BAFTA Brittania Awards Gets More Fashionable

By Fawnia Soo Hoo

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles — or as it may be more widely known: The Hollywood celeb-filled Brit party that Kate and Wills attended during their whirlwind North America outing — will be adding even more glamor to this year’s Brittania Awards. In a very synergistic move (this is Hollywood, the kingdom of red carpets, after all), BAFTA will also be adding a British Designer Showcase. And considering the seriously major impact that UK designers have been making on the fashion scene, it totally makes sense.

The featured designers will be providing one entire outfit, complete with accessories, shoes, and bags, for a silent auction to support Brittania’s non-profit community and education projects. The fashionable roster includes Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Jimmy Choo, Jenny Packham, Nicholas Kirkwood, and ATELIER SWAROVSKI by Holly Fulton. Middleton sister favorites Temperly London, Roksanda Ilincic and high-street brand Reiss will also be in the mix.

Anne Hathaway and the flawless Helen Mirren are scheduled to be amongst the bold name presenters, so we’re hoping they’re rocking some cool Brittania wear, too. We’ll also be keeping an eye out for the always inspired ensembles worn by all those young Brit It Girls.The awards will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will then be broadcast on December 4 on the TV Guide Network.

Check out BAFTA LA for more details.

(L) Vivienne Westwood SS12 Gold Label runway look via Vivienne Westwood; (R) Nicholas Kirkwood FW11 shoe via Nicholas Kirkwood