Shades of purple, plum and lilac were the hottest hues at the 2024 NFL Honors. Actors and athletes alike, including Justin Hartley, Derwin James Jr. and James Conner, favored vibrant color palettes on the red carpet.
Purple is poised for popularity this season after the shade dominated the runways of men’s fashion week last year. During their fall 2024 presentations, labels like Etro, Fendi and Emporio Armani featured varying shades of violet ranging from muted mauve to bold magenta.
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Below, WWD breaks down the purple looks at the NFL Honors.
Hartley sported a purple three-piece suit featuring a double-breasted waistcoat. The actor paired his vibrant ensemble with a lavender button-up, a patterned tie and brown burnished brogues.
Derwin James Jr.
James Jr. opted for a plum-colored single-breasted suit, which he wore over a white T-shirt. The Los Angeles Chargers safety accessorized with white sneakers and a diamond-encrusted chain.
Conner of the Arizona Cardinals donned a deep purple suit from Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, which featured notch lapels and a Prince of Wales check pattern. He paired it with a pastel button-up, floral tie and brown lace-up brogues.
Mexican flag football player Diana Flores attended the NFL Honors in a violet one-shoulder gown by Chiara Boni featuring reflective embellishments. Flores also added on a pair of metallic high-heeled sandals and hoop earrings.
Torrey Smith’s purple suit paid homage to the colors of his former team, the Baltimore Ravens. The former wide receiver accessorized with sleek white sneakers and two diamond-encrusted championship rings.
Like Smith, defensive tackle Harrison Phillips showed his team spirit in a violet three-piece suit referencing the primary color of the Minnesota Vikings. Phillips completed his look with a pair of white Nike Air Force 1s.
The NFL Honors celebrate the best football players and performances of the year. The ceremony is held ahead of the Super Bowl, and takes place in the game’s host city.
The Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers at the 57th annual Super Bowl on Sunday. Usher will headline this year’s halftime show. Country star Reba McEntire has been tapped to sing the national anthem, while Post Malone will perform “America the Beautiful.”
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