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Pyer Moss Spring 2019: NYFW

Represented By: Chapter: 2 Agency.

Brooklyn-native designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond decided to launch his SS19 collection in a place closer to the heart this season. A show at a new location to NYFW, Weeksville Heritage Center, a museum dedicated to documenting and preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville – one of America’s first free black communities.

The collection represents the designer’s beliefs of the overall power that fashion has and how it can inspire along with, create a movement. With a designer creating such a voice for his heart every season, it is amazing what a collection can say for itself. Symbolizing the freedom of a prominent black community and the value in standing up for what you believe it is shown strongly throughout each piece in this collection. It was nothing but an inspiration and boost of courage through everyone at this showcase.

 

Pyer Moss Spring 2019: NYFW

 

The Pyer Moss designer, known for voicing political messages, even the ones of utmost controversy and creates fashion forms out of the messages. These collections have a remarkable growing audience that is persistently following the designer eager to see what is next.

In true Kerby Jean-Raymond fashion, the show began with a gospel choir’s heavenly voices echoing through the Weeksville Heritage lawn. With this being the second Pyer Moss collaboration with Reebok, the collection featured various nostalgic statement pieces. The colorful graphics on several were drawn from Jean-Raymond’s research findings on the Jim-Crow laws as well as, the era in general. He stated that artist, Derrick Adams, assisted bringing his dream for this ready-to-wear season to life, as the artist commissioned paintings that were woven across pieces in the collection. The art is touching and speaks louder than words.

Phrases “See us now?”, “Stop calling 911 on the culture” spoke for the collection as they were embellished on pieces of the clothing. These messages did not only speak for the collection, but they are worth wearing. It was also announced in this collection that the Pyer Moss designer has decided to collaborate with the 90s-era label by Daymond John, FUBU.

In the end, this collection entitled “America, Also: Lesson 2”, is one of the most talked about this NYFW for all notable reasons. What a way to mark the 5th anniversary of the Pyer Moss label.

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