Black Panther actress Letitia Wright is definitely one to watch on the red carpet. She’s already become known for bold suit choices and choppy cuts — and continues to up her style game every time we see her. Her appearance at the Avengers: Infinity War on Monday night was no exception.
The 24-year-old beauty teamed with stylist Ade Samuel to basically redefine the power suit in custom Prada. “Letitia wanted to represent the fact that young women can look strong and also be smart,” Ade told Vogue. The bold look featured a constellation print blazer and pencil leg pant layered with a sheer black overlay and oversized neck bowtie.
“Her outfit is like two worlds colliding,” Ade told Vogue. “You see tulle in a double-breasted suiting world, which is uncommon. It’s almost a dress mixed with a suit.”
The intergalactic look took three weeks of FaceTime calls to get the right as Letitia is based in London and Ade in Los Angeles. The two worked on everything from the fabric density to the tiny detailing of rain drops in the pattern and ensuring the look remained true to her Guyanese born, British roots.
“She has a young, fresh take on clothing and she’s not glued to the idea that a woman has to wear a dress or heels on the red carpet,” said Ade about the breakout star. “She enjoys mixing things up and seeing an idea come to life.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Letitia also debuted an edgy asymmetrical bob crafted by celeb stylist Ursula Stephen. The sleek look featured a deep side part and choppy cheek-grazing tresses swooped over her right eye. If you remember, Ursula changed the game with Rihanna’s iconic pixie cut back in 2012. Of course, we could totally see the same with this new mashup.
Are you feeling her new look as much as we are?