Kerby Jean-Raymond

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Kerby Jean-Raymond
Born New York, New York
Nationality American
Label(s) Pyer Moss

Kerby Jean-Raymond is an American fashion designer and founder of the menswear label Pyer Moss.

Jean-Raymond first came into the spotlight for his presentation of Pyer Moss' Spring 2016 Menswear Collection during New York Fashion Week. The show highlighted police brutality, referencing the 'Black Lives Matter' movement through use of video, street art, and fashion. Jean-Raymond has made public comments about his experience as a teenage victim of driving while black.[1] Kerby Jean-Raymond collaborated with R&B singer and activist Erykah Badu who styled Jean-Raymond's Pyer Moss AW16 line for the 2016 New York Fashion Week show. [2] The featured collection was titled "Double Bind."

His brand, Pyer Moss, won the FGI Rising Star Award in the menswear category in 2014. Also in 2014, he was a finalist in the DHL Exported Prize presented by IMG Worldwide. He was recognized by the Fobes 30 Under 30 list in 2015.

Career[edit]

Listed in Forbes 2015 30 Under 30 in Art And Style,[3] Jean-Raymond began designing at a young age. He landed his first apprenticeship at 14 years old while still attending The High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan. Taught by Kay Unger, Jean-Raymond worked on Unger's first women's evening collection.[4]

He launched Pyer Moss in 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A powerful show brought “Black Lives Matter” to the runway at New York Fashion Week
  2. ^ Dazed (2016-02-13). "Erykah Badu on art, activism and her NYFW debut". Dazed. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  3. ^ Adams, Susan (April 24, 2015). "Forbes' 30 Under 30". Forbes.com. 
  4. ^ Marquez, Mark (September 12, 2013). "Pyer Moss Is Killer". mi.lk. 
  5. ^ "Official Pyer Moss Website".