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Why This Summer is The Season of Opulence

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Hate normcore? Then we have good news: the recent men’s collections have introduced plenty of dazzling takes on dressing that are as far from basic as you can get. Think heavy embellishments, velvet, organza, and sparkle aplenty. Opulence is certainly shaping up to be a major menswear trend this season. For Spring 2018,  designers including Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, Y/Project, Rochas, and Salvatore Ferragamo sent out models clad in beaded coats and sequin-infused trousers that are far superior than your standard dad jeans.

Off the runways, celebrities are embracing the more-is-more trend too. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. collected the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award last week, and for the occasion wore a heavily-embellished jacket plucked from Balmain’s Fall 2017 offering. The Brazilian footballer balanced the ostentatious, gilded blazer with a black button-down and trousers. The 2018 Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination also served as a hotbed for flamboyant menswear.

Andrew Garfield proved that pink isn’t just reserved for women by way of a feminine, rose-colored, velvet blazer. Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff from rap trio Migos made a statement wearing bright, printed Versace ensembles, while Christian Combs went all out with a regal, sequin-encrusted Dolce & Gabbana get-up that wouldn’t have been complete without the matching crown. Feeling inspired? Check out our seven opulent looks from the Spring 2018 runways that will up the ante in your weekend wardrobe.

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