The designer made the fabulous assortment — which is impressed by the methods monarchic wardrobes have been reinterpreted through the years— utilizing repurposed materials.
New York Trend Week ended all of two minutes in the past, and a 26-year-old has boldly diverted our consideration throughout the pond.
Harris Reed — the American Central Saint Martins grad of Harry Types-in-Vogue-in-a-ball-gown fame — kicked off London Trend Week Thursday night time with an intimate presentation at Saint John the Evangelist Church that includes reside vocals from Sam Smith. It was solely Reed’s second-ever present, and but the designer’s newest demi-couture providing had the frilly unveiling of a seasoned vogue vet. Reed’s cultural relevance, coupled with a sartorial imaginative and prescient that sees the fantastic thing about gender fluidity, has contributed to the business’s fascination with the younger inventive. And with elevated curiosity comes alternatives (Reed’s already collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana, Etro and Missoma) and higher assets: For this February 2022 line, Reed graduated from growing the clothes at college or at dwelling, and designed for the primary time from a totally functioning studio. The suitable workroom lends the demi-couture creations a way of refinement, permitting Reed to hone and evolve varied strategies.
Titled “60 Years a Queen” after Sir Herbert Maxwell’s 1897 e-book about Queen Victoria, the gathering boasts monarchic particulars rendered in wealthy jewel tones and with decadent lace tailoring. Reed expands on the idea by linking monarchic and coronation wardrobes to the modern-day club-kid scene.
“This is not a lot a direct interpretation of the British monarchy’s sartorial inclination, however as a substitute a take a look at how the club-kid scene has lengthy borrowed, loaned and constructed upon the regal wardrobe,” the gathering notes learn. “Whether or not that is in necklines of ruffs, masks and takes on ceremonial crowns or by way of evocative Elizabethan-era painted faces.”
In designing for queer interpretations of kings and queens, Reed confidently performs with proportion and quantity. The result’s the proper glam-rock flared trousers, daring fishtail skirts and large bow garnishes that maintain their form all through the night time. Reed labored with Vivienne Lake to excellent the now-signature wide-brim headpieces and introduce new towering head toppers; the designer additionally collaborated with artist Cassie Rendle on a half-male, half-female torso chest piece.
Persevering with Reed’s dedication to sustainable practices, the collections upcycles 100-year-old upholstery materials donated by the Italian Bussandri household’ to provide life to the regal imaginative and prescient; the designer additionally sourced deadstock sequins from a London provider, and reused and handpainted every feather from the Dolce & Gabbana Met Gala look that Reed helped create for Iman.
See the Harris Reed February 2022 assortment within the gallery under.
View the ten photos of this gallery on the unique article