We’re calling it: the suit tie is out and the harness is in. At least that is what Hollywood’s A-listers are doing and if there is any 2019 trend worth trying, that’d be it.
Last June, Virgil Abloh debuted his first Spring/Summer 2019 collection for French fashion house, Louis Vuitton and amongst the modern renditions of luxury classics, the designer gave birth to the unique harness. Ever since, celebrities have followed suit and with the design a becoming a regular occurrence on the red carpet, it was Michael B Jordan’s turn at last nights 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Stepping out at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the actor donned a navy double-breasted suit and plain white shirt. Opting out of the standard dress-tie, Jordan strapped into a lavishly painted harness, the full look direct from LV. But with rise of the harness gaining world-wide popularity, it begs us to ask: will this soon be the new norm?
Shortly after Louis Vuitton SS/19 was presented last year, Jordan’s Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman was the first celeb to debut the look, sporting a white rendition at the 2018 ESPY Awards. More recently, Beautiful Boy actor and young style icon, Timothée Chalamet took to the Golden Globes in a custom glitter iteration. Despite the harness only gaining traction now, even so, the “no-tie” trend is a dominating the runway and in turn, the red carpet.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Giorgio Armani and Hermès, men are banishing the tie in favour of a strong collar and complementing blazer. So if you’re looking to mix up your sartorial game whether it be for work or play, take cues from these celebs and step into a modern era of tailoring.