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Fluid Book Harris reed
©Harris Reed

Challenging the conventional norms that surround the fashion world, designer Harris Reed released “Fluid,” an illustrated monograph that gives viewers an inside look at his abstract creations and the choices that resulted in his career.

The piece follows Reed’s journey pushing the boundaries of gender expression and fluidity. The 240-paged book displays images of the young designer's avant-garde looks, encapsulating his ability to merge the genres of fashion, beauty, and culture.

Based in London, Reed has gained recognition for his work with celebrities like Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Sam Smith, and Adele. His debut as creative director for Nina Ricci’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection turned heads and earned him numerous profiles in publications like The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and ELLE. Reed’s work aims to establish authenticity, disrupting the divide of style and questioning antiquated power structures.

In his role as creative director, Reed’s gender-fluid lens shaped the show’s direction, magnifying extravagant pieces. The creator emboldened the romantic collectionS through large accessories, polka dots, and bold colors. The influential designer is making waves through his unapologetic self-expression, furthering conversation about the LGBTQ+ movement.

Taking to Instagram to express the inspiration behind “Fluid,” Reed shared, “As I looked at this book full of images, I felt huge optimism for all of us queer kids to be seen, while reflecting back I was triggered by an ignorant intolerant comment on one of my instagram posts, followed by the numerous news reports on further erosions of rights in the queer community, banning drag queens and discussions around gender in schools, and stigmatising anyone not in the societal box.” Continuing, he wrote, “I give you my first book entitled ‘Fluid’, a book for the dreamers, the weirdos, and every kid who doesn’t feel that they fit in. Here is a bit of my journey.”

©Nina Ricci ©Nina Ricci

Fluid Book Harris reed
©Harris Reed


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