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Textured Formalwear

Set the stage for festive drama in striking styles that are a world away from ordinary.

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Moment in Passing
Vibrant blue hues and streamlined silhouettes make a lasting impression, even in the most fleeting of moments.

(From left) LIZA: Silk dress and python leather shoes, from Chloe. Crystal bracelets, from Swarovski. TREVOR: Three-piece wool suit, from La Martina. Silk shirt, from Etro. Cotton bow tie and leather shoes, from Hackett. DASHA: Wool-blend dress, patent leather and rubber shoes, and leather clutch, from Dior. Nylon tights, stylist’s own. CAMERON: Gabardine jacket, gabardine trousers and silk scarf, from Prada. Leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Felt hat, stylist’s own. Leather trunks, from Louis Vuitton.

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Step Lively
From quilting to embroidery, textured details elevate formalwear to a flamboyant new level. But sometimes – as our stoic bellboy shows – an unfussy ensemble can stand on its own.

(From left) CAMERON: Gabardine jacket, gabardine trousers and silk scarf, from Prada. Leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Felt hat, stylist’s own. DASHA: Nylon dress, and patent leather and rubber shoes, from Dior. Leather gloves and nylon tights, stylist’s own. LIZA: Polyester and nylon dress, from Alice & Olivia. Fur shrug, from Dolce & Gabbana. Leather gloves, stylist’s own. TREVOR: Brocade jacket, and silk and wool scarf, from Billionaire Couture. Poplin tuxedo shirt, wool-blend trousers and patent leather shoes, from Dior Homme. LOAMMI: Wool suit and poplin shirt, from Dior Homme. Patent leather shoes, from Jimmy Choo. SANNE: Sequinned silk jacket, chiffon dress, suede shoes and leather belt, from Donna Karan.

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Cause for Pause
While scarlet is a classic showstopper for the ladies, a double-breasted suit with contrasting lapels lets a man make a statement – without saying a word.

(From left) TREVOR: Wool-blend jacket with silk and velvet lapels, cotton shirt, wool-blend trousers and leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Silk bow tie, from Lanvin. LIZA: Silk dress, from Maria Grachvogel. Leather gloves, stylist’s own. CAMERON: Gabardine jacket, gabardine trousers and silk scarf, from Prada. Leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Felt hat, stylist’s own. DASHA: Silk bustier dress, and pearl and crystal necklace, from CH Carolina Herrera.

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A Heady Encounter
Whether you’re heading to an elegant cocktail or a lively dinner party, add plenty of punch to traditional black tie by opting for a bright blue palette.

(From left) LOAMMI: Wool suit, cotton shirt and silk bow tie, from Alfred Dunhill. Patent leather shoes, from Jimmy Choo. SANNE: Silk damask dress, from CH Carolina Herrera. Leather gloves, from Lanvin. DASHA: Silk jersey dress, from Ralph Lauren. Crystal and metal necklace, from Lanvin. CAMERON: Gabardine jacket, gabardine trousers and silk scarf, from Prada. Leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Felt hat, stylist’s own. Leather trunks, from Louis Vuitton. TREVOR: Jacquard jacket, silk shirt, silk cummerbund, wool trousers and silk bow tie, from Stefano Ricci. Patent leather shoes, from Dior Homme. LIZA: Cotton and nylon jacket with fur collar, and lame dress, from Alice & Olivia. Crystal and metal bracelet, from Swarovski.

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Dream World
A lustrous jacquard jacket paired with a turtleneck, a statement dress reminiscent of an exotic Red Riding Hood’s outfit – the festive season is the perfect time to embrace the extraordinary.

(From left) DASHA: Chiffon dress and cape, from Dolce & Gabbana. Pearl and crystal bracelet, from CH Carolina Herrera. CAMERON: Jacquard jacket, cashmere turtleneck, mohair trousers and silk pocket square, from Tom Ford. Patent leather shoes, from Dior Homme.

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A Singular Space
Brightly coloured accessories or splashes of patterns are arresting finishing touches to otherwise monochromatic looks.

(From Left) CAMERON: Wool-blend jacket, wool-blend vest, cotton shirt, wool-blend trousers and leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana. Silk bow tie, from Etro. DASHA: Lame dress, from Lanvin. Fur shrug, from Marni. Leather strappy shoes, from Ralph Lauren. Leather gloves and nylon tights, stylist’s own.

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Old-world Elegance
Lush fabrics such as velvet and silk effortlessly impart a flamboyant edge to festive style, making further ornamentation optional.

(From Left) SANNE: Silk bustier dress with matching shrug, from Tom Ford. Suede shoes, from Donna Karan. LOAMMI: Velvet suit, silk shirt, wool and silk bow tie and wool and silk cummerbund, from Etro. Leather shoes, from Hackett.