Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music
The Pyer Moss collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pyer Moss’ latest production for New York Fashion Week was a brilliant, irreverent and joyous celebration of black culture, specifically black women.

There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel to Cardi B. A spoken word artist reminded the audience that rock ‘n’ roll was invited by a black, queer woman. And a stunning collection of clothes that ran the gamut from casual chic to red-carpet gowns were all modeled by black or brown faces.

It was a show where even the colorful, eye-catching garments proved to be just part of the story designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, masterfully weaved together on Sunday night.

Jean-Raymond says he looks at the show as an art project. The show was held at the ornate Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.