It was an exciting evening of men's fashion on Wednesday, October 22, as Atlanta's African-American elite came out, to the Foundry at Puritan Mill, for the ultimate evening of men's fashion. Lexus Presents Beyond the Cut was hosted by Fashion and Style Expert Lloyd Boston, currently of the Insider on CBS. The Design Disrupted evening fused the ultimate interactive experience, courtesy of Lexus, which included a first look at the all new 2015 Lexus RCF and RCF Sport model of cars as well as an exclusive fashion show featuring the latest menswear from Creative Director/CEO Waraire Boswell.
A small carpet, that was actually a high octane black carpet, boasted a few of Atlanta's favorite native celebs that included: Lloyd Boston, Tameka Foster, Derek J, Candica Dice Dixon, Christina Johnson Robert Ri'chard., Renaldo Nehemiah and D Mapp. As guests arrived and headed back to the event's main room they were able to catch a glimpse of the step and repeat. The main draw? Lloyd Boston who gave a select number of interviews to vying reporters, giving his thoughts on the significance of the evening to the LGBT community
Lexus at Cocktail Hour
A full evening of discovery awaited guests-- one that provided a first look at the all new 2015 Lexus RCF which starts at $62,400 (as shown on display $78,600) and the 2015 Lexus RCF Sport starts at $42,790 (as shown on display $50,800). Attendees were asked to "join the conversation" by using #DESIGNDISRUPTED during the evening. Each photo taken and tagged accordingly appeared on the #DESIGNDISRUPTED Instagram page. The interactive element of the evening was in full effect as guests stopped by the Lexus Instagram Wall to receive and view their complimentary print of their Instagram picture. Photos ranged from couples posing with the all new Lexus models to shots with the evening's host, Lloyd Boston as well as with Walton Isaacson's Co-Founder Aaron Walton.
Specialty cocktails enjoyed by guests included the RCF Mojito and the RC Tini*** alongside delicious passed hors d'oeuvres that included tuna tare tare and fresh lobster on toast points.
Creative Director/CEO Waraire Boswell's exclusive runway show began circa 8:45 pm with a showing of several looks from his new BOSWELL ready-to-wear line--comprised of casual light weight designer t-shirts paired with three-quarter length shorts. The bulk of the show consisted of looks from Waraire Boswell Menswear-- slim cut men's suits (sans the tie) ruled the runway. Selections ranged from solid suits in both deep fall hues and lighter spring colors to a stunning grey gingham. Each suit was paired with matching slip-ons in equally as daring colors; in total the entire show was very sharp, very tailored, and very sexy.
***the RCF Mojito contained mint sprigs, lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, club soda and ice; the RC-Tini contained cranberry juice, lime juice, Cointreau, vodka and lemon
*photos by The Quest for "it"