Local designer shares the importance of black inclusivity in fashion

Kevan Hall is on the frontlines of fashion in support of black designers and jobs fashion related. He's had his own iconic career from Halston to designing for Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron. 

His Los Angeles atelier on Beverly Blvd was named in the LA Times last week among the best in black-owned businesses.

Hall has worked to empower other black creatives in the industry through mentorship and scholarships.

He says without black voices in fashion decisions companies can make international headlines as we've seen for offensive designs and clothing.

Hall is featured in this issue of GenLux Magazine with fashion fit for the coronavirus era, matching masks included.  He says he shipped his Fall 2020 collection to two models and they pulled off the shoot themselves doing their own makeup, hair, and photography. 

Hall has also donated masks and hospital gowns to inner city locations during the pandemic.

Hall was highlighted on FOX 11's series #RaceMatters looking at what's next after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests against police. We turned to Hall for perspective on inclusivity and why it matters.

His items are available on ESTY at www.etsy.com/shop/KevanCares