Kerby Jean-Raymond took to the stage with gusto tonight to accept the FN’s 2018 Collaboration of the Year Award in New York.
“I’m starting to get really used to this. Let’s keep this going I want like five more of these in 2019,” said the founder and creative director of Pyer Moss, who won a FN Achievement Award for his Reebok by Pyer Moss collaboration.
“I started designing because I wanted to be a sneaker designer and somehow by accident, I became a fashion designer. It wasn’t intentional. And I’m happy that Reebok has given me the opportunity to kind segue back to where I started,” the Haitian-American designer shared.
Kerby Jean-Raymond on the red carpet.
Jean-Raymond also revealed that when he was looking for a company to partner with, Reebok stood out to him for a specific reason. “A lot of people wanted to keep me in a box,” he explained. “My work is political so I was offered political things and I was offered things that were specifically black or specifically street and Reebok said do whatever the f**k you want, and that was immediately the perfect match for me.”
The designer then went on to tell the room that they have the ability