While the 2014 Hong Kong Film Awards’ results were predictable in which The Grandmaster dominated the awards ceremony, the red carpet fashions were less predictable. Does of spring, in lace patterns and sweet pastels, dotted the ceremony.
Jayne: Angelababy’s peach Zuhair Murad gown has a sweet innocence with a dose of sheer sexiness. The textural details are stunning upon closer inspection. Adding loose curls and a subtle diamond necklace would have increased the romance and glamour.
Karen: What was Carina Lau thinking? While the Ralph and Russo Couture chopped-off gown with the sheer embellished pants might seem like a fashion do on the runway, it was definitely a faux pas on the 48-year-old actress.
Jayne: Cameras ended up focusing on Carina’s crotch all night! But the gown is more exciting than the white Ralph and Russo dress she wore during the awards presentation.
Jayne: After The White Storm, Thai actress Poy became an instant sensation in Hong Kong. She looks beautiful in a simply cut Ralph Lauren red gown and glamorous makeup.
Karen: Do not be deceived by Sammi Cheng’s Roberto Cavalli black gown. The details are in the back. Hanging by gold chains across Sammi’s back is a gold serpent, which is the success behind Sammi’s dress.
Jayne: I also love the back view in Sammi’s dress!
Jayne: Denise Ho looks hot in Givenchy; the allure lies in the layered wraps, which accentuate her figure. She has been sporting a much more feminine look at recent red carpet events, a big departure from her pantsuit past.
Jayne: Love Miriam Yeung’s sheer Gucci dress! The iridescent metallic trim, matching bra and lightness of the fabric meld together to create a gown that is especially beautiful when captured in movement.
Karen: Among the mass of dull-colored gowns, Miriam appeared bright and cheerful yet still sultry in a Vionnet keylime and white chiffon tulle halter gown. She finished off the look sublimely with the Bulgari Serpent necklace.
Jayne: The colors and draping detail in the back are gorgeous! The front is is a bit loose on Miriam and perhaps not the best gown for her body shape.
Jayne: Cherry Ngan‘s Alice + Olivia × David Choe dress is moving art! A beautiful and refreshing look atypical at red carpet events, although the fabric appears to be very matte and doesn’t reflect light well. A subtle sheen would have increased the elegance of this creative piece.
Jayne: Sandrine Pinna‘s Blumarine gown reminds me of a furry throw. Love the texture and tiered skirt, although the flesh tone of the dress made Sandrine appear washed out.
Karen: Appearing as the woman behind her husband, Max Zhang, who won Best Supporting Actor, Ada Choi looked splendid in a hi-low silver dress which showed off her slim figure wonderfully.
Jayne: The gown was a good choice for Ada since it showed off her beautiful figure.
Karen: Suited in a black silk gown with sleeves spun with gold embellished beads, Kelly Chen is a huge fashion win in the Emilio Pucci runway hit. It helps that the dress lets its wearer appear more voluptuous and sexy, hugging at all the right places and giving the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Jayne: I’m less excited about Kelly’s metallic knit dress, as it reminds me of club gear.
Karen: It comes as no surprise that Zhang Ziyi’s gown choice comes once again, from Armani Prive. With a beaded jacket and a silky midnight blue floor-sweeping skirt, Zhang Ziyi just managed to look like a prima donna without looking frumpy.
Jayne: Zhang Ziyi has been attracted to more mature designs at recent awards shows. This look is a more colorful version of her ensemble at the 8th Asian Film Awards, where she also wore Armani Prive.
Karen: Best Supporting Actress winner Kara Hui‘s black sparkly dress looked anything but ordinary with the tassles providing a fluid movement whenever she moves. It also shows off the 54-year-old actress’ figure beautifully.
Jayne: Kara knows how to dress at red carpet events! She is all understated-elegance and youthful vigor! Nina Paw looks beautiful as well in a well-chosen gown.
Karen: While many may deem Tang Wei’s Escada dress as a boring piece, I actually love the simplicity of the design against the bold prints on the silk gown. I just wish she could have an up-do for her hair and put on more colorful makeup.
Jayne: Surprised by Tang Wei’s brown floral choice, as she is known for wearing strong monochrome gowns at red carpets.
Karen: Looking divine in a Valentino Spring 2014 number, Isabella Leong’s long sleeved, embroidered gown appeared colorful yet serious. Despite the boring design of the dress, it somehow suited the lithe singer/actress to perfection, with her impeccable hairstyle and minimal makeup.
Jayne: Isabella might be a mom of three boys, but she shouldn’t drown her youth in this outfit. She is a classic beauty though.
This review is written by Karen and Jayne for JayneStars.com.