I want to make one thing clear: I’m not obsessed with Harry Styles. Of course, like the rest of the human population, I’m aware of his career beginnings in One Direction, which took precisely two minutes to progress from The X Factor to worldwide domination. And while he’s gained countless fans over the years, I’m not hopelessly in love with him. I am, however, in love with his wardrobe.
Instead of adopting a boy band “uniform,” Styles has always blazed his own trail, something I have the utmost aspect for. In lieu of baggy jeans, backwards caps and American football tops (can you tell we don’t know how boy bands actually dress?), he has instead developed a penchant for flared suits, shearling, jacquard and ’80s ruffles—all of which I’d wear in a heartbeat.
What’s more, he’s always one step ahead of the trends. Take cord trousers, for example. Styles was wearing a pink pair—with Vans no less—well before the look went boom on the street style scene. Needless to say, he’s been favoured by the fashion elite. In fact, this week, the star was featured in yet another Gucci campaign shot by photographer Glen Luchford, which shows him flanked by baby lambs. It doesn’t get any better than that.
“A coat can be a safe haven where you can hide yourself or disappear from others,” says Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene, one of three artists tasked with interpreting Max Mara’s Cube jacket on the occasion of the object’s 10th anniversar