THE URBAN JET-SET
for take off New York, LA, London and Paris quick stops in the busy
lifestyle of the urban jetsetter. She is the woman who references the
past icons of style; Josephine Baker, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Diana
Vreeland and Cher. However it's only a reference; she has the confidence
to make modern unexpected choices that define her own innate sense of
For Fall 2007, the
new moguls inspire the collection that takes my muse around the world
for business and leisure. Skip security check points, her plane waits
without a luggage limit. This trip disembarks in Paris the City of
Lights the city where fashion began. But what to bring? The chicest
cashmere metropolitan coat and the perfect razor cut jumpsuit with fine
cashmere layered underneath in shades of alabaster and onyx tweed.
Chilly? Snuggle under your mink hoodie.
Night brings out
her playful side with pleated taffeta dance dresses, tulle baby-dolls
and flirty ombre chiffon cocktail dresses. For the most glamorous events
I see her in colors the shades of the richest minerals; ruby, malachite,
anthracite, alabaster, amethyst and amber. I also touched upon a new
structured silhouette, it is at once vintage and modern. The sky's the
limit for this urban jetsetter.
Detroit-born Kevan Hall's fashion creativity emerged early. By the age
of seven, he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer. After attending
Cass Technical High School in Detroit, where he studied fashion design,
he won first place as "Designer of Tomorrow" - a scholarship sponsored
by the Los Angeles-based Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
While studying in California, he made a vision-enhancing trip to Europe,
where at the houses of Cardin, Dior and most notably, Givenchy his
lifelong love of luxury and haute couture was once again sparked. Upon
graduation from the Fashion Institute, he received the Peacock Award for
Outstanding Fashion Design".
Redefining glamour for a new generation is an interpretive art.
Redefining the hallowed house of Halston into the next millennium was an
even more challenging task. But Kevan Hall--who stepped into the
prestigious position of Design and Creative Director from fall 1998 -
spring 2000 revived the dormant brand to its former glory. His sleek
eveningwear was worn by a distinguished coterie of celebrated artists-
including Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett, Charlize Theron,
and Salma Hayek.
2002, he launched his own signature, Kevan Hall Collection with a
fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable
tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes; Hall has a
natural design sense of sophisticated elegance and uncluttered modern
design. Hall's designs have been embraced by fashion retailers and the
press. In 2001, Absolut Vodka honored Hall by showcasing his
spring collection in their
Tribute to African Designers
tour. His lovely atelier in Los Angeles was featured in the July 2002
issue of Interior Design magazine.
confirmed his keen eye for design and impeccable color sense. Also in
2002, Hall won the 47th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award in
Chicago as Designer of the Year. In 2005, Hall was awarded
'stylemaker of the Year by Life & Style Magazine for his
drop-dead glamour as seen on the red carpet with Vivica A. Fox,
Virginia Madsen, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon,
Geena Davis, Debra Messing, Drew Barrymore and Renee Zellweger. The
best surprise was when Felicity Huffman won for Best Actress in a
Comedy Series at the 2005 Emmy's wearing his rouge silk gown
with Swarovski crystal accents. He's the man! she said as she
credited Hall for dressing her.
November 2005, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger invited
Hall to help promote California fashion in his Made in
California Expo in Beijing, China. There he dressed California's First
Lady, Maria Shriver in a dramatic black Lyon lace gown and showed his
designs in the gala fashion show to the Chinese as well as international
April 2006, Hall was honored to be named one of Los Angeles
Treasures by the Central City Association of Los Angeles for his
outstanding achievements in the community of Angelenos.
Hall has made guest appearances on national TV shows such as Inside
Edition, Extreme Makeover, The Better Half, SoapTalk, the Jane Pauley
Show, TV Guide's- the Fashion Team, and E! Fashion Police
where he discussed fashion's current trends on and off the Red Carpet.
He has given lectures at the Norman Lear Center of the University of
Southern California and for the Costume Council at the Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art on his inspirations and influences when designing
With his own Signature collection, his philosophy of fashion has
remained true to those early days. "I enjoy the process of design from
concept to execution," he states. "But the most gratifying part is
seeing a design come to life on a beautiful woman." Rejecting trends
and fads in favor of a lasting signature look, Hall's hallmark of
glamour with a modern sensibility is a priceless gift to the welcoming