Awards night, after awards night, the world’s most recognisable and talented men do their best to make a red carpet statement. But when the majority rock up in black and white suit and tie, it all seems a bit like Groundhog Day.
Today’s Grammys, however, have been a celebration of the unique, fashionable, style rebels and up-and-comers who inspire our formalwear wardrobes and offer plenty to the recording arts.
This year, the red carpet served up two menswear trends, sure to be adopted in the year ahead.
Rockers and crooners James Bay, Sam Smith, Jamie XX and Jack Antonoff owned the cropped trousers look like a bunch of pros. It’s the perfect trend if you’re keen to show off a pair of slick (and perhaps expensive) kicks. Paired with longline blazers and classic colour schemes, the cropped look is understated yet edgy.
On the contrary, red carpet stars from the boys of Tame Impala, to John Legend, Justin Bieber, Common, Mark Ronson and Labyrinth went for colour and pattern as their trend of choice. Mixing it up in polka dot, gingham, block colour and most commonly, pinstripe, seems to be everyone’s next bold move in formalwear.
The takeaway from this year’s Grammys red carpet? Keep your trousers skinny and cropped, get playful with print and most importantly, keep it well-fitted.