During the menswear edition of Milan Fashion Week this week, Gucci linked up with Harry Styles to drop the collaboration of the century, the "HA HA HA Collection." The 1970s-inspired collection stems from the friendship between Gucci's very own Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, and the musician, who have been tight for years. "It's something easy - it's a little experiment I did with Harry, a friend of mine, and it belongs to the space we share – the passion for clothes and things," said Michele. So let's take a closer look, shall we?
The exclusive collection is an ode to friendship and serves as an "inventive two-person journey," while portraying the true aesthetic of the Italian luxury brand and Styles' personal style. The HA HA HA Collection represents the initials of Harry and Alessandro but also serves as the sound for the classic laughing face emoji that the two apparently often message one another. Once the HA HA HA Collection was unveiled during fashion week, audiences were intrigued as to how this collab came to be, and of course, what's going to be featured. As it turns out, the two have been friends for years, and Michele often dresses Styles in extravagant Gucci pieces.
"Harry has an incredible sense of fashion," Michele said in an official statement. The very special collaboration serves as a "shared expression of beauty, one that liberates confining codes to create a wardrobe full of ease and free of traditional boundaries." Michele explained. "The idea of working together came to me one day while we were talking on the phone: I proposed creating a 'dream wardrobe' with him, starting from those small oddities that come together in childlike visions. We ended up with a mix of aesthetics from 1970s pop and bohemian to the revision of the image of the gentleman in an over-turned memory of men's tailoring."
The announcement of the legendary link-up comes just after Harry rocked custom Gucci during his Love On Tour, wearing a dope Gucci blue denim overalls with Gazelle sneakers. The collection includes colorful coats, pants, shirts, accessories, and more, that all "come together to define contemporary masculine elegance through thoughtful material constructions." The collection is slated to drop in October, so until then, it seems we'll just be listening to Harry's House on repeat.