17 Celebrities Wearing Pyer Moss Prove This Brand Is For Everybody
Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss is fashion’s HNIC now, but before the fashion industry at large became hip to Jean-Raymond's talent, I was around routing for his success at his early presentations and runway shows. Kerby launched Pyer Moss in 2013 and on his website the designer proclaims his brand, " aims to use its voice and platform to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue." In the next paragraph, it goes on to say, "Pyer Moss continues to redefine itself every season with collections and runways that combine storytelling, activism, debate, theatre and social commentary; all while using collaboration with artists and brands as a medium to further the dialogue around seasonal themes." These ideas couldn't be further from the truth, particularly if you remember the early Pyer Moss fashion shows.
In February 2015 I attended my first Pyer Moss show. A venue on 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues hosted his first presentation of that year. The collection drew inspiration from Spike Lee's School Daze and Roger Kumble's Cruel Intentions. His offerings were substantial on the leather pieces, keen on fit and muted in color-- although a section of yellow towards the end of the show brighten up all of the black and deep shades of maroon and green. The fall lineup debuted his first sneaker collaboration with Great Brands and a big bird yellow shearling that was the clear cut standout garment of the show.
That July, during the first-ever New York Fashion Week: Men's, Kerby presented his Spring 2016 collection but the designer made his biggest splash in September when he showed for the third time and debuted womenswear. This event was the infamous fashion show where Kerby introduced #BlackLivesMatter to the fashion world. A mini-documentary played featuring Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Garner, and singer Usher talking about senseless acts of murder between unarmed black men and enforcement aired before the looks hit the catwalk. The original #inmyfeelingchallenge started here when fashion editors were pissed because of their second-row seat assignments as families of victims took their places in the "frow" (that's short for front row for all the GDI's reading). That showing went sour for Raymond, who told the New York Times that afterward, the controversy caused his European stockers to stop carrying Pyer Moss line because of his outspokenness.
Kerby’s mission to more than make clothes with his brand and platform, and his design by faith attitude has opened the floodgates for his success today. He is currently designing collections Reebok, telling Anna Wintour he's not worried about losing his steam when he played NYFW hookie and dressing every celebrity imaginable. Now labeling his lines as "Collection 1", "Collection 2" and so on, we wanted to take a look at all of the celebrities wearing Pyer Moss post glow up.
Odell Beckham Jr
Durning Paris Fashion Week back in February 2019 New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr wore a Pyer Moss Collection 2 hoodie to the brands press appointment. Beckham paired the hoodie with light wash jeans and grey high-top trainers. He’s seen pictured with designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, Vogue Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Winter and actor Lala Anthony.
Producer Swizz Beatz took a flick stepping out the drop in a face mask, floral print jacket with frayed hems and a pair for Pyer Moss Reebok sneakers.
Kiandra "KiKi" Layne, actor from the critically acclaimed movie, If Beale Street Could Talk stepped out in a full Pyer Moss Collection 2. The logo’d turtleneck and painted trousers walked in the last runway show that Kerby held.
Gabrielle Union-Wade attended an If Beale Street Could Talk screening wearing Pyer Moss Collection 2. We did a deep dive on the actor’s look back in January, you can check it out here.
Former first lady Michelle Obama hit the thunder clap in Pyer Moss Collection 1 blazer. The tailor jacket a a slight oversized fit with an exposed white stitching detailing.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Actor and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross suited up in Pyer Moss Collection 2 to host the 2018 American Music Awards. The pink suit with large black lapels and a single black stripe going up the leg of the trouser was one of many black fashion designer looks she wore that night.
On Saturday Night live musician Anderson Paak was comfy and casual in Reebok by Pyer Moss Collection 1. Paak was photographed next to rapper Kendrick Lamar who was dressed in all black.
Supermodel Ebonee Davis was feeling blue in Reebok by Pyer Moss Collection 2. Davis accessorized with white boots and a small white bag; both happen to be huge trends for the Spring 2019 season.
Justine Skye styled her braids and metal Minnie Mouse ears in a chunk knit sweater with exposed stitching from Pyer Moss Collection 1.
Slow down, Lala Anthony’s curves are ahead! The actor stuck a pose showing off her insanely perfect body in Reebok by Pyer Moss Collection 2.
Logan Browning looked Godly at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Gala in an all white frock from Pyer Moss Collection 2. To let the look shine, Browning pulled her braids up into a bun and kept the accessories minimal.
Janet Jackson was a breath of fresh style in a pair of oversized pants from Reebok by Pyer Moss Collection 1. She styled the pants with a white tee and a leather shirt tied at the waist.
Actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish paired gold hoops and red nails with a patchwork jacket from Pyer Moss Collection 1.
Dua Lipa posed in Cross Colours by Pyer Moss and leather trouser from Pyer Moss Collection 1
Diane Guerrero attended 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum with Kerby Jean-Raymond in a full-length red dress from Pyer Moss Collection 1.
Rapper Vic Mensa also accompanied Diane Guerrero and Kerby Jean-Raymond to the CFDA Fashion Awards in a Pyer Moss Collection 1 menswear look.
Insecure creator Issa Rae hosted the CFDA Fashion Awards in a custom Pyer Moss one-shoulder jumpsuit. The look received widespread attention for its “every n***a is a star” belt. That night Rae asl chose to only wear black fashion designers.