Kerby Jean-Raymond won the most lucrative and prestigious competition for young American fashion companies Monday night. His brand is Pyer Moss, a sportswear label that bears his distinctive social, political and aesthetic point-of-view. His fingerprints are all over it. It is an auteur’s collection. His victory at the CFDA-Vogue Fashion Fund awards speaks not only to his success as a designer but also to his ability to nudge fashion toward a place of great social engagement and responsibility. In applauding Jean-Raymond’s work, the industry is also applauding itself. And yet Jean-Raymond’s prize is one of the few recent times the annual competition has gotten it right, as it too often reflects the industry’s mania for buzz, novelty and other sugar-high qualities not necessarily compatible with building a lasting career. Read more at The Washington Post.