The BRIT Awards 2013 took place at London’s O2 last night in a celebration of the British music scene. Whilst there was glitz and glamour aplenty on the red carpet – but from a sartorial sense the BRITs have always been a less formal spectacle – that’s how rock ‘n’ roll works. However a select few artists stayed true to the ways of the discerning gent, so Elysium Magazine runs through the style winners.
Delivering a trademark opening set for the awards that probably frightened the life out of the giddy teeny boppers, the guys from Muse – Matthew Bellamy (centre), Christopher Wolstenholme (right) and Dominic Howard (left) looked the epitome of understated cool ahead of their performance.
JT knows how to rock a suit as we saw in his new video for Suit and Tie, so why break a winning formula? JT worked the red carpet with his usual brand of swagger and charm.
Mumford and Sons
Last year was a great year for the Mumford and Sons gang who took the casual style route on their way to winning a well-deserved Best British Group award last night.
The US artist is never one to shy away from his duties on the style scene, looking very dapper for the BRITs even though he wasn’t up for any awards.
On a similar theme to Ne-Yo, the JLS boys kept the dapper theme running with their choice of the three piece suit – of which Elysium Magazine is a huge fan. Statement patterns and sharp cuts was the order of the night here for the guys although they weren’t up for any awards themselves. The lesson here: always look good, even if you’re not winning.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night. Songsmith Ben picked up not one but two BRIT awards last night – Best British Male Solo and British Breakthrough Artist. Up against some big names, the best route to take is to look cool and calm when confronted by the flashing lights of the paparazzi, and he did it well. Better get used to it Ben!
The usually casual look was given a night off by the Scottish DJ as he pulled off the smart and distinguished look. Not a BRIT winner on the night but Calvin was a winner on the style front.
The global phenomenon that is the British boy band One Direction shows no sign of fading as the five-piece picked Best British Global Success. From left to right; Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles ditched the skinny jeans and t-shirt look for a more smarter and formal style.