Bold, crazy suiting is having a moment, and Harry Styles is partially responsible for it (see also: Cate Blanchett). The former One Direction singer is currently on a solo tour wearing bold, colorful suits custom-made by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. With impeccable tailoring and unexpected details like racer stripes, each look has a Mick Jagger-esque quality. The exclusive images below peek inside the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC atelier where Simons created Styles’s onstage looks, aiming to further his aesthetic as a modern David Bowie (who also loved a bright suit), just with less makeup. Note to Harry: these suits would look great with makeup.
Styles has swiftly evolved from a mop-haired teen idol to a discerning style connoisseur. Young Harry wore fedoras and half-open flannel shirts with One Direction; now he has a deal with Gucci Tailoring and has won over Anna Wintour, who recently attended his New York City concert. For his 2017 world tour, Styles was often seen in bold prints by Alessandro Michele at Gucci. Despite his masculine maximalist vibe, he’s said his style icon is Shania Twain, which just makes it that much better. Either way, the Calvin Klein suits prove he can master modern minimalism while keeping the rock-star swag.