Kerby Jean-Raymond took to a theatre with propensity tonight to accept a FN’s 2018 Collaboration of a Year Award in New York.
“I’m starting to get unequivocally used to this. Let’s keep this going. we wish like 5 some-more of these in 2019,” pronounced a owner and artistic executive of Pyer Moss, who won a FN Achievement Award for his Reebok by Pyer Moss collaboration.
“I started conceptualizing since we wanted to be a sneaker designer, and somehow, by accident, we became a conform designer. It wasn’t intentional. And I’m happy that Reebok has given me a event to kind of segue behind to where we started,” the Haitian-American engineer shared.
Jean-Raymond also suggested that when he was looking for a association to partner with, Reebok stood out to him for a specific reason. “A lot of people wanted to keep me in a box,” he explained. “My work is political, so we was offering domestic things, and we was offering things that were privately black or privately street. And Reebok said, ‘Do whatever a f**k we want,’ and that was immediately a ideal compare for me.”
The engineer went on to tell a room that they have a ability to change people’s lives by giving them a entrance that Reebok gave him. “There are so many people that demeanour like me, and there are so many kids that come from my credentials that are equally as gifted who are not given a opportunity, who are not means to demonstrate themselves on these stages, who are not means to win CFDA awards, who are not means to come here and win Footwear News awards only since they don’t have a right access. They’re not put in a right rooms. And everybody in this room has a ability to strech down — only strech down — and you’ll be astounded what we find. Reebok did it, and we guys can do it.”
The FN Achievement Awards is a night in that business leaders, A-list celebrities, big-name influencers and some-more accumulate during a IAC Building in New York to commend and applaud maestro brands, rising talents and revitalized retailers (watch a livestream here).
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