If you’ve kept up with his 2018 arena world tour, then you’ll know that he’s worn a custom designer suit for each show so far. Gucci, Calvin Klein, YSL… and Harris Reed.
Who is Harris Reed? Well, if you remember this LOOK™ then you’ll recognise Harris as the amazing student designer behind it, whose life has now changed thanks to Harry.
During Harry’s Amsterdam show, he wore this pirate chic head-to-toe extravaganza, and now PAPER mag have caught up with the hardworking designer to find out how TF it all went down.
Thanks to Harry’s stylist Harry Lambert, Harris’ designs got on their radar.
“With Harry, what was so beautiful is that he understood me. When we first met, he knew my backstory and that I came out as gay when I was 9 years old and lived in Arizona and got bullied and moved. He knew so many personal details and understood that for me, clothing is armour. He completely understood that vision.
“For him to wear my stuff on such a grand stage? I couldn't stop crying for two days. It wasn't even because he's Harry Styles. It was just seeing so many people email me and send me messages about how happy people were to see him in my designs and pushing a sense of fluidity. I love the word fluid because it represents so many things and doesn't have to identify anyone to any sex, gender, or anything. It's just a way of being.”
Harris continued, explaining how he really feels that Harry understood his designs, which represent fluidity, flair and #farshun of course.
“I feel that he really understood and got every bit of it. He was so excited and it was such a great step for him, especially with his new song ‘Medicine,’ coming out with that slight reference to his sexuality.”
It’s true, fans are calling Harry’s new song “Medicine” their new bi-anthem, however it’s important to many, especially Harry and now Harris Reed that nobody owes an explanation about who they are.
“I love the song in general and to have him singing it while wearing my clothes is fantastic, but I hope that now people will let him be and let him focus on being an artist and an icon.”
Read Harris’ entire, inspirational story here.
What a story.