VOGUE : AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS, BIG SEAN AND JHENÉ AIKO WON MOST STYLISH COUPLE
AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS, BIG SEAN AND JHENÉ AIKO WON MOST STYLISH COUPLE
Jhené Aiko and Big Sean are notoriously press-shy about their romantic relationship, so their red carpet appearances have done a lot of talking. At Sunday night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards in L.A., the couple, who also moonlight as musical duo Twenty88, showcased the effortless style that has characterized their recent courtship. Both put a twist on the traditional tuxedo, with help from stylist Ade Samuel: Aiko slipped into pinstripe harem pants and a sporty, cropped bandeau by DKNY, while Big Sean wore Dior Homme’s embroidered two-button suit.
“Dior sent that to me to wear, so that was cool,” Big Sean said the day after the show, where he performed his new single, “Jump Out the Window,” then released the music video a few hours later. “I’m from Detroit where they know how to clean up,” he added, citing his dad’s fondness for leather pants and grandad’s tailored suits as style influences. “I was thinking for the MTV Movie Awards, I can dress down. But yesterday taught me that there’s no wrong time to wear a suit.”
For Aiko, the choice to wear DKNY was an easy one. In March at the iHeartMusic Awards, she picked an orange, shoulder-baring gown from the brand that complemented Big Sean’s cherry-red Levi’s x Gosha Rubchinskiy trucker jacket. “I love a crop top and high-waist pant,” she said. “For me it was perfect. I felt very comfortable.” Aiko, who is equal parts chill and provocative, rocked her natural hair texture with beautiful waves, a fuss-free look that suited the weekend’s erratic weather. “It was raining like crazy,” Big Sean said. “But when it all came down to it, I feel like me and Jhené both looked great.”