Pharrell Connects with Office, Discusses the Art of Music

November 5, 2022
Pharrell Williams wears an Ernest W. Baker coat with a Balenciaga turtleneck, Loewe camouflage pants, Crocs, and Gentle Monster sunglasses.
Pharrell Williams wears an Ernest W. Baker coat with a Balenciaga turtleneck, Loewe camouflage pants, Crocs, and Gentle Monster sunglasses. Photo: Gabriel Moses / Office

Pharrell Williams appears in a new Office magazine feature. The musician talks with the publication, discussing music and using it as an art form to connect and communicate. Recent images of Pharrell accompany the interview. Gabriel Moses photographs the musician, while Simon Rasmussen and Sebastian Jean look after styling. Pharrell shows off his avant-garde winter style while wearing Gentle Monster sunglasses.

Making a knitted style statement, Pharrell Williams dons a fringed S.R. Studio pullover with Comme des Garçons Homme Plus shorts, Loewe boots, and Gentle Monster sunglasses.
Making a knitted style statement, Pharrell Williams dons a fringed S.R. Studio pullover with Comme des Garçons Homme Plus shorts, Loewe boots, and Gentle Monster sunglasses. Photo: Gabriel Moses / Office

Pharrell Williams for Office Magazine

Anna Zanes interviews Pharrell about his different projects, whether in music or fashion. “It just feels instinctual, it’s what makes sense for me,” explains Pharrell. “There’s never really been a plan, and every time I thought I had a plan, the universe…well, it’s never really worked out for me.”

Musician Pharrell Williams stands out in a S.R. Studio coat worn with a Louis Vuitton jacket.
Musician Pharrell Williams stands out in an S.R. Studio coat worn with a Louis Vuitton jacket. Photo: Gabriel Moses / Office

However, Pharrell mentions people who pursue a comprehensive plan that frequently envelops their artistic expression. “I love and admire people who do it so well because they follow it to the letter,” says Pharrell. “It’s so good. Like Stanley Kubrick, perfect. Wes Anderson, perfect. Harmony Korine. You know, details, these guys — they stick to them. For me, it’s instincts and interest, but never a cohesive strategy.”

Delivering a side profile, Pharrell Williams rocks a Loewe coat and Gentle Monster sunglasses.
Delivering a side profile, Pharrell Williams rocks a Loewe coat and Gentle Monster sunglasses. Photo: Gabriel Moses / Office

Pharrell, the artist, enjoys dancing with uncertainty. “Because what’s on the other side of it? You just don’t know what’s on the other side of the song, or the other side of that T-shirt, or the other side of those kicks, the other side of a kiss,” shares Pharell. “You just don’t know what’s on the other side—that uncertainty. Every day we do that. Every day you wake up.”

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