Lane Kennedy ’20
The 71st Emmy Awards officially marked the beginning of award show season this past Sunday. Premiered on Fox, the star-studded event recognizes excellence within television programs. Amazon’s original series “Fleabag” emerged victoriously and stole the show with its wins for Outstanding Lead Actress and Best Comedy Series, upsetting series-ending “Veep.” Like many others, I tuned into the Emmys not so much interested in the wins and losses, but rather for the coverage of the purple carpet. I was pleasantly surprised by the two trends that took the purple carpet by storm: pink and red color blocking and shades of blue.
Pink and red are not typically the first colors that come to mind when one thinks of fall fashion, yet bright pink graced the runways of many fashion houses during New York Fashion Week. Pink and red made an appearance on the Emmys purple carpet on many stars including Taraji P. Henson, Marisa Tomei, Mandy Moore, and Susan Kelechi. Taraji P. Henson’s sheer Vera Wang caped gown was definitely a crowd favorite and one of mine. However, “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore stole the show in a romantic off-the-shoulder Brandon Maxwell.
With events on the Hill like Senior Ball coming up, fall wedding season in full-swing, and sweater weather in our midst, you can get these on-trend looks for less! Lover’s + Friends Declan Jumpsuit is a subtle ode to the pink and red color blocking trend and would be perfect for your next formal event. Keeping it casual, 525 America’s Colorblock Crew is a stylish sweater that you can wear year-round.
Another trend that emerged at the Emmys was bright shades of blue. My personal favorite look was Jameela Jamil from “The Good Place” in a sea foam Monique Lhuillier paired with a bright coral lip. Other celebs who wore shades of blue include Regina King, Sarah Goldberg, and Jenny McCarthy. If you’re looking for something formal, Lovers + Friends Pelagic Gown is reminiscent of Sarah Goldberg’s vintage Yves Saint Laurent (and it’s less than $150!). The next show of award season is the People’s Choice Awards, premiering November 3 on E! network. Stay tuned for which trends emerge next!