Detroit-born, Kevan Hall's fashion creativity emerged early. By the age of seven, he knew 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.
Redefining the hallowed house of Halston into the next millennium was an even more challenging task. But Hall—who respectfully stepped into the position of Design and Creative Director from Fall 1998 to Spring 2000—revived the dormant brand to its former glory. His sleek eveningwear was worn by a distinguished coterie of celebrated artists including Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, and Salma Hayek.
In 2001, he launched his own signature, Kevan Hall Collection with a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes; Hall has a natural design sense of sophisticated elegance and uncluttered modern design.
In 2002, Hall won the 47th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award in Chicago as “Designer of the Year”. In 2005, Hall was awarded “Stylemaker of the Year” by Life & Style Magazine for his ‘drop-dead glamour’ as seen on the red carpet with Vanessa Williams, Virginia Madsen, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, and Sandra Oh. Legendary red carpet moments included Ms. Ruby Dee, for her 2008 Oscar nomination, and Gabourey Sidibe, for her 2010 Golden Globe nomination. Felicity Huffman won “Best Actress in a Comedy Series” at the 2005 Emmy’s wearing his rouge silk gown with Swarovski crystal accents. Mom’s Allison Janney took home the Critics’ Choice TV Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in his Signature navy off-the-shoulder sequin jersey gown in 2015.
Hall has made guest appearances on numerous national TV 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—where he discussed fashions’ current trends on and off the red carpet.
Throughout Europe, he sold his exclusive collection of dresses and separates, Kevan Hall Inspiration on tv shopping channels QVC and HSE24 Italy.
He has given lectures at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California, for the Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and “Fashion Speak” conference in Detroit on his inspirations and influences when designing his collection.
Hall is a founder of The Novus Forum, an international collective trade show that features luxury womenswear and accessory designers. It has become the fashion destination for global buyers during the NY fashion market.
Hall gives back as one of the founders of Black Design Collective, a nonprofit established to create scholarships, educational and business workshops, and mentorships for young designers to pursue a career in fashion and costume design.
After decades of experience, and the refinement of his craft, Hall has produced collections that will last for generations. His creative direction and global vision has produced timeless signature pieces, making Kevan Hall a new millenia heritage brand.