In early December, fashion icons from around the world met in the UK to celebrate the 2014 British Fashion Awards. With award categories including “Menswear Designer of the Year,” “Emerging Accessories Designer,” and “Model of the Year,” the ceremony is put on by the British Fashion Council in order to give acclaim to some of the year’s best contributions to the fashion industry. In 2014, the menswear looks that graced the BFAs did not disappoint.
Singer Harry Styles graced the 2014 British Fashion Awards in one of the more daring ensembles of the evening. Styles wore a two-piece navy suit with red stripes. He finished off his look with a black tuxedo shirt
and black leather boots featuring zip detailing. His dashing ensemble was finished by wearing several silver rings and his long locks swept to the side.
Soccer star and model David Beckham attended the 2014 British Fashion Awards alongside his wife Victoria, who won the highly coveted “Best Brand” award. Keeping up with the trend of black tuxedos
, David sported a sleek, black tux with silk lapels and a black dress shirt. With a skinny, black tie, Beckham is proof that an all-black menswear ensemble can work as long as your materials and shades are noticeably different.
Also daring to stand out from the crowd was Jim Chapman, who gave up the traditional black tie look in favor of a red and navy checkered two-piece ensemble. Adding a white tuxedo shirt, patterned pocket square, black tie, and designer boots, and the video blogger was easily able to stand out in a sea of black and white looks.
As an American fashion designer, Tom Ford was destined to make a big statement at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. Ford arrived at the event wearing a classic black tux with silk lapels, white tuxedo shirt, and black bow tie. While adding accessories like fancy or colorful tuxedo vests
can certainly make your ensemble stand out, Ford went an extra step by adding an evening scarf to his look. This extra touch gave his tuxedo an essence of throwback Hollywood glamour.
Model Oliver Cheshire arrived at the BFAs wearing a blue tuxedo with black lapels, and he added black shoes, a white tuxedo shirt, and black bow tie to his ensemble. While fitted tuxes have been extremely popular in the past, with tighter trousers and shorter jackets becoming more common, Cheshire sported a fit that was more traditional with looser and longer garments, leading to a stylish and classic look.
Wearing a black tie ensemble, Whitehall chose a tuxedo jacket with wide, satin lapels. The wider lapels act as an optical illusion to make the shoulders look broader, and Whitehall pulled off the look by adding a white tuxedo shirt, black bow tie, and white pocket square.
Most of the looks from the 2014 British Fashion Awards are easy to recreate, allowing you to look ready to step on the red carpet without spending a fortune.