Fashion in Motion: Harris Reed

Produced as part of Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

Fashion in Motion, supported by Libbie Scher Mugrabi, is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. Bringing back the series for 2022, Harris Reed presented highlights from his spectacular collections in a specially-commissioned fashion performance.

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2020, Harris Reed has showcased his collections at the first ever gender-neutral London Fashion Week, and was awarded 'Breakthrough Designer' in GQ's annual 'Men of the Year' awards in 2021. Reed frequently collaborates with Harry Styles – notably dressing him for American Vogue – and his designs have also been worn by Adele, Olly Alexander and supermodel Iman for the 2021 Met Gala.

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. Exploring themes of performance, opulence and self-expression, his designs encourage conversation. For Reed, fashion is truly revolutionary and has a huge role to play in pushing the world to a more expressive and accepting place.

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Taking inspiration from current social and political issues, his brand's ethos strives for a vision of genderfluidity and inclusivity. Reed best describes its DNA as "Romanticism Gone Nonbinary".

Harris Reed said:

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 Victoria and Albert 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.

Harris Reed
Top: 'For Now, Unexplained' Collection, by Harris Reed. Bottom: 'Thriving in Our Outrage' Collection by Harris Reed.

Explore previous Fashion in Motion catwalk events.

Fashion in Motion is supported by Libbie Scher Mugrabi.
With additional in-kind support from L’Oréal and M.A.C.

Background image: Look from 'Thriving in Our Outrage' Collection by Harris Reed