Red Carpet RundownShane Cullen takes a look at the breakout style stars emerging in 2017 and the designers we should get excited for.[br]WE may only be in the first month of the calendar, but 2017 looks set to be an exciting year for fashion yet again, as stars and designers alike are already making waves and putting their individual stamp on the fashion stakes. Hollywood favourite Emma Stone alongside upcoming stars Ruth Negga, Lily Collins and Sasha Lane are all being hailed for their red-carpet outfit selections.Meanwhile, there is also a new batch of designers on the rise including H&M Design Award Winner Richard Quinn, whose name will become familiar by the end of this year after winning the judges’ votes for his floral collection.
“Ruth Negga was among the head-turning high points of the night, wowing fashion critics in an elegant custom made Louis Vuitton sequin gown.”The first major event of awards season – the Golden Globes – took place earlier this month, with all eyes on both the established and breakout stars on the red carpet. Irish actor Ruth Negga was among the head-turning high points of the night, wowing fashion critics in an elegant custom made Louis Vuitton sequin gown that took 120 hours to make.The Loving star is undoubtedly on the edge of breakthrough success, coming from a small role on Love/Hate back in 2010 to now gracing the cover of January’s American Vogue.Another star on the rise we should be taking note of in 2017 is American actor Sasha Lane. The 21-year-old burst onto cinema screens late last year for her acclaimed role in American Honey alongside Shia LaBeouf.On the red carpet, Lane showcases her personality and original style away from the screen, attending the Toronto Film Festival in a Dolce & Gabbana floral pantsuit while wearing dreadlocks to complete the look. The so-called “menswear-inspired” pantsuit look is making a bold comeback, especially with the likes of music act Christine and The Queens tearing up the gender conformity rulebook.
“The so called ‘menswear-inspired’ pantsuit look is making a bold comeback.”Behind the red-carpet debuts lie a new line-up of fresh faced designers about to emerge. Richard Quinn, 2017’s winner of the H&M Design Award, fought off competition from eight international finalists. Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Director for H&M said Quinn had “a real wow factor” in his collection. Quinn will debut his collection with H&M this Autumn.Northern Ireland native J.W. Anderson recently launched his Autumn/Winter 2017 collection at London Men’s Fashion Week, where oversized bold knit pieces and beautifully crotchet-crafted scarves were at the forefront of the show. While Anderson has been established since 2008, he shows no fear of conquering new horizons.Overall the red-carpet looks premiered at the Golden Globes provided a fresh and vibrant start to the fashion year, with numerous new designers making a name for themselves.