Harry Styles to release capsule collection with Gucci

The pop star is collaborating with the Italian fashion house for the ‘HA HA HA’ collection.

The collaboration, named Gucci HA HA HA, has spawned from a long friendship between the singer and the Italian label’s creative director, Alessandro Michele. The playful collection aims to define “the intersection of creative expression and shared perceptions of two different consciences”, said a press release.

The name HA HA HA represents the initials of both Styles’ and Michele’s forenames. It is also a symbol of Michele and Styles’ friendship – they met at the helm of Styles’ solo career – with the pair having ended many a message to each other with “hahaha” over the years.

The collection which includes brightly coloured jackets and coats, flared trousers, silk neck ties and bold patterns, is inspired heavily by 1970s pop. Accessories include a brown bow tie, white leather boots decorated with a single red heart and a brown cow print briefcase.

“The idea of working together came to me one day while we were talking on the phone: I proposed creating a ‘dream wardrobe’ with him, starting from those small oddities that come together in childlike visions,” Michele said.

“We ended up with a mix of aesthetics from 1970s pop and bohemian to the revision of the image of the gentleman in an overturned memory of men’s tailoring.”

“Harry has an incredible sense of fashion,” Michele added. “Observing his ability to combine items of clothing in a way that is out of the ordinary compared to the required standards of taste and common sense and the homogenisation of appearance, I came to understand that the styling of a look is a generator of differences and of powers, as are his reactions to the designs I have created for him, which he has always made his own; these reactions restore me with a rush of freedom every time.”

Styles, who has long been praised for his eclectic, non-gendered sense of style, has opted for numerous Gucci looks throughout his career. This collaboration is certainly a match made in heaven.

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit Instagram / Harry Styles

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