Tyra Banks, Elton Johns Academy Awards Party, 1998

Here we are, a brand spanking New Year with new recognitions to bestow upon the very best of Hollywood. Award season is just around the corner, beginning with the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards airing live, this Sunday, January 7th. Since the #MeToo movement’s expedient growth spurt in revolutionizing the 21st century movement for women’s rights exploded, while in tandem revealing the abysmal behaviors of men in the industry and their actions; concerning, sexual misconduct, rape and abuse of power in our media stratosphere. There was no way this resistance to create change would stop in 2017.

Due to the bulk of the issues and sexual misconduct allegations being revealed as happening mainly in Hollywood (for now) ─ there is no doubt that award season would take some type of footing in readjusting for the cause appropriately or at the very least, begin to make the necessary adjustments needed to make real lasting change in the industry.

Award season is always an opportunity for people to take to their individual soap boxes about whatever they feel the need to discuss or shine a spotlight on; whether it’s politically based, fashion forward or both. This season because of the #MeToo movement and now the new Times Up initiative, that change is coming to a head, indefinitely. Many have discussed the move to wear all black during some of the award shows, starting with the Golden Globes in solidarity; some ceremonies will only have women speak and present awards to their peers. There is sure to be smaller changes affecting the shows as well.

The color black will be in support of the movement and can always represent action and resistance. Nevertheless, all of the celebrities that hit the red carpet will not choose to wear black yet, still show support, solidarity and accountability. With that let’s discuss some fashionable predictions that may still be seen on the red carpet despite the obvious.

Colors that will or may hit the red carpet this seasonBlack, Yellow, White, Red, Ultra Violet (color of the year), neons and Sherbet.

Flowy and Grand: These grand chiffon statement dresses will still be a major moment for many of the gowns. From jewels and shimmer to floral appliqués. Fine and sheer fabrics like Rodarte SS18 in pops of colors could be seen in a big way.

Award Season, 2018 Fashion Predictions

High metallic shimmer and shine: Illuminating gowns and some jumpsuits that could stun the red carpet.

Award Season, 2018 Fashion Predictions

Prints and out the box accessories: Taking a page out Versace’s Spring RTW 2018 and springing for bold animal print.

Award Season, 2018 Fashion Predictions

There will definitely be a serious dedication to the color Black: During this season, to keep in line with the overall theme of solidarity and continued focus on the #MeToo movement.

Award Season, 2018 Fashion Predictions

Floral crowns and jeweled hair pieces: Head pieces, hair embellishments may be seen. and structured femininity like Louis Vuitton’s Spring RTW 18 collection that includes structured long jackets with heavy embellishments that an actress could wear with elegant white or black wide-leg trousers for a sleek androgynous look.

Award Season, 2018 Fashion Predictions