In collaboration with Harris Reed, a London-based designe, Italian brand Etro has created a capsule collection of limited editions.
This line features silk blouses that are genderless and made from archival fabrics. It honors Reed’s commitment towards upcycling, which is a consistent element within their luxury brand. The capsule is made up of two styles, each with voluminous shapes and sleeves details. A pussy bow can be placed on either the front or back to reference Reed’s signature feature.
The recycled materials are decorated with colourful floral and paisley prints. Each of these images is taken from Etro’s deadstock archive. Silhouettes were inspired by Harris Reed garments from the past, such as those worn by Troye Sivan and Ezra Miller.
The designer released the following statement about the collection: “This collection will bring a new perspective to luxury fashion. It will not only reflect gender fluidity and beauty, but also upcycling and the beauty that lies behind it.”
Reed has used this upcycled technique in the past, and previous projects have challenged gender perceptions. Their London Fashion Week presentation, “Found”, highlighted a range of garments made with upcycled items found in Oxfam charity shops.
Their influence on the industry is not lost on Reed, who continues to dress high-profile celebrities in their wares. This includes long-time collaborator Harry Styles, whose looks were influenced by Harris Reed’s.
Veronica Etro is the creative director at Etro. She stated: “Harris, a young and talented designer that conveys wonderful messages through their work. I was happy to have had the opportunity to mix our textile research with archival fabrics with their innovative approach and taste. Moreover, I love to give new life to archival fabric by turning them into unique ‘one-of a kind’ creations.”
The limited edition Harris Reed x Etro capsule is now available at Matches Fashion and on Etro’s website.