01.02.18 Menswear, Premiere

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

Here, the latest look at the guys who have caught our eye.

Armie Hammer: The actor was at the London Film Critics Circle Awards 2018 on Sunday (January 28), where he suited up in an Etro ensemble. I like the coloration of this green striped jacket, especially as it brought out his eyes.

John Legend: Does it get more dapper than this? I think not, as the singer debuted a dandy Gucci plaid suit in Soho, New York City on Tuesday (January 30). It was ever so stylized in all the right ways with the striped bow tie, colour-block tassel loafers, and bold sunglasses.

Timothée Chalamet: Joining Armie at the London Film Critics Circle Awards, the young actor kept his signature look going strong with the slim, cropped proportions of this Berluti suit and black T-shirt. This bold blue colour was striking on him.

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Elizabeth Banks In Nasty Gal – ‘Black Panther’ World Premiere

With a new, significantly shorter ’do, Elizabeth Banks was another actress who joined the long list of stars at the ‘Black Panther’ world premiere on Monday (January 29) in Hollywood, California.

However, given her ensemble, I almost wondered if she had dressed for a different occasion.

If you thought Laura Harrier was dressed down at the premiere, Elizabeth’s look brought a whole new level of casual to the red carpet.

In a sea of decorative gowns and other statement pieces, this Nasty Gal checquered shirt-dress hybrid didn’t quite check the box.

If the shirt had been paired with black trousers rather than denim jeans, I might have been closer to getting on board.

She admitted on Instagram that she was just a “fan” seeing the movie. Even still, I think I was just wishing for more from the actress who is no stranger to glam entrances.

Nasty Gal Check Yourself Gingham Shirt

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Rita Ora In Adam Lippes, Nicolas Jebran Couture & Prada – SiriusXM & The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

After the 2018 Grammy Awards, Rita Ora has continued to make the rounds in New York City, stopping by the SiriusXM Studios on Wednesday (January 31) as well as ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ where she also took to the stage with Liam Payne for the first performance of the new ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ track, ‘For You’.

SiriusXM: The songstress brought such a sleek interpretation of urban appeal to these Adam Lippes Resort 2018 denim-inspired separates. I love how she infused the look with her own personality in the white turtleneck and pumps topped with hoops and a slick of bold yellow eyeliner.

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Laura Harrier In Jacquemus – ‘Black Panther’ World Premiere

So star-studded was the ‘Black Panther’ world premiere on Monday (January 29) in Hollywood, California that one such star slipped past us.

Laura Harrier was also in attendance at the highly anticipated night.

Her Jacquemus Spring 2018 ensemble may have been one of the more minimalistic looks of the night, but it had maximum impact.

The sensual drape of the sarong-style, twist-front jacket nearly had a glamorous, beachy appeal—especially with the headband. Paired with skinny cropped pants, it was such a fresh revelation for the menswear-inspired trend.

This was the epitome of dressing down as a way of dressing up, completed by a seamless pair of strappy sandals.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden In Rodebjer, Acne & Stylein – The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden again accompanied the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Day 2, Tuesday (January 31) of their visit to Sweden, continuing to pay homage to her country by wearing Swedish labels.

Karolinska Institute Visit: Offering an intriguing colour combination, she wore a salmon-pink Acne coat over her light-teal Rodebjer trouser suit. A Stella McCartney chain-embellished clutch completed the conservative look with something of an edgier finish—and the only non-Swedish element.

Inside: The trouser suit from Rodebjer was fully glimpsed once she was inside. The colour was beautiful on her, with the frill of the blouse providing a feminine counterpoint to the tailoring.

Fotografiska Gallery: The Stella clutch was one thing. But, Crown Princess Victoria’s edgier side fully came out to play in this Swedish designer look, featuring Stylein Fall 2018 separates paired with Rebecca Björnsdotter ankle boots. I like how she merged two runway looks to make this ensemble her own—in quite sassy fashion.

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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Sweden – Day 2

The second day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal visit to Sweden brought with it a trio of looks for Catherine, where she made the rounds in Stockholm on Tuesday (January 31),

Karolinska Institute Visit: Another day, another Catherine Walker coat from one of Catherine’s favoured labels. Yet, this red houndstooth number was a bolder departure for the duchess, and I loved every minute of it—especially because it was reminiscent of a Moschino look that Lady Diana wore in December 1990. However, Catherine did keep her accessories in rather safe, classic territory with a burgundy Chanel bag and matching Tod’s shoes along with Cornelia James gloves and In2Design baroque pearl earrings.

Inside: Once inside, Catherine replaced her coat with a tweedy, winter-white dress that you may be surprised to learn was Alexander McQueen, as it was such a subtle, conservative statement. I do think the burgundy handbag and pumps were a better fit here.

Fotografiska Gallery: She wore an Erdem floral dress to round out the day yesterday, and that trend continued here with this empire-waist design from the label’s Fall 2017 collection. The rich blue hue was so striking on her, but I was wishing for a different pair of shoes without ankle straps. Her last Erdem frock didn’t fare too well for many, so does the colour improve this second outing for you?

Erdem Fall 2017

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Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Global Junket Press Conference

After the world premiere, the stars of Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ continued the promo tour with a global junket press conference on Tuesday (January 30) in Beverly Hills, California.

Angela Bassett: Following her glowing fringe moment, the actress switched gears with this Dent de Man Spring 2016 suit from the label named for a mountain in West Africa’s Ivory Coast. This bit of relevance, combined with what was a bold translation of traditional menswear in an all-over batik print, made for such an impactful look.

Danai Gurira: I loved Danai’s world premiere entrance, and even though this Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2018 dress was far more subtle, it was lovely for a press conference. I like the slight fit-and-flare shape as well as the tonal bustier structure to add sophisticated allure to the design.

Lupita Nyong’o: Also offering up a patterned ensemble that took a completely different direction from her regal premiere gown, Lupita looked to the signature prints of designer Mary Katrantzou. The flirty silhouette of this Spring 2018 frock, with its shorter length and kick pleats, offered a sense of youthful exuberance—although it could also be called a bit twee, too. Did you miss the belt?

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