Kelvin Harrison Jr.
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Fashion Forward: Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s 2023 Style

Explore the journey of actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. as he captures the spotlight in Hollywood with award nominations and a unique fashion sense.


Dec. 5 2023, Published 7:48 p.m. ET

Kelvin Harrison Jr. is a name that may not be familiar but is one that might be on the tongues of industry insiders before too long.

Despite not being 30 years old yet, Kelvin has already had a couple of starring roles as well as more than a few co-starring stints to date. Kelvin is constantly striving to make a name for himself.

What he is doing is working as he has not only gotten attention for his acting, garnering several award nominations, but he is also getting attention for his sartorial choices.

Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s Early Creative Life

Kelvin Harrison Jr. was born in 1994 to parents who are both musicians. Kelvin himself plays the piano and trumpet. The multi-talented musician also sings. In college, he studied studio engineering and marketing before going to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. This move paid off right away as he got small roles in Ender’s Game and 12 Years a Slave. After a few more movie and television roles, Harrison’s star slowly but surely started to rise.

Kelvin’s star started to shine brighter and brighter. This came in the form of attention from critics and even a few award nominations including a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Gotham Award, a British Academy Film Award, and an Independent Spirit Award.

Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s Suit Game

While Kelvin Harrison Jr. has gotten a ton of deserved attention for his acting chops, he has also gotten more than enough attention for his stylish flair. From dressing for award shows to his street style, Kelvin certainly knows how to gain positive attention for his style and presentation.

Kelvin is making quite the impression in Hollywood.

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During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kelvin Harrison Jr. rocked a dark velvet suit along with a salmon-colored dress shirt to complete the look. It was a look that channeled such fashion pioneers like Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz, yet allowed him to chart his way in the world of fashion.

In another look, Kelvin is seemingly channeling his inner Pharrell Williams by rocking a fedora in a photo shoot for The Italian Reve. Not to overshadow the rest of the look, Kelvin is wearing a brown sweater and plain slacks to complete the outfit.

"We all had that one moment when we dressed up to feel good, so we didn’t feel like we were going completely crazy,” he told Matches Fashion. “I love the pleated pants. I love the patterns and textures. And the nice, fitted polo shirt. I had so much fun putting on my best Armani… I love it when fashion nods to the past and pulls from the present.”

Kelvin Harrison Jr’s Style Evolution

Whether Kelvin Harrison Jr. is recognized for his acting choices and acumen or his fashionable flair, he certainly knows how to get attention. Right now, he is going on audition after audition as well as working on personal music projects. It is almost a given that Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s name is sure to become a lot more familiar in the coming years. Look out for him as an up-and-coming talent.

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