Designer behind Sam Smith’s Brits outfit debuts whimsical fashion collection

The designer behind Sam Smith’s viral Brits outfit has presented his latest collection at London Fashion Week.

mith donned a black latex inflatable bodysuit for the Brits red carpet on February 11, and Harri’s new collection was made up of similarly experimental designs.


Models take part in a presentation for the Harri show (Jeff Moore/PA)

Models took part in a presentation at the Newgen Catwalk Space in The Old Selfridges Hotel, London.

Harri’s signature balloon silhouette was seen in plenty of the designs, but to a less extreme extent than Smith’s Brits outfit.

There was a lot of colour on show, with models wearing bulbous inflatable trousers in orange hues or green stripes.


Sam Smith’s extravagant latex outfit at the Brit Awards (Ian West/PA)

These were paired with more wearable garments, such as crisp white shirts with black ties and bright bomber jackets.

The show notes read: “Harri journeyed into a tactile exploration between the boundaries of wearable art and garments.

“This collection represents a turning point where the concept of performance is disseminated, collaging layers of culture, craftsmanship and identity into the fabrication of a newly refined and accessible silhouette.”


Models take part in a presentation for the Harri show (Jeff Moore/PA)

Harri KS – an Indian-born designer now based in London – was said to be testing the boundaries of wearability in this autumn/winter collection.

The garments were crafted in Southern India, Jaipur and New Delhi.

The show notes continued: “In an age of hyper-performativity, this collection encourages the wearer to find greater liberation and lightness.

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Models take part in a presentation for the Harri show (Jeff Moore/PA)

“Through intersecting alternative ways of seeing into the performance of everyday living, Harri makes room for greater play, challenging the status-quo and world around us.”

Harri graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2020.

He is a BFC NEWGEN recipient for 2022/23 – an initiative by the British Fashion Council giving funding and mentoring to up-and-coming brands.

Previous recipients have included Alexander McQueen, Simone Rocha and JW Anderson.


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