If you thought things couldn’t already get any bigger than Pharrell Williams then I’m afraid you thought wrong. Singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, fashion designer and now a GQ cover star. Pharrell’s already impressive CV of accomplishments has just grown substantially, in a way that motivates us to work harder.
Now, we at PAUSE like to think if there’s one person you can look up to when it comes to injecting some much-needed colour into your wardrobe, it would be this guy. On the cover image, seen above, the “Happy” singer demonstrates his colourful, preppy style sporting a navy blue sweater by Burberry London, teamed with a bright yellow shirt and orange tie by Burberry Prorsum. Completing the look are the lighter blue jeans by Burberry Brit.
Throughout the article we’re treated to a superb lesson in how to stay cool and colourful in the summer sun. A personal favourite of ours here at PAUSE being a striped Ralph Lauren polo, purple blazer and yellow chino combination. Complete, of course, in typical Pharrell fashion with shoes that appear to have multiple colours of paint dripped all over them. According to the man himself, “I don’t take myself–or these clothes– too seriously.” Such a free and easy outlook on fashion could only come from a man who is prepared to wear anything; recently pushing boundaries by wearing shorts on the red carpet of the Oscars.
During the interview Pharrell shares his views on politics, his past indulgences and the criticism he received for his G I R L album cover and it’s what he says on this which sparked the most resonance with us. “You don’t need nobody to represent you. You represent you. You represent the best version of who you could be. You go out there and change the world”. And there we were thinking that he couldn’t be any greater of a man, once again, Pharrell raises the bar for all of us.
In a behind the scenes video from the cover shoot, seen below, he discusses how by wearing something for lengthy periods of time, we add a certain level of character within the wear and tear of those clothes. He finishes by saying “It’s not really the brand or material, as long as it fits, you can make anything look good”
From all of us here at PAUSE, we salute you Pharrell.
Words: Harry Gilmour