- Jamaica, NY
- Pyer Moss
Kerby Jean-Raymond, was born and raised in New York City. He started his career at age 14, working directly under Kay Unger at Kay Unger New York while still attending the High School of Fashion Industries.
At age 16, he moved on to Marchesa when the fledgling label had been launching their first collection. Since then, he has worked for several houses such as Marc Jacobs, Victoria Keen and Theory.
In 2013, Kerby created Pyer Moss, which is named after his late mother, Vania Moss Pierre. He launched the debut SS14 collection at Milk Studios to great acclaim.
In October of 2013, WWD named Kerby as an emerging designer to watch. In 2014, Kerby was named “the next big thing” by style.com and won the FGI award for Rising Star in the menswear category. Later in 2014, Kerby was hired by Usher to design the wardrobe for all of Usher’s live shows including the sold out URX Tour.
In 2015, Kerby was named on the 30 under 30 list on Forbes Magazine and the Ebony Power 100 List. Most recently, in 2016, Pyer Moss and Kerby Jean-Raymond had been named as a regional finalist in the International Woolmark Prize.