Harry Styles: Love On Tour
Rogue feathers and sequins covered the floor of Perth’s HBF Park Stadium after pop-superstar Harry Styles opened the Australian leg of his Love On Tour in February. The trend was also evident when Styles performed in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Catching the end of Sydney WorldPride, we can expect an added surge in boas and glitter over the weekend with Love on Tour‘s closing shows in Sydney tonight and tomorrow.
With many spending countless hours DIY-ing their outfits, it’s fair to say that Harry Styles fans are redefining concert fashion. We talked to some of the fans who led the way along with others who posted on their socials.
It took 26-year-old artist Emily Ingham, who attended the Perth show, over 2 weeks to create this upcycled denim dress. With hyper-realistic portraits of the singer on both the front and back of the piece, and his bedazzled initials under the collar. “Everyone looked so happy and confident. I think it’s an amazing way for people to express themselves and feel connected with such a global star,” Emily said.
Emily enthused that the fan response to her outfit was the most memorable part of the night, “I had people coming up to me the whole concert, screaming when they saw me, asking for photos.” She even managed to grab the attention of Harry himself, who read her sign and blew her a kiss.
A few dedicated fans even recreated some of Styles’ most iconic looks for their shows. Zoe Rust added paint, glitter, and rhinestones to a white baby tee, taking inspiration from the Gucci shirt Harry wore at his show in Paris last July.
Another fan, Chelsea Clark, based her outfit – a near perfect match, to Styles’ 2022 Coachella Weekend 2 look, taking 6 weeks to make.
Styles has been spreading positive messages of inclusivity and acceptance for years, with his popular single (and slogan) Treat People With Kindness encouraging fans to embrace their individuality. To the crowd’s delight, Styles strutted around a Pride flag while performing the iconic song during his Queensland gig.
Spreading the love, Styles begins most of his shows by telling his audience to “Please feel free to be whoever it is you’ve always wanted to be in this room tonight.”
It seems that at Harry’s House, everyone is welcome.
Featured Image of Harry Styles, Love on Tour in Perth: by Lloyd Wakefield.