Luxe textures of silk & velvet are given a bohemian update for after dark
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.
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