Harry Styles And Gucci Say “HA HA HA”
The Gucci muse has collaborated with Alessandro Michele for a new men’s collection.
Resident Gucci fan Harry Styles has teamed up with the Italian fashion house’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, to co-design a 25-look collection. Announced at a vintage clothing shop during Milan Fashion Week Men’s, the collaboration celebrates Styles and Michele’s friendship and Gucci's role in Styles’ journey to becoming a fashion icon. The collection serves as the most significant collaboration between the two, though Styles has become associated with the luxury brand after wearing countless custom tour costumes and donning a Gucci dress on the cover of Vogue.
The collaboration is titled the “HA HA HA Collection,” a mashup of the first initials of “Harry” and “Alessandro” and a reference to the sound of a laughing face emoji, which frequently ends the pair’s WhatsApp messages. Styles and Michele have become the faces of a genderless look that modernizes 1970s-inspired styling and tailoring. Their new collection proves that neither counterpart of the duo is afraid to commit to the extravagant.
“Friendship, complicity, a unification of distinct creativities that meet along a shared border, exchanges, and contaminations of collective ideas. And the construction of the absolute pragmatism of bridges that form to connect different perspectives,” said Gucci in a foreword.
The “HA HA HA Collection” plays with patterns to create an expressive collection. Traditional masculine tailoring meets traditional feminine coloring, which results in a limitless selection of pieces. The collection includes matching jackets and pants, trench coats, button-up shirts, embellished sweaters, and an assortment of accessories.
The collection subverts classics, using the Prince of Wales check on tailored suits, printing teddy bears on pajamas, and accenting shirts with mother-of-pearl buttons. Styles and Michele’s eccentric styles are seen in child-like details, adding cherries, frogs, teddy bears, and bananas to the collection’s pieces.
The “HA HA HA Collection” will be available in Gucci’s stores in October.