Here comes the bride, all dressed in Harris Reed as the captivating designer reworks second hand bridal for SS22, presenting his first physical salon-style show in the Serpentine Gallery on the closing day of #LFW.
Entitled ‘Found’’, the demi-couture collection focused on sustainability with the majority of outfits having been upcycled from fabrics and second hand garments sourced in collaboration from Oxfam’s extensive bridal stock..
Featuring ten full looks in black and white, Found also tackles heteronormative wedding-day ideology crossing over tailoring and tiered wedding gowns in a mash-up of romantic mixology with gender fluidity at its very core.
Repurposed veils are transformed into Reed’s now signature halo headpieces alongside his equally recognisable high-waist kick flairs, finished under a reworked tuxedo jacket dress and veil draped combos. Breathing new life into outdated wedding day conformity and traditional tailoring and occasionwear.
A truly rising star, at only 25 years old, Reed has achieved a lot in a rather short but dazzling period of time having only graduated from Central Saint Martins last year, he is very much at the forefront of creating and crafting much needed conversations on identity and gender.
It seems strange to consider this was his first physical show but it is clear it will definitely not be his last as his work has already grown and elevated at an alarmingly charming rate that leaves us wanting and waiting for more. Til death do us part. www.instagram.com/harris_reed