Earlier this year Kerby Jean-Raymond, the founder and creative director of Pyer Moss, released the "They Have Names" T-shirt as a way to bring attention to police brutality after the tragic events that took place around the country. Although he originally felt hesitant to release the politically driven piece, he is now taking his activism even further with a new film.
This season Jean-Raymond will be presenting a film during Pyer Moss' New York Fashion Week presentation that will address the problems with racism in policing and he is describing it as his version of "We are the World." According to The Washington Post, the project will include interviews with people like Kehinde Wiley, Victor Cruz, and several family members of victims.
With NYFW around the corner, the designer anticipates that he will have to feature an abridged version of the film during his womenswear debut in September, with a full-length release at a later date.