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Your (Virtual) Backstage Pass To Fashion In Motion: Harris Reed

by chloe / last updated March 28, 2022

Fighting for the beauty of fluidity, half-American, half-British Harris Reed designs to create conversation, which is precisely what he did at Fashion in Motion: Harris Reed last week.  A big thank you to L’Oréal Professionnel for inviting us backstage…

Growing up with a strong sense of self, Reed was able to quickly understand the transformative power of clothing and its correlation with identity and liberation.

Reed’s design process takes inspiration from the current social and political issues that Reed feels most connected to. The brand’s ethos strives for a vision of gender fluidity and inclusivity and its DNA is best described by the designer as ‘Romanticism Gone Nonbinary’. For Reed, fashion is truly revolutionary and has a huge role to play in pushing the world to a more expressive and accepting place- using his platforms to share his personal visionary values, to inspire those seeking acceptance and self-love.

Fashion in Motion: Harris Reed

Harris Reed created a specially commissioned immersive set for Fashion in Motion, with designs from across his collections, exploring themes of performance, opulence and self-expression. The show also featured a special guest performance from Olly Alexander musician, songwriter, actor and activist who champions equality and acceptance.

Reed said of the event: ‘Being a young queer creative, there could be no greater honour than having your work chosen to be represented in an establishment as respected as the V&A museum. As someone who creates work that truly hopes to spark a greater conversation around identity and gender expression, the way that Fashion in Motion makes fashion shows accessible to everyone, I truly hope changes the dynamic and thoughts of more people around fluidity’.

Luke Pluckrose for Fashion In Motion: Harris Reed

Chosen to frost Harris’ genius with gorgeous hair, and allow his theme of fluidity to permeate the entirety of the models, was Luke Pluckrose, creative director at Saks Hair & Beauty UK and L’Oreal Professionnel. View the gallery for a backstage peek to see Luke in action!

Credits

Styling: Harry Lambert
Hair: Luke Pluckrose at SAKS UK for L’Oréal Professionnel
Makeup: Terry Barber and the M·A·C PRO team
Nails: Nadia Blanco

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