Harry Styles has seen the world from so many unthinkable aspects as he takes the stage of venues in over 20 different countries. As a world-famous musician, it should not come as a surprise to people that touring plays a major role in the life of a pop star.
Harry Styles’ background
The culturally fluid artist was born Feb. 1, 1994 in Worcestershire, England. However, he grew up in Cheshire before he got his big break as a musician. Styles grew increasingly famous on the British talent show, “The X-Factor,” alongside his bandmates. Following this, he eventually went on to tour the world while performing. Styles’ fast pace lifestyle and exposure to so many different cultures has influenced his creativity immensely. These cultures inspired him to express himself in a way that he would not have if he spent the last ten years in England.
Cultural Influence Within His Fashion
When you live a lifestyle where eyes are constantly on you, watching your every move, it makes sense that you may be worried about expressing yourself in a more taboo way. However, in her article “The Benefits of Experiencing Another Culture are Immense,” writer Jennifer Hancock suggests that experiencing other cultures “builds confidence and empathy and strengthens our sense of self while at the same time helping us to feel connected to others.” With that being said, the various cultures that Styles experienced while on tour with band One Direction and as a solo artist has helped his confidence flourish. They left him feeling inspired to play around with different fashion styles as his career has progressed throughout the years.
If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you are capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.Sheffield, R. (2020). The eternal sunshine of Harry Styles. Rolling Stone.
Styles has expressed in the past how he has always had a strong admiration for clothing and the power it holds. However he lacked the confidence to dress the way he wanted to. His experience as a Third Culture Adult, traveling across a multitude of countries and cultures, helped Styles gain this confidence. He recently appeared on the cover of Vogue wearing a beautifully designed, custom made, Gucci ballgown. Despite some backlash rooted from hate, the majority of people fawned over the alluring photograph of the man in the dress.
How can different cultures benefit you?
By traveling the world and opening your mind to new outlooks inspired by different cultures, you may to find the muse that inspired Harry Styles to become a fashion icon.