June 20 (UPI) — British singer and actor Harry Styles and Italian fashion house Gucci have teamed up to create a new clothing collection.
Alessandro Michele, artistic director of Gucci announcement the collection, called HA HA HA, at a press conference Monday in Milan, Italy.
Alessandro said the collection represents the pair’s “dream wardrobe” and stems from years of WhatsApp conversations and casual encounters.
“It started out as two kids playing, you know, in a very simple way,” the fashion designer said.
The collection of 25 looks includes ’70s-inspired couture silhouettes in traditional English and Italian fabrics, printed pajama sets, camp collar shirts and t-shirts with Styles and Michele’s “grumpy bear” motif.
Michele said the door was open for future collaborations with Styles, who had previously featured in Gucci ad campaigns.
“It’s easy to do,” Michele said of his work with Styles, “but it’s also serious. It’s something he really, really loves in a serious way. You know, like me. “
The HA HA HA collection will be launched in Gucci stores in October.
Styles released his third studio album, Harry’s house, in May. The album contains the singles “As It Was” and “Late Night Talking”.
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