Detroit-born Kevan Hall's fashion creativity emerged early. By the age of seven, he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer. Years later, while studying in California, he made a vision-enhancing trip to Europe where his lifelong love of luxury and haute couture was sparked.
Redefining glamour for a new generation is an interpretive art. Redefining the hallowed house of Halston into the next millennium was an even more challenging task. But Kevan Hall--who stepped into the prestigious position of Design and Creative Director from Fall 1998 - 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 2002, 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. Hall’s designs have been embraced by fashion retailers and the press. 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 Willliams, Virginia Madsen, Katherine Heigl, Debra Messing, Tariji P. Hensen and later Ms. Ruby Dee for her 2008 Oscar nomination and Gabourey Sidibe for her 2010 Golden Globe nod. Felicity Huffman won “Best Actress in a Comedy Series” at the 2005 Emmy’s wearing his rouge silk gown with Swarovski crystal accents. Both Alfre Woodard and Tatiana Ali won NAACP Image Awards wearing Kevan Hall, 2013. 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, 2015.
Hall has made guest appearances on national TV shows such as Inside Edition, Extreme Makeover, The Better Half, SoapTalk, the Jane Pauley Show, TV Guide’s- the Fashion Team and E! Fashion Police where he discussed fashion‘s current trends on and off the Red Carpet. Hall was also featured on Kimora Lee Simmons: Life in the Fab Lane as he dressed her for Vogue’s Met Ball. Hairstylist to the stars, Kim Kimble’s LA Hair created a fashion photo shoot featuring the Kevan Hall Signature collection in Fall 2012 and a fashion show presentation for Spring 2013.
He has given lectures at the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California and for the Costume Council at the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art on his inspirations and influences when designing his collection.
Spring 2011 marks the launch of his premiere bridal collection, Kevan Hall White Label in New York which was extremely well received by both the bridal press and retailers. It took his glamourous aesthetic from the red carpet to the white carpet.
In 2013 he designs Kevan Hall INSPIRATION, a collection of dresses and separates for QVC UK and HSE24 Italia with much success.
With his own Signature collection, his philosophy of fashion has remained true to those early days. "I enjoy the process of design from concept to execution," he states. "But the most gratifying part is seeing a design come to life on a beautiful woman." Rejecting trends and fads in favor of a lasting signature look, Hall's hallmark of glamour with a modern sensibility is a priceless gift to the welcoming world.