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 Celene 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.
The industry felt an immediate impact as the accolades rolled in: 47th Annual Gold Coast Fashion “Designer of the Year” in Chicago 2002; Life and Style magazine “Stylemaker of the Year 2008”. His “drop-dead glamour” on the red carpet dressed Vanessa Williams, Virginia Madsen, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Sandra Oh, Ms. Ruby Dee for her 2008 Oscar nomination and Gabourey Sidibe for her 2010 Golden Globe nod. Felicity Huffman wore his rouge silk gown with Swarovski crystal accents while winning the 2005 Emmy for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series”. In 2015 Mom’s Allison Janney wore his signature navy off-the-should sequin Jersey gown while winning the Critics’ Choice TV Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”.
European television shopping channels QVC and HSE24 Italy sell the exclusive Kevan Hall Inspiration collection of dresses and separates.
He discusses current trends on and off the red carpet with guest appearances on numerous television shows such as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, Inside Edition and E! Fashion Police with Joan Rivers. Guest lectures at the Norman Lear Center at USC, the Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Fashion Speak conference in Detroit reveal the inspiration and influences that shape his collection.
The Novus Forum international collective trade show he founded to support womenswear and accessory designers has become a fashion destination for global buyers during the New York fashion market.
As a founder of Black Design Collective he gathered support for young costume and fashion designers in the form of scholarships, education and business workshops and mentorships.