As a designer who is known for his lush inspirations and designing richly storied collections, Kevan Hall lives his life on a visual safari of sorts. For Spring 2023, the designer took his sketchbook south of the border to Todos Santos, Mexico, where he found himself enthralled by the burgeoning community of local artisans that call the region home. Hall’s inspiration took final form when he checked into Hotelito, where he was surrounded by a feast of vibrant colors, textures, and clean architectural lines that define the décor of the hotel. The saturated palette of persimmon, fuchsia, yellow, azure, and violet all of which are just a stone’s throw away from the crystal-clear turquoise ocean, are the final ingredients in the fashionable feast of the collection that was sent down the runway for the season.
“These are clothes that women can wear effortlessly for day…cotton embroidered dresses, neon brights, summer tweeds, graphic-printed georgettes are casual & chic.” – Kevan Hall
Spring 2023 also saw the launch of a capsule handbag and belt collection, all created in Italy with the interlocked “KH” monogram logo that will be a signature of the collection going forward. The bags are made of some of the finest Italian leathers on the market, some with perforated detailing.
Ken Downing, Creative Director of Halston was on hand for the show and summed up his feelings about the collection as, “A shared love of femininity and sensuality, Halston alum Kevan Hall gives women a reason to get dressed up this coming Spring. Fresh florals and ribbon infused tweeds in saturated shades of pinks, coral, yellow, and more, will move effortlessly from day to evening. Graphic black and white brilliantly blocked to contrasting perfection or as an artisanal print came together with shocking pink belts.” Downing concludes, “I’m in love with Kevan’s cargo pocket ball skirt in pink with a white eyelet blouse and equally as crazy about his candy rainbow beaded fringe on a lagoon blue column, both favorites! Can it be Spring tomorrow?”
About Kevan Hall
Detroit-born Kevan Hall knew by the age of seven that he wanted to be a fashion designer. He embraced haute couture as an interpretive art form, setting out to redefine glamour for a new generation. He stepped into role of Design and Creative Director at the hallowed house of Halston in the Fall of 1998 determined to revive the dormant brand. By Spring of 2000 he had dressed a distinguished coterie that included Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek.
He launched his signature Kevan Hall Collection in 2002, a reflection of a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped silhouettes uncluttered by modern design.
Hall also founded the The Novus Forum, an international collective trade show to support womenswear and accessory designers, that has become a fashion destination for global buyers during the New York fashion market. In 2018, he co-founded the Black Design Collective, an organization that supports young costume and fashion designers in the form of scholarships, education and business workshops and mentorships.