Harry Styles is known for its eclectic and Unusual fashion sense. Of course, every creative person has influence. The sense of fashion Styles are not born in a vacuum.
Like Styles music, his fashion takes a lot of inspiration from the past. He seems to have something to Classic Rock. This is how three musicians of the 1960s / 1970s influenced former members of One Direction.
When talking about androgyny men in pop music, there is no greater name than that David Bowie. Bowie’s death in 2016 brought a lot of new attention to the rocker, especially among a younger audience who did not live up to the heyday of the 1960s-1980s. Bowie doesn’t seem to have a big influence on Styles as a musician, but there are definitely similarities between the wardrobe and style ‘.
Fashion designer Harris Reed has opened up about Bowie’s influence on the clothes he designs for Styles. He said that he was greatly influenced by the clothes Bowie wore during her outfit Diamond Dog era. He said part of the reason why he wanted to emulate Bowie’s clothes was because he was a classic rocker.
Style has also been discussed Bowie influence in fashion taste. He said Bowie and Elvis Presley convinced him to embrace fashion as part of his role as an entertainer. “I realized [dressing up] is part of the show, if you will …. So, I think [for] the people I always admire and see in music, clothing is always a big part of it. Like Bowie, Elvis Presley. “
In a review for VariationEve Barlow describes the latest album Styles Fine lines. He said “If it was a color, it would be the blue baby of Fender Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix … It’s rock and roll, but also soft and sensitive.” Barlow was right to think Hendrix influenced Styles, however, he influenced Styles’s clothes more than his music.
Reed said his friend Harry Lambert gave him the job of designing clothes for someone, even though Lambert did not specify who. Reed immediately decided to make clothes influenced by Hendrix. Only after he created the outfit did he know it was for Styles. Although Hendrix’s influence on Styles’ clothing may not have been apparent at first, a closer inspection revealed similarities between wrinkles worn by men.
Mick Jagger is not flamboyant in his dress like Bowie or Hendrix. However, he still wore clothes that stood out from the crowd. These clothes clearly pave the way for the Styles clothing collection.
Reed explained how it felt the first time he designed clothing that Jagger inspired for Styles. “That was to show him where I could see his style – moving a little more towards rock glam. A little more … Jagger. That’s … not flamboyant, but more fluid. Everything that I am about as a designer. “
Interestingly, Jagger’s influence on Styles extends to his TV work. Gaya once described Jagger in a play Saturday Night Live. He exaggerates Jagger’s speaking voice, singing style, and unique dance moves. Is this a slight nod to a fellow musician who influences his style or coincidence? You decide.