Consideration, earthlings! When it got here to red-carpet type on the 2023 BAFTAs in London final night time, futuristic, out-of-this-world style dominated. Amongst the chocolate-box metallics (suppose Jodie Turner-Smith in lilac feathered Gucci and Anya Taylor-Pleasure in crushed peach velvet Schiaparelli Haute Couture), stars turned their consideration to one thing a contact interstellar.
Take Sheila Atim, who dazzled in a floral embellished customized Prada robe that resembled futuristic crushed metallic, or Cynthia Erivo, whose molten bronze Louis Vuitton creation was layered with streaming rectangular paillettes, and boasted a space-age pagoda shoulder. This was futuristic style that’s a far cry from the nostalgic prom-inspired seems which have dominated 2023’s purple carpets to date. Who wants highschool type when you may get impressed by the entire galaxy?
Elsewhere, elaborations had been decidedly otherworldly. The cut-out contours of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s trailing Alaïa skirt traced the physique in wiggling, serpentine type. There was one thing spacey concerning the cobwebby cage of pearls that traced the décolleté of Lily James’s Tamara Ralph robe, whereas Gwendoline Christie’s Giles Deacon patent ruffles had been extra steampunk than Victorian gothic.
The peplum is one prom-era accouterment that has popped up on the purple carpet to date (and has additionally cropped up on the London Trend Week autumn/winter 2023 runways, courtesy of Christopher Kane), however for Naomi Ackie, it’s a element that’s decidedly extra intergalactic than under-18 disco. For her BAFTAs 2023 purple carpet look, the I Wanna Dance With Someone star opted for a customized Loewe look—a Grecian-style strapless gown with a graphic, enameled brass Obi belt.