Born on May 20, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, Harris Reed is a fashion designer known for his romantic silhouettes, XXL hats and non-binary aesthetic. He is the son of Nicholas Reed, a British-born documentary producer and media entrepreneur, and Lynette Reed, American painter, perfume expert and ex-model.
The future designer grew up in Seattle, where he attended The Center public school. He crosses the Atlantic towards London to train in fashion in the prestigious Central Saint Martins school, located in the King’s Cross district. In 2020, he is due to present his final collection, entitled Thriving In Our Outrage, to obtain his diploma. This is without taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic, which forces him to create his pieces in his London apartment, without having access to the equipment at his school. Despite the restricted creation conditions, his collection was so successful that most of the clothes were included in British Vogue.
In December 2020, Anna Wintour asks Harris Reed to dress singer Harry Styles for the cover of Vogue. Her suit worn under a crinoline skirt by the star of the song hits the mark with readers. Other stars who wear the designer’s creations include Adele, Selena Gomez, Solange Knowles, Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson. He also participated in the advertising campaign for the Gucci perfume called Mémoire d’une Odeur in 2019.
The following year, GQ magazine dubbed him “revelation of the year”. At the same time, the young designer dressed the model Iman for the Met Gala in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana. In 2022, some of Harris Reed’s pieces are selected by the Victoria and Albert Museum for exhibition Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear.
Harris Reed’s career takes a turn in September 2022, when he was appointed artistic director of the Nina Ricci house, a year after the departure of his predecessors Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh. He presents his first collection for the fashion house during Paris Fashion Week ready-to-wear 203–2024 in March 2023, at the former Air France headquarters, in Les Invalides.
On the private side, Harris Reed is homosexual. He asserts his gender fluidity.