James Harris is a British Fashion Designer and Consultant Creative Director from London. He currently runs James Harris London and Dubai based James Harris Fashion Creative Services.
James accepted a place on the BA (Hons) Womenswear course at Central Saint Martins, London, graduating in 2000.
His collection caught the eye of then Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear Design Director, Peter Copping who offered him a placement.
Instead James opted to continue his training with friend and mentor ‘Lee’ Alexander McQueen, for whom he trained with and worked on McQueen’s ‘Overlook’ collection.
James went on to work with designers Boudicca, Hussein Chalayan and the avant-garde Polish designer Arkadius.
He led the design team at Arkadius showing collections at London and New York Fashion Weeks.Through Arkadius James met shoe designer Jimmy Choo, jewelry designer Stephen Webster, and the late Isabella Blow.
James Harris is the fashion designer for the strong-minded, independent-thinking woman, who is not prepared to sacrifice personality or style for anyone.
James Harris couture clothing has a distinct brand identity and the collections are designed around beautiful, unique and spectacular themes, drawing upon the past and present through fantasy and tradition. The brand is known for being striking, beautiful, exclusive, conceptual, unique and above all else desirable.
James Harris couture dresses are individually designed and tailored for each customer, taking into account their tastes and personalities whilst immersing them in the luxury experience of the James Harris brand.
Couture clients are guided through a traditional, detailed process from design to pattern to toile to final garment. This process will require several fittings and depending on the complexity of the garment, may take several weeks, or even longer, to complete.
James Harris clothing is designed to empower the wearer. James Harris is her weapon of choice to turn her into the woman she wants to be: striking, dominant, powerful, sexy, elegant – and unforgettable.
James Harris costume is based on the same principles as our couture clothing. Creating spectacular showpieces for some of the world biggest luxury brands and events our costume is designed to make a statement and delivering a world class impact that clients and guests will not forget.
The James Harris woman desires the most exclusive one-off creations for her special occasion. She wants to make a statement… to be seen in a spellbinding, truly unforgettable garment. She appreciates individuality, cut and the finest quality.