Pyer Moss' poignant fashion film tells the story of designer Kerby Jean-Raymond's childhood
'Seven Mothers' from Director X recounts his upbringing at the hands of strong women
Apr 12, 2019
Kerby Jean-Raymond, the founder of groundbreaking fashion label Pyer Moss, was the talk of New York Fashion week last fall, but earlier this year announced he would skip the show altogether this spring. Instead, the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund winner has chosen to showcase his latest collection in unconventional ways. Late last week in the Soho neighborhood of NYC, he opened a pop-up space to debut his latest collaboration with Reebok, and along with it, a fashion film like no other.
Written and directed by Director X and produced out of M ss ng P eces, “Seven Mothers” is a dreamy, bittersweet tale the recalls the death of Jean-Raymond’s mother when he was seven years old. Despite the loss, however, we see how how her spirit lived on—and how he came to thrive—under the watch of the strong, supportive women who helped to raise him. All throughout, Pyer Moss fashions stand out but don’t distract from the story, an evocative patchwork of emotional vignettes that we’d love to see explored further in a longer film.