Over the years Nick Jonas has gone from plaid shirt-wearing Camp Rock actor with a habit of rolling up the sleeves of his suit (never do this) to one half of an impeccably dressed power couple. These days, the youngest Jonas brother just knows how to get it right.
Last year Jonas explained to GQ that he is "a big fan of keeping things simple" preferring "classic men's tailoring, mixed up and made unique by adding a personal touch". And his red carpet choices reflect that. Whether he is in a midnight velvet two-piece suit by John Varvatos or Kim Jones-designed Dior for the 2019 Met Gala, he has won us over with his tailoring.
Now he has gone and done it again and in doing so has championed one of Britain's greatest design talents of the past few years. Attending the 21st NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, Jonas opted for a Martine Rose-designed side-fastening double-breasted suit.
And while Martine Rose isn't a household name just yet, she's definitely someone you need to get on your radar. Having operated on the menswear circuit for the best part of a decade – her eponymous label is heavily influenced by her South London-Jamaican upbringing, which was a melting pot of subcultures including the rave and reggae scenes of the Nineties – Rose has become a firm favourite at London Fashion Week Men's. Fusing tongue-in-cheek designs (think beer mat-embellished boot-cut jeans) with superbly executed tailoring, she's a master of menswear.
No surprise then that Demna Gvasalia, when appointed creative director of Balenciaga, hired her as a consultant for the brand’s menswear line. Not a bad gig, TBH.
And Martine Rose isn't just being championed by Jonas. Worn by brother Joe, as well as a host of celebrities including Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and Kendall Jenner, Rose is, ultimately, one of the best designers in London right now.
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