Young Hollywood put their thoughtful approach to dressing on display at premieres and award shows throughout 2021. If you were pay attention, you likely noticed that the stars having conversations about their red carpet looks are talking about more than the obvious, “Who are you wearing?” The younger generation has shown time and time again that they care about where their clothing comes from and especially whether it has historical meaning or pays homage to an icon before them.
Of course, their stylists are instrumental in bringing such statements to life, putting in the research to construct an outfit that is representative of their clients’ identity and culture. More often than not, they’re also searching for archival pieces that can be repurposed for an event, rather than buying new materials and leaving a carbon footprint. And, as all seven of the stylists ahead will tell you, championing emerging talent and supporting small brands that practice sustainable craftsmanship and ethical company culture is of utmost importance for the future.
We talked to Laura Sophie Cox, Image Architect Law Roach, Ade Samuel, Tara Swennen, Zadrian + Sarah, Shalev Lavàn, and Enrique Melendez about how they are fostering industry relationships moving into 2022 and ensuring that their clients — Zendaya, Kristen Stewart, Justine Skye, Lana Condor, and Charlotte Lawrence, just to name a few — are part of the collaboration. Another quality that bands them together? They’re less concerned about outfit repeating, media scrutiny, or best-dressed lists and more excited to tell a story about their subject’s life work through a look. On that note, click through to learn how your favorite celebrities and role models are ushering in a new red carpet era, straight from their glam squad.