fashion fads that caught public attention at the award ceremony
There are options other than black: Black tie dressing doesn’t have to be so serious. Idris Elba‘s green dinner jacket, vest, and lace-ups added a much-needed pop of colour to the festivities. Try a bold dinner jacket by night and colourful kicks by day to integrate the look into your regimen. Bradley Cooper also cast a stunning impression — we don’t mean his adorable PDA with Irina Shayk. He opted for a white suit that was complemented with a black bow tie. Patterns may not be a usual part of a suit, but wearing one can create a statement. If used correctly, patterns can make you look more fashion-forward and help you stand out from the crowd. A perfect example would be Darren Criss’ suit. The floral pattern made his ensemble seem fresh and stylish.
Experiment with accessories: Want to take your outfit to a whole new level? Get creative and add accessories. You can go avant-garde like Timothee Chamalet, who wore a bedazzled harness on top of black trousers and a shirt, or you can be subtler yet equally daring like Mahershala Ali with his detailed scarf. These kinds of accessories help create a different feel for your outfit.
Ensure the attire is well-fitted: Having your outfit fall right onto your shoulders and hug your body perfectly would make you look extra sophisticated and put together. It helps accentuate features, and makes one look sleek. A favourite at the awards was Ricky Martin’s and Richard
Own man jewellery like a boss: Suits are nice on their own, but you can always add a little personality with accent brooches or accessories. Aside from the usual cufflinks, you can also put in something shiny. These don’t just hold good for Western wear, but Indian attires too. From Michael B. Jordan’s Cartier lapel pin to Aldis Hodge’s layered necklaces, it’s time to accessorise. Keep the rest of your fit subdued to avoid going overboard.
Step up your shoe game: The small details do make all the difference — especially when one of those details is a pair of gold shoes. The right pair of kicks can transform an average fit to next-level status, as was evident with director Spike Lee’s do. He walked the red carpet in custom Air Jordans inspired by BlacKkKlansman, the comedy-drama he directed. Sneaker legend Tinker Hatfield designed the all-gold pair, which featured slogans on the mid-soles such as ‘Truth to Power’, ‘Speak on It’, and ‘Resist’. If you want to look closer home for inspiration, go through Karan Johar’s Instagram account.