Pyer Moss was started in 2013 by Kerby Jean-Raymond.
Born and raised in New York City, Kerby began his career in 2001 while still attending The High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan. In 2001, at 14 years old, Kerby was assigned an apprenticeship under Kay Unger at her eponymous label and later worked with Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig at Marchesa focusing mainly on creating womenswear early in his career.
Pyer Moss began as a project to reinvent classic athletic gear and uniforms by adding opulent cues and refining the fit. Pyer Moss uses high-end materials, masculine form, unique pattern making, and modern tailoring to create functional luxury sportswear. The Pyer Moss collection is produced in New York City.
Since it’s debut, Pyer Moss has amassed huge support internationally from press such as GQ, Vogue, Elle, Details, Vice, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NY Mag, Fashionista.com, Complex and many more. The debut collection was picked up by Browns of London and has since grown to include many international retailers and specialty boutiques including SSENSE and Harvey Nichols.
In 2014, Kerby won the coveted FGI Rising Star Award in the menswear category for Pyer Moss and was also a finalist in the debut DHL Exported Prize presented by IMG Worldwide. In 2015, Kerby was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Named after Kerby’s late mother, Vania Moss Pierre; Pyer Moss continues to innovate and re-imagine menswear and storytelling every season.
Spring 2014 - "Motoguzzi" - Inspired by the designer's personal love of motorcycles and the film "The Place Beyond The Pines."
Autumn 2014 - "Shinzoku" - Inspired by the book "Bushido: The Way of The Samurai." This collection imagined what clothing would look like post-battle.
Spring 2015 - "Round 2" - This collection was inspired by Max Headroom and sci-fi movies of the late 80's and early 90's that explored what the future would be like. In this collection, Pyer Moss defined its silhouette and reinvented sporting staples using mixed media and custom textiles.
Autumn 2015 - "Foul Play" - This collection revisited the rambunctious Hip-Hop Era of the early 90's. The designer focused primarily on highlighting his favorite designer from the era, Carl Jones, who founded the brand Cross Colours.
Spring 2016 - "Ota Benga"- The designer used newly imagined military silhouettes and trims that represented captivity to tell the story of Ota Benga, a congolese man held captive and on display in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. The collection featured a capsule collection with Gregory Siff.
Spring 2016 Part 2 - "Ota, Meet Saartjie" - This art installation featured a collection that elaborated on silhouettes in Part 1, this time including women. None of the pieces were made available for sale. The show was held as a means to bring attention to the Black Lives Matter movement and featured a documentary with Marc Ecko, Nadia Lopez, Pastor AR Bernard, Usher, Wilbert Cooper, Robin Givhan, George Lange, Gregory Siff, Kay Unger and family members of victims of recent police brutality including Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Marlon Brown and Eric Garner. During this show, Gregory Siff was present to live paint on the models as they got on the runway.
Autumn 2016 - "Double Bind" - This collection was inpired by the topic of depression and opening the dialogue around mental health. This collection was brought to life with the help of Erykah Badu.