For anyone considering a black tie celebration that breaks with tradition, a desire to imprint bohemian flourishes onto the traditional dress code, the Menswear Fall 2016 collections proved a rich hunting ground.
In a distinct nod to the nostalgia of the seventies, opulent velvet tuxedos and accesories, peppered collections at Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Saint Laurent. Silk lapels, or for the true bohemians amongst us, silk shirts, were all offset with flashes of gold on shoes and collars (or try cufflinks, if you wish to just dip you toe in to this trend!).
Worn with an insouciance that seemed one part poet, one part rock’n’roll legend this isn’t a trend for the traditionalists at heart. However, if a full velvet suit isn’t your thing, consider the subtlety of muted gold shoe, worn with an otherwise black tuxedo. Pair a velvet bowtie with an unbuttoned white shirt and silk jacket lined with a rich paisley repeat (for a hidden bohemia). For a less formal adaption, pair a tuxedo (no tie) with a cluster of rugged rings.
Find our edit of favourite pieces beneath the gallery, to bring this look to life.
Lavin Velvet Bow Tie
Gucci Burgundy Embossed Velvet Blazer
Saint Laurent Slim Fit Velvet Tuxedo Jacket
Doucals Patent Shoe
Calibre Velvet Tuxedo Blazer
Charvet Silk-Jacquard Tie
Farage Akira Shoe
Lanvin Charcoal Silk Satin Tie
Etro Slim-Fit Striped Silk Tuxedo Jacket
Berlutti Cotton & Silk Tuxedo Shirt
Lanvin Velvet Loafers
Gieves & Hawkes Peak-lapel Velvet Blazer
Haider Ackermann Gold Sprayed Leather Oxfords
Lanvin Rose Gold & Onyx Cufflinks