Oscars fashion predictions
The BAFTAs have been and gone and we've already said sayonara to the SAGs, which means it's almost time for the big guns: the Oscars. Due to take place on 28 February (16), Leonardo DiCaprio already seems a shoo-in for the best actor prize, with the best actress frontrunner Brie Larson. All well and good, but what we really want to know is what the stars will be wearing on the red carpet. Tom Ford is famed for dressing just one person at awards shows, so who will he pick? And will one colour take centre stage, or is the 2016 colour palette set to be more diverse than the controversial nominations?
"The key colour for this year’s Oscars will be lilac grey," Founder and Design Director of Forever Unique, Seema Malhotra, told Cover Media.
"In true Oscars style I think this will be a year of embellishment and luxury, I predict we will see lots of lace and sequinned gowns. This year I think there will be a huge trend rise in dresses with built in capelets or floor length strapless gowns with a sari like sashes thrown over the shoulder."
Traditionally, the Oscars is the ceremony where the A-list feel confident donning couture. It's likely that will be the case at the end of the month, with Seema hinting there are two designers she is sure will see their creations gracing the red carpet.
"Elie Saab is going to be a big influence floating down the red carpet - empire bust tulle dresses will dominate with many designs capturing couture floral trends, whether embroidered in sequins or in crystal," she said.
"But ultimately this year's Oscars will be about making a statement. So I anticipate cut-outs, sheerness of the cobweb beading, and thigh high splits as Donatella Versace has shown in recent shows."
There are several Elie Saab Autumn/Winter 16 couture gowns which fits the bill perfectly. One pale blue creation boasts cape-like sleeves and has an overlay of lace on the skirt, while another in dove grey has a halter neck and is covered in golden embellishment. While we don't know if any of the stars will definitely opt for these, we'd love to see them on 28 February (16).