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By: Elihle Gwala

Award season is at it’s peak currently and with that said we all know that this one of the most exciting times of the year in the fashion industry. World famous fashion designers who had worked tirelessly creating their spring collections and those who had just showcased at Haute Couture week get to finally see their masterpieces worn by the a-list stars on the red carpet.

With a number of awards which have taken place since the year began the red carpet has been mostly exciting. We have seen a number of celebrities who are very familiar to the red carpet and a newcomer who’s giving most of them a run for their money in the form of the talented Lupita Nyong’o.

This young actress from Kenya who starred in the Oscar nominated film 12 years a slave has not only been turning heads because of her talent and beauty but she’s also been serving real elegance with her drop dead gorgeous red carpet looks. Today we look at what has been a huge trend on the red carpets around the world from end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014.

The cape trend, a number of mega stars have been looking more like superheroes lately with this trend. ‘Your girl B*’ Bonang Matheba rocked this look, in a beautiful sheer gold gown from Gert-Johan Coetzee late last year at the Channel O Music Video Awards and was undoubtedly one of the best dressed for the night.

One person who seems to be a huge fan for this trend is Cate Blanchett in the past year she has wore cape dresses twice. One was a maroon Valentino gown and the other was a pretty pastel pink detachable cape. In the event of the latter she first appeared with the cape on and later opted for just the dress without the structured cape on.

Lupita Nyong’o easily became the best dressed lady at the Golden Globes in a Ralph Lauren spring 14 red cape dress which just married her rich dark chocolate skin tone. Throughout the award season many fashion moments have been witnessed in the upcoming weeks we’ll continue to follow those enthralling moments where fashion captures our hearts and proper styling and execution steals our breath.

For now the ball is in your court, which one of these fashion superheroes does it for you?

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