New York-based Pyer Moss as lead by Kerby Jean-Raymond, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a combined men’s and women’s presentation for spring 2019.
Very New York-ish in his allegiance to his borough, Jean-Raymond staged the show at Weeksville Heritage Center. Located in Brooklyn not far from where Jean-Raymon grew up, the center is dedicated to preserving the memory of Weeksville, a black community founded by James Weeks in 1838, 11 years after slavery was abolished in New York.
Describing his view on the spring 2019 collection, the 31-year-old designer told Vogue, his spring 2019 designs reflect a wish to widen the lens through which black people are seen. “I want to write a new narrative. There is a lot of tragedy porn connected with African-American lives,” he explained. “I want the conversation to include mundane lives and prosperous lives, not just very sensationalized lives. My work always revolves around justice and equality.”
Garments includes references to paintings by New York artist Derrick Adams, as well as items made in collaboration with FUBU, a label founded in Queens in 1992 by four black men. The collection also introduced a second collaborative collection with Reebok.
All told, Pyer Moss for spring 2019 very much represents the cool flair Brooklyn is known for: equal parts sass, ease and of course love.
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