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The Only Black American Selected To Present At The Paris Couture Fashion Week

Posted by Osei Agyemang
Kerby Jean-Raymond

Paris Couture Week is one of the celebrated and credible fashion occasion that pulls in many top designers. In July this year, the expected style show will fall off, and this year is projected to appear as something else, as Haitian American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond will present at the Paris Couture Week.

Kerby Jean-Raymond with his brand PYER MOSS will be the first black American designer to exhibit at the fashion event. He has been invited to be a guest member of the official Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and will show its first couture collection in July.

Kerby Jean-Raymond’s invite minimizes discussions about how the style business has consistently disregarded black people due to racism.

Pyer Moss by Kerby Jean-Raymond is a huge outfit that deals in art projects, and has worked in the style space since its beginning in 2013. The brand embraces the power of fashion as a storytelling device, often weaving theater, activism and social commentary into its collections and runway shows.

Pyer Moss has chipped away at projects like “American, Also” in 2018, which was a three-section retelling of the American story, and incorporated the historical backdrop of Black cowboys, just as the day by day experiences of Black families.

Artist Derrick Adams made 11 fine arts that reflected Black life, which Jean-Raymond transformed into pieces of clothing and showcased them at New York Fashion Week.

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Pyer Moss has also worked on many other huge projects that has shot him to higher statures during these years. The outfit’s delightful manifestations have been worn by numerous well known faces all throughout the world including US Vice President Kamala Harris during the new 2021 initiation occasions.

Angela Davis, Zendaya, Colin Kaepernick and Nessa and numerous other top characters have been in the fabrics of Pyer Moss, and have been a part of the growth of Kerby Jean-Raymond’s brand.

Haute couture, which translates from French to “high dressmaking,” is often regarded as the highest of high fashion. The concept refers to one-of-a-kind, custom garments typically imagined by leading designers and handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans. The term itself is a legally protected classification which comes with a strict set of rules.

To carry the label of haute couture and be an official member of the Chambre Syndicale, designers have to show a collection of at least 25 original designs twice yearly at Paris Couture Week. Designers also have to employ an atelier with 20 full-time staff members.

Couture Week will take place from July 5-8.

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