Style guides: Cannes Film Festival

Posted On: Friday, May 20th, 2016 0 comments
Style guides Cannes Film Festival

This month, the 69th Cannes Film Festival took place – and wasn’t it an event for style? As always, film stars and fashionistas made their way to they special event, which was as much about glamour as it was about the silver screen. But what tips can we take from this year’s stars when it comes to the hottest fashions?

The stars: What did they wear?


Look #1 A twist on the tux

The classic tux is always a good look. Timeless and sophisticated, it never goes out of fashion. However, some stars updated the look to show off the own personal style – and the result? Very sharp indeed!

Lucky Blue Smith was one of our style inspirations this year. He opted for a dinner jacket in midnight blue, as opposed to black, and teamed with black shirting and bow tie.

Create the look yourself with Windsor Plain White and Jubilee Plain Black.

Look #2 Classic black tie

The great thing about black tie is that is suits all men – no matter what your style, personality, or appearance. As long as you’ve opted for something that fits well and is properly tailored you’re on to a winner. There are plenty of ways to jazz up this look too – perhaps with a change in colour when it comes to your jacket.

Colin Firth and Ryan Gosling were just two of the stars embracing black tie style. Of course, being the star he is, Mr Gosling added a touch of old-age Hollywood glamour with an off-white Ralph Lauren jacket too.

Create the look yourself with Grasmere Plain White and Cambridge Plain White.

Look #3 The ultimate smart-casual

Cannes fashion doesn’t just stop at the red carpet, with stars floating all around the glam resort, there’s inspiration to be taken from everywhere. Off-duty, our favourite style icons and celebs were all adopted the smart-casual look – and doing it very well indeed.

Mark Webber and Ryan Gosling were both seen in well-fitting suits with open-neck shirts. The unbuttoned look was laid-back yet sun-appropriate – and the perfect combination of smart-casual.

While Mark Webber went for a light, plain shirt paired with trainers, Mr Gosling opted for stylish pink striped shirting fabric, by Gucci, which proved to be one of the key styles of the year. Both on and off the red carpet, there was plenty of pattern, colour, and lightness to men’s attire.

Create the look yourself with Cambridge Plain Iris, Grange AX Pink Fabric, and Grasmere GAF Blue.

If you’re looking for more formal wear inspiration, why not head to out Black Tie Fabrics page? We’ve taken the hard work out of shopping and listed the best red-carpet worthy fabrics for you.

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