Black Design Collective — the coalition founded by Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter and designers Angela Dean, Kevan Hall and T.J. Walker to highlight the impact of Black designers — is hosting its first-ever virtual event Dec. 6.
Called “Pull Back The Curtain,” it will feature a panel discussion with designers Walker (Cross Colours) and Kerby Jean-Raymond (Pyer Moss, Reebok) as moderated by host Loren LoRosa. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Black Design Collective Scholarship Fund.
“Black Design Collective is excited to present an intelligent conversation 30 years in the making. We will take a close look at how TJ Walker of Cross Colours shifted fashion and culture in 1989 that inspired the next generation of Black designers including Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder of Pyer Moss in 2016 and Global Creative Director for Reebok in 2020,” said Hall.
“Pull Back the Curtain” will also feature celebrity guest appearances and musical performances yet to be announced. Tickets are now available for purchase. The event is made possible by corporate support from AT&T.