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Harris Reed

Designer, Harris Reed; Creative Director, Nina Ricci

The Central Saint Martins grad has been creating buzz for his gender fluid designs and was appointed as Creative Director of Nina Ricci in September 2022.

Biography

Harris Reed is a British-American fashion designer.

Reed is only 26 years old, but has already made a name for himself in the fashion industry, winning the attention of stars like Harry Styles and Solange, as well as designers such as Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele for his gender-fluid designs and genderless approach to fashion.

His career began while he was still a design student at Central Saint Martins, where his clothes — which apply more traditionally masculine details to more traditionally feminine items like skirts and dresses — caught the eye of Styles, who recruited him to create looks for him on tour. That momentum kept building, and since graduating, he hasn’t slowed down. He’s created custom looks for Beyoncé, who wore Reed’s designs on the July 2022 cover of British Vogue, and supermodel Iman, who he dressed for the Met Gala. 

Reed’s brand looks to blur the line between the genders, and he also advocates for other brands to do the same, pushing for retailers to stop designating clothes as specifically for “men” or “women.” 

Reed’s line is stocked at MatchesFashion, and he also released a jewellery collaboration with Missoma in 2021. In June 2022, public relations behemoth Edelman named Reed its first “Gen-ZEO,” a leader and adviser for a new team focussed on helping brands better target and connect with Gen-Z consumers. In September 2022 he was named creative director of Nina Ricci. 

Education

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins

Vital Statistics

Born
20 May 1996
Nationality

United Kingdom/ United States

Location
United Kingdom
Member since
2022

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