Kerby Jean-Raymond began his career in 2001 while still attending The High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan. He 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.
In 2014, he won the FGI’s Rising Star Award in the menswear category for Pyer Moss (a project produced in New York City to reinvent classic athletic gear and uniforms by adding opulent cues and refining the fit) and was also a finalist in the debut DHL Exported Prize presented by IMG Worldwide.
In 2015, Jean-Raymond was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In 2018, he was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, he won CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund as well. He’s on a real roll to greatness and I’m certainly here for the ride!