Fashion is an expression of oneself, the way you present yourself to the world. Ricky Harriott knows that, and this is why he wants every woman to feel unbreakable and present herself as a powerful and fearless warrior. At least, that’s how the Wesley Harriot woman is. Taking inspiration from video games and the women from his life, the British designer creates amazing pieces with strategic cutouts, deconstructions, colour purity and volume. Recently, he debuted his Spring/Summer 2020 collection together with VFiles at New York Fashion Week, and as he says, “it was a dream come true!”
“Any of my suits has been constructed to make women stand tall and strong”. So, in times of female empowerment, Harriott is the designer of the rebellion. It is not about a social movement or a trend; it’s about the feeling of power that he wants to keep immutable. And so it must be. It doesn’t matter whether you are a hero or a villain, what’s important here is how you feel in your armour. Ricky Harriott may have taken inspiration from video games, but the women he designs for are not to play with. They came to slay.