Founder Of Pyer Moss Has Big Plans To Deliver His Mighty Vision Of U.S. Fashion To The World
At the small Manhattan HQ of Pyer Moss, reggae is playing softly over the speakers, and the smell of pine is radiating from a candle on the desk of the company’s founder and designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond. But though the 32-year-old designer has created a relaxed aura in here – he says he aims for a “Sunday morning vibe” in the office – it is where he is developing his plans for world domination. Beyond the success of his brand, which has now been running for six years and was awarded $400,000 as the winner of the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Jean-Raymond – handsome and slim, with almond eyes and a bushy beard – wants to create his own holding company, an umbrella of American fashion brands to rival major conglomerates such as LVMH. When asked why, as a designer just coming into his own, he is already thinking ahead to the biggest of big-picture ideas, his answer is simple: “Why shouldn’t I?” Read more at British Vogue.