The spotlight is certainly shining brightly on Prince Harry. Spare, a memoir by the Duke of Sussex, released shortly after New Year 2023 and quickly became a bestselling book as well as a meme. While he digs deep into relationships with his royal family, he also speaks about his mother Princess Diana and his journey in the British monarchy. But that isn't the only reason why Prince Harry is making headlines. Besides his bestselling book, it seems like his young self may have inspired a bit of a revival in British fashion.
JW Anderson showcased his latest collection at Milan Fashion Week Men's Autumn Winter 2023 edition and it's safe to say that his line was the sartorial highlight that coincided perfectly with Spare's release. Along with tailored trench coats and oversized sweatshirts, the designer also brought the frog aesthetic to life in his collection. Spotted was a frog-shaped purse and even more delightfully, frog themed wellies on the feet in a collaboration with Wellipets. Seen in shades of green, yellow and blue, the closed slip-on shoe features googly frog eyes in front with a wide red grin across it.
jw anderson fw2023 menswear vs prince harry in wellipets 1987 pic.twitter.com/dNnOZ5SE9Y— chiara (@churchofysl) January 16, 2023
Why this is such a redefining fashion moment in time is because of its historical value in the British royal family. Back in the late 80s, young Prince Harry was spotted with his mother Princess Diana, wearing the green boots which featured that trademark frog face. While it must have purely been a comfort staple for the dreary British weather back then, the JW Anderson X Wellipets collaboration is set to make frogs look flipping fabulous. We can imagine how fantastic celebrities with a quirky aesthetic would look when they release in adult sizes. Ranveer Singh, we're looking at you. After all, if it was fit for a young Prince, who are we to complain.