Pyer Moss Win The 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
Last night the Booklyn-based brand Pyer Moss were named as the recipient of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The award was presented to 31-year-old designer Kerby Jean-Raymond by actress Emily Blunt at a dinner and fashion show held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York.
Pyer Moss is known for its activism, underlying familial values and continuous celebration of black culture, realised through tailoring and bold use of colour in both their men’s and women’s wear. For AW18 the brand released a successful collab with Reebok and fan’s of Jean-Raymond’s designs include Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish and Janet Jackson! As the winners of the 15th instalment of the award, Pyer Moss will receive $400,000 prize fund and follow in the footsteps of brands including: Gypsy Sport, Public School, Proenza Schouler and last year’s winners Telfar. Judges chose Jonathan Cohen and Emily Adams Bode’s label Bode as the runners-up, both receiving a prize of $150,000, pipping brands including Hunting Season, Matthew Adams Dolan, Batsheva, and Christian Cowan to the post.
“At a time when our world faces so many challenges, I’m impressed by this year’s winners. Their work highlights a high degree of creativity and a deep-rooted commitment to the notion of community.” said Vogue’s editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour. “They’re not only a credit to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund as it celebrates its 15th anniversary, but also to the optimism and inclusivity of the very best American fashion,” she continues. So congrats Pyer Moss; we’re super stoked to see what’s in store.
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