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“I have the director’s mistake, and now I want to do it every season,” said Los Angeles designer Kevan Hall of Together Again, the film he made to release his debut “See Now”. Buy the collection now on Tuesday on the CFDA’s Runway360 platform.
Hall, best known for his special occasion dresses, sells his collection of the same name in New York every season. But it’s been more than a decade, he estimates, since he took part in a runway event – and that was when he was the creative director of Halston.
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“I wanted to show my collection in a lifestyle environment. I have a feeling that a lot of my clients live in film, and if not, who wouldn’t want to strive to live like that? “He said about the seven-minute short film. The film shows a group of friends who live in a mansion in Westlake Village, toasting wine glasses, wearing floral print caftans from his Luxe Leisure collection and celebrating a film premiere in ombré tulle gala dresses from his signature collection.
Hall admitted to asking his Hollywood-related family members “for a few notes” during the filmmaking process. (The designer’s brother is film director Vondie Curtis Hall, and his sister-in-law is writer Kasi Lemmons.)
“I wanted to convey how wonderful it will be to come back together after this period of trauma, loss and heartbreak,” he said of the project. The collection can be ordered on his website and through virtual trunk shows he does in his LA studio.
For Hall, appearing on the CFDA’s Runway360 platform this season is a family affair. Daughter Asia Hall showed her Neon Cowboys collection with LED-lit clothing and accessories on Monday.
“[CFDA President] CaSandra Diggs reached out to me to offer this platform to the Black Design Collective to showcase their collections and I was very excited about it, ”said Hall, president of the group founded in 2019 to help black creatives to find your way in the fashion industry. “I’ve been a member of the CFDA for decades and the Runway360 platform is a great way to showcase your collection virtually. I would have done it anyway, but they gave me the opportunity to bring other designers along too. “
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The BDC x CFDA Runway360 range showcases the work of 10 US-based designers, including Byron Lars, Epperson, TJ Walker and Carl Jones from Cross Colors.
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