Few things in life are certain – but a Harry Styles and Gucci collab was getting there. After having a series of fits created by the Italian luxury brand, the two have formed an ongoing relationship which sees Styles almost exclusively wearing Gucci these days, and Alessandro’s collections on the runway easily envisioned as Harry’s next onstage look.
Throughout all of this, Harry and Alessandro have become firm friends, with their two initials combining to form the collaborative collection’s name: HA HA HA. If this also seems like they’re laughing at us, they probably are – all the way to the bank, at least. However, they’re also pulling humour from their own friendship – with the laughing emoji being how they sign off each text to each other, apparently.
Presented as part of Gucci’s fashion week presentation in Milan, the collection draws inspiration from the ‘70s, and features everything from sweater vests (a firm Harry favourite) to newsboy caps and teddy brooches. In the suit department, there’s a bright yellow gingham set, adorned with cherries (referencing H’s song) and blue sheep (Harry famously sold out Lanvin’s sheep sweater vest in 2020).
“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,” Alessandro told Rain Mag. He added that this was the logical next step to their working relationship, as a collaborative collection was “easier than me singing with (Harry)”.
Leather and denim also make an appearance, with a series of slightly-cropped jackets and patchwork fabric in earthy tones. There’s a red bag with rivets and holes (not for the trypophobics), and loafers which utilise Gucci’s classic green and red stripe through the centre. However, what most Harry stans will no doubt be opting for are the more commercialised offerings in the collection – namely, a teddy tee with a line from Watermelon Sugar splashed across it, which is actually pretty cute. Available in October, start saving now.
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