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This fall, I feel a wave of hopeless romance. Maybe it’s the fresh air blowing the city again or maybe it’s Kacey Musgraves setting it free Romeo and Juliet-inspired album. Anyway, I adorned myself with lace-edged corsets and puffed silk blouses. One thing I miss, however, is a treasure trove of lavish gold and pearl jewelry.
Harris Reed, a designer who lives in the world of romanticism, has launched a jewelry collection in collaboration with Missoma. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins last year, Reed has become an emerging designer to know. Last Monday, he dressed Iman in an opulent ode to ballroom culture at the Met Gala, and Harry Styles wore one of Reed’s draped tulle designs in the pages of Vogue in November, when the singer became the first man to appear solo on the cover of the magazine.
Conceptualized during lockdown with Missoma founder Marisa Hordern, the collection fuses Harris’ iconic Gothic aesthetic with her love of flea market trinkets. His modus operandi is still, as he calls it, “romanticism become non-binary”. This means that traditional Gothic symbols are given new life as a legacy of fluidity and inclusiveness. The butterfly of both sexes seen throughout the collection, for example, represents the journey to accepting true versions of yourself. Other period elements include snakes, daggers, Georgian hands, medallions inspired by the ceiling of the Royal Opera House in London, and labradorite gems that seem from another world.
“As a designer who works primarily with demi-couture and VIP clients, not everyone can buy a Harris Reed dress,” he said in a statement. “But they may have a Harris Reed x Missoma gold necklace or ring to keep for years and years to come. It’s my way of being able to give everyone a bit of the Harris Reed fantasy. “
The price of the collection ranges from $ 64 to $ 8,396. So if you’re also ready to be transported to the dark and romantic world of Harris Reed, there are plenty of beautiful knickknacks to choose from (49 demi-thin pieces and 15 fine pieces, to be exact) on the website of Missoma.