Empire: The Lyon Family Could Teach You a Thing or Two About Modern Style

March 10, 2015
Men in Suits: Andre Lyon and Vernon Turner are sartorial schemers in impeccably tailored suits.
Men in Suits: Andre Lyon and Vernon Turner are sartorial schemers in impeccably tailored suits.

Style Empire: The Hit Show Serves Fashion

As 14.33 million viewers tuned into Fox’s hit television show Empire, the new hip-hop drama secured itself a spot in the media stream of pop culture. The entertaining hit not only provides Dynasty comparable drama for today’s generation, but an endless amount of style. The Lyon family plays host to a plethora of personalities and with each person comes their own distinct style.

Lucious Lyon charms in a blue suit.
Lucious Lyon charms in a blue suit.

The leader of his family, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) represents an old-school style, dressing in sharp suiting featuring a splash of color. Reflective of his inner demons, the oldest son, Andre Lyon (Trai Byers) is tightly strung and kept in impeccably tailored suits and dress shirts.

Hakeem and Jamal Lyon have a brother to brother moment.
Hakeem and Jamal Lyon have a brother to brother moment. Jamal wears a newsboy hat with skinny jeans and a basic t-shirt while Hakeem sports high-tops and a shiny black jacket.

Jamal Lyon: Get the Look

The youngest son, Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) plays the impulsive youth. Representing the flashier fashions of Hip-Hop, mimicking the styles of artists such as Trey Songz, Hakeem wears a lot of graphic t-shirts and leather pieces, paired with modern proportions and trendy items such as joggers. The laid-back personality of the brothers, Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) has simple everyday style, shown with relaxed pieces such as plain t-shirts and denim jeans featuring a slim fit. However, Jamal doesn’t shy away from accessorizing with hats that include fedoras and newsboy caps.

Jamal and Cookie Lyon dress up for an Empire party.
Jamal and Cookie Lyon dress up for an Empire party with a white and gold color scheme.
Hakeem Lyon is distress.
A simple dressed Hakeem Lyon is distress.
Sporting a burgundy suit, Lucious Lyon is captured with Anika.
Sporting a burgundy suit, Lucious Lyon is captured with Anika.
The Lyon family hits the studio.
The Lyon family hits the studio. While Hakeem wears a striped top, Jamal sports a mixed fabric hoodie.
Jamal Lyon performs with his brother Hakeem.
Wearing a white bomber jacket layered with a scarf, Jamal Lyon performs with his brother Hakeem.
Andre Lyon and his wife Rhonda dress their best in white.
Andre Lyon and his wife Rhonda dress their best in white.

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