[T]ottenham isn’t exactly known as a fashion capital, but Wesley Harriott is about to change that. The North London designer finds inspiration from the estate he grew up in – where he was exposed to a raw side of life from a young age. Escaping reality via anime and videos, he developed a lifelong passion for Japanese culture and style.
Placing the femme fatale at the centre of his vision, Harriott’s signature aesthetic is street-luxe with a decadent edge – he’s a master of deconstructed outerwear, androgynous shapes and bold cut outs. It’s all about celebrating feminine power and strength and rejecting normative ideas about identity. The music world loves him – with Lady Gaga and CL wearing his daring pieces on the red carpet.
We caught up with the designer during LFW to talk about breaking down gender barriers and finding inspiration from the youth right now.