Introducing you to the newest CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund winner Pyer Moss. Designing for both men and women, we will deep dive into some of his best looks for men.

          If you were not previously aware of the CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund program let me explain: beginning in ’03, these two fashion powerhouses began to offer a cash prize contest for emerging designers. Previous winners include: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Thom Browne among many others.

          Want to learn more about the selection process, and award in general? Here is a link to a playlist of videos on YouTube from Vogue detailing the 2012 Fashion Fund finalists. 

So what is Pyer Moss? It is a brand founded in 2013, by Kerby Jean-Raymond. Jean-Raymond describes the brand as an “art project” or “a timely social experiment” at times. Pyer Moss aims to use its voice and platform to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue.” (https://pyermoss.com/pages/about) This is most commonly seen in his 2016 collection at NYFW with a central theme being the Black Lives Matter movement.

Pyer Moss 2016 Menswear Collection: Double Blind

          The Pyer Moss Menswear Fall 2018 Menswear collection was no different. It seems to be that diversity is an ongoing theme for this designer, with this collection paying homage to black cowboys (specifically inspired by Bill Pickett).

          The Collection featured cowboy esque hats, the American Flag, patchwork, denim, and contrast seams for added dimension. One of my favourite looks was the red suit with white contrast piping, along with the black bomber style jacket with some western seams, and lastly there is this wonderful all denim look with red stitching that has my vote.

          Overall Infuse loves to see a designer bring attention to important world issues, and Kerby Jean-Raymond does just that at Pyer Moss. We cannot wait to see how this Fashion Fund will enhance the brand, and what issues he will dive into next. Best of luck and congratulations to Pyer Moss.

Written by Deanna Thayer

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