Kirkwood shoes
Chiara Ferragni in Peter Pilotto and those Nicholas Kirkwood shoes
the party and the afterparty
Alexa Chung creaming in Emilia Wickstead at the party and the after party
Joan Smalls in Tom Ford
Joan Smalls in Tom Ford
Cara Delevingne's cool(er) older sister; Poppy in Topshop.
Cara Delevingne’s cool(er) older sister; Poppy in Topshop.
Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead
Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead
I am as surprised as you are that I actually kind of LOVE this Blue Burberry gown on Suki Waterhouse... but I do.
I am as surprised as you are that I actually kind of LOVE this Blue Burberry gown on Suki Waterhouse… but I do.

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classic Charlotte Gainsbourg in Louis Vuitton
classic Charlotte Gainsbourg in Louis Vuitton

 

I love that these (slightly curvier) women wore suits. GIRL POWER!
I love that these (slightly curvier) women, Anya Hindmarch and Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, wore suits. GIRL POWER!

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Alice Temperley did GOOD. I love this mix of pretty much everything.
Alice Temperley did GOOD. I love this mix of pretty much everything.

I have to give a massive round of applause/special mention/praise to the men on the BFA red carpet because HOT DAMN they turned that shit UP.

It is one of my favourite things when menswear gets a little edge to it (check out my post on the exciting alternatives to traditional male fashion) so I am thrilled at what went down last night.

OMG Harry styles in Lanvin I cannot even
OMG Harry styles in Lanvin I cannot even
Thomas Tait looking so much better after his hair cut
Thomas Tait looking so much better after his hair cut
I WOULD
I TOTALLY WOULD
David Gandy in a Marks & Spencer suit. YUM.
David Gandy in a Marks & Spencer suit. YUM.

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another M&S suit hits the red carpet
another M&S suit hits the red carpet
even the elder crowd changed it up (yes, I'm talking to you Manolo Blahnik).
even the elder crowd changed it up (yes, I’m talking to you Manolo Blahnik).

The after party also saw some showstoppers…

Henry Holland
Henry Holland
I MEAN COME ON
I MEAN COME ON
stop it
stop it
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besties

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hottest couple alert (especially because you can't see VB's stupid belted skirt)
hottest couple alert (especially because you can’t see VB’s stupid belted skirt)

And then this happened:

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Let me know who you think rocked the red carpet and watch this space for the volcano of hideous fashion DON’TS that is coming…

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

 

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