Pyer Moss designer steps outside fashion and into the conversation about race

By Robin Givhan August 21

 Kerby Jean-Raymond, photo source: Forbes

Kerby Jean-Raymond, photo source: Forbes

Like a lot of designers, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the 28-year-old founder of the menswear label Pyer Moss (pronounced Pierre Moss), has spent the last months considering his spring 2016 collection and how he will present it when New York’s fashion week begins in September. This is will be a particularly big season for the young designer. He will debut his womenswear.

But unlike most designers, Jean-Raymond has also decided to step squarely into the middle of a contentious political and social debate. Read more.