Set in the iconic Port Hercules against the stunning backdrop of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show is the ultimate in-water display that features exhibitions from superyacht builders, award-winning yacht designers, luxury suppliers and otherwise industry insiders and leaders. It’s the flagship event of the international yachting calendar. In September, the yachting industry as a whole turns its attention exclusively to the MYS, where new launches are unveiled for the first time. At its core, the MYS really represents the pinnacle of luxury and achievement, attracting thousands of affluent enthusiasts, celebrities and social elite to one of the world’s most well-respected ports to bask in the exciting atmosphere of the four-day event.
Yacht to Yacht
This year, the Monaco Yacht Show is set to welcome a world-class fleet of 125 superyachts. To actually board the yachts, you’ll need an elusive Professional Pass, which is reserved for future superyacht charterers and owners. Designed to make an empowering statement, these Balmain Button-Detailed Crepe Wide Leg Pants come in a crisp white color embellished by gold buttons. Cut from a soft crepe material and cut in a fluid-wide leg shape, these trousers are a breathable and comfortable option for strolling from yacht to yacht during the day. Pair the bottoms with this lightweight Madewell Striped Cotton Blend T-Shirt and you have yourself a look that’s dripping in French Riviera sophistication. To finish off the outfit, opt for a stylish pair of slip-ons such as these Tory Burch Sienna Woven Leather Slippers that will take you from yacht to yacht in a comfortable manner.
French Riviera Summers
Taking place from September 26 to 29, this exclusive event finds itself outside of peak summer season. That being said, however, this is the French Riviera and you can still expect the weather to feel like summer with a healthy dose of sunshine. These Thierry Lasry Jelly Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses are the perfect pair of shades to glam up your daytime look at Port Hercules. Whether you find yourself cruising along the harbor or actually onboard, a trusty pair of shades is an absolute essential. Sunglasses produced by Thierry Lasry will not only provide the practical protection of the four-day event largely spent under the Mediterranean sunshine, but also provide you with an elegant look to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
Monaco Yacht Show Inaugural Gala Event
The night before opening day, the official Monaco Yacht Show Inaugural Gala Event kicks off the four-day festivities with a bang. At this exclusive event is where you’ll find the yachting social elite – VIP guests of the MYS, CEOs of the show’s luxury partners, well-known celebrities and superyacht owners themselves. There’s no better way to make a sophisticated and elegant statement than the black dress. Simple and sleek, this Victoria Beckham One-Shoulder Satin-Trimmed Jersey Midi Dress provides the modern details that bring this classic look to an entirely new level. The look also paves the way to be a little more experimental with other parts of your outfit such as these extravagant Jimmy Choo Sayra 100 Booties in rosewater and nutmeg dégradé painted python. The Jimmy Choo Callie Clutch Bag in a shiny silver tops off the evening ensemble in which the beauty lies in its simplicity and sophistication.
With 580 exhibitors set to attend this year, the range of festivities stretches far beyond just yachts. In fact, representatives from some of the globe’s most sought-after prestige cars, private jets, helicopters and water toys will be in attendance at the four-day event. This Onia Modal-Blend Shirt is the short-sleeve option that will have you looking effortlessly cool and put-together, while the lightweight crisp material works to keep you relaxed and comfortable. To double up on the seaside look, pair with these Ermenegildo Zenga Stretch-Cotton Twill Chinos as the crisp white pairs extremely well with the olive green. These Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Suede Espadrilles are the luxurious footwear option to take you from exhibition to exhibition during the day, while the smooth suede and reinforcement layer of rubber will also keep you comfortable.
True Monaco Fashion
At a festival that features an affluent and upscale crowd, the watch is one of the few ways that can truly distinguish yourself from the rest. During the day, you can’t go wrong with this interchangeable Cartier Santos Watch. Named after Mr Alberto Santos Dumont, the Brazilian pilot who asked his good friend Louis Cartier to design a watch for him to be able to easily check the time while flying in 1904. Over a century later, the silhouette has come to define timelessness and grandeur in a robust design. When you head out in the evening, however this Piaget Polo S Watch is the perfect companion for wherever you find yourself. Originally crafted in 1979, the Polo S is an enduring classic reimagined in a big way. The stainless steel framing is perfect for spicing up any formal or semi-formal outfit.
From the gala events to the superyacht parties, the nightlife at the Monaco Yacht Show is always a spectacular feast featuring world-renowned celebrities and high-society guests pulling up your choice of Rolls Royce’s, Bentleys, Ferraris and more. These events have a civilized, sophisticated environment that is generally one of the most opulent experiences of your lifetime aboard multi-million dollar superyachts in the harbor of Monaco. For occasions like these, you can never go wrong with a smartly-tailored black suit. This Hugo Boss Black Hayes Super 120s Suit Jacket is the all-black ensemble with a contemporary cut perfect for mingling with a glass of prosecco in hand, The black suit can be layered with a simple black shirt rather than one with a collar, while these Jimmy Choo Ocean Fine Suede Loafers are the perfect complement to the smart-casual confident look.