Good news for fans of high fashion and Harry Styles: The Grammy winner has teamed up with Gucci for a new fashion collection.
The new line, dubbed "HA HA HA," is a collaboration between Styles and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. The two designed 25 new looks they themselves would like to wear, and the collection is a reflection of the synthesis of their friendship, according to a post on the fashion house's official Instagram Monday, debuting the line.
The offering, which arrives in October, is heavily inspired by the looks of '70s rock icons. There are flared pants, patchwork leather jackets, a newsboy cap, and overcoats and blazers with various throwback patterns.
"Over many years, one motif has recurred in their conversations: 'hahaha,'" the brand stated in the caption of that same Instagram post. "Whether written out or expressed via emoji, the neologism, which is also the serial crasis of the initials of 'Harry' and 'Alessandro,' 'HA HA HA' has come to symbolize their creative exchange and shared perspectives."
Michele told GQ the two became fast friends during pivotal moments in their lives. They met when One Direction, the pop group that first launched Styles to fame, went on hiatus, which happened to be the same time Michele took control of the Gucci name.
"I love vintage shopping," said Michele. "I think that is really my place. Harry loves vintage, too. We are crazy for vintage."
Delving into the inspiration behind their new collection, Michele said that he and Styles had been "sharing for a long time images of eccentric men from the era."
"And so we went really close to the things that are very difficult to find in vintage, or things that apparently belong to an era that, in a way, doesn't exist anymore," he said.
"It started just like two kids playing, you know, in a very easy way," he added, explaining how the partnership with Styles first came to be. "It's more about life, you know?"
Styles is quite familiar with the Gucci brand, as he's modeled in several campaigns for them, from handbags to fragrances. He's also been seen on several occasions wearing the luxury brand to different events.
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