PYER MOSS AW18 READY-TO-WEAR

 

 

PYER’S NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SHOW ON SATURDAY NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 2018 BEGAN WITH A BLUE SPOTLIGHT HIGHLIGHTING A GOSPEL CHOIR ALL WEARING WHITE FROM HEAD-TO-TOE, SINGING SOULFUL MEDLEYS OF KENDRICK LAMAR’S ‘ALRIGHT’. WHICH REPEATS “WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT” THROUGHOUT THE TRACK, EXPRESSING THE NEED FOR HOPE DESPITE THE SUFFERING, A DEEP MESSAGE LINKED TO BLACK LIVES MATTER AND JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.

SIMILAR TO DESIGNER KERBY JEAN-RAYMOND’S 15 MINUTE VIDEO ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND POLICE BRUTALITY AT HIS FALL 15 SHOW, A MESSAGE HE PRESENTS THROUGH HIS SHOWS.

THE COLLECTION, A BEAUTIFUL COLOUR SCHEME OF MUSTARD YELLOWS, REDS, KHAKIS AND BROWNS WHICH POPPED AGAINST HIS BEAUTIFULLY DIVERSE MODELS AND PLAIN WHITE BACKGROUND, DRAWING YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

A DETAIL AND INSPIRATION TAKEN FROM 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN WEST COWBOYS, WHOSE STORIES DISCREDITED THE HISTORY OF BLACK PRESENCE, DESPITE THIS RAYMOND SAYS, “NO MORE” AND PRESENTS BLACK HISTORY IN HIS SHOWS. WITH HATS, JOGGERS AND SOCKS READING “AS USA” AND HOODIES PRINTED “CLOTHING WITHOUT PREJUDICE” ALONG THE ARMS, STATEMENTS NEEDED IN SOCIETY TODAY!

THE INTRODUCTION OF WOMENSWEAR, WAS DONE SO PERFECTLY WITH ONE MODEL WEARING A WHITE SHEARING JACKET AGAINST A SILKY SATIN DRESS, ADDING A SWEET TOUCH TO THE COLLECTION.

THE PARTNERSHIP OF PYER MOSS AND REEBOK WAS INTRODUCED WITH BAGS, CAPS, AND TRACKSUITS WITH ‘REEBOX’ BOLDLY WRITTEN ON THEM. A BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE YOUNG DESIGNER AND THE ATHLETIC BRAND.

FOR ME BEING A YOUNG BLACK WOMAN, THRIVING FOR A CAREER IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY, THE LACK OF DIVERSITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSTANT DOWNER, HOWEVER WITH TALENTED BLACK MEN LIKE JEAN RAYMOND I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE FIRST VIEWING OF THIS COLLECTION I INSTANTLY SMILED AND SIGHED WITH RELIEF,

THANK YOU, JEAN!

 

 

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