King Kerby: Inside The World Of Pyer Moss

by MR Magazine Staff

On September 8, 2018, Pyer Moss took over the fashion world. People flocked—in the rain!—to Weeksville Heritage Center, one of the 19th century’s first free black communities, in Crown Heights, which is a long way from even the more far-flung shows in New York’s increasingly decentralized Fashion Week. When particularly strong looks came down the run-way—a FUBU gown, a dress that rendered a painting by artist Derrick Adams in 200,000 Swarovski crystals, a boxy T-shirt that read, “Stop calling 911 on the culture”—people actually clapped and shouted approval. The rapper Sheck Wes walked in the show in a pale pink tuxedo. A choir stood in front of a row of houses and, in white robes, sang gospel arrangements of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s “Be Real Black for Me” and Fast Life Yungstaz’s “Swag Surfin’.” The audience gave the show, and Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, a standing ovation. This seemed like the biggest moment yet in Jean-Raymond’s series of bursts onto the global fashion scene over the past year. Read more at Garage.