Stars rushed to take their seats as one of the city’s most consistent designers, Kevan Hall, showed off his 2008 spring line at L.A.’s Fashion Week. “He’s one of my favorites,” gushed actress Nia Long. “He just gets ‘sexy,’ he gets ‘modern.’ [His clothes] fit like a glove and fit right in all of the right places.” “Ugly Betty”‘s Vanessa Williams is also a fan of Kevan’s; he dressed her for the Emmys. Alive with rusts, golds and blues, Kevan’s new line of evening gowns, jackets and dresses were preceded by a lively band of tribal dancers and even a stilt walker. The African theme was carried throughout the collection in the beading, safari patterns and rich silk fabrics.
“I looked back at the beautiful people and the incredible country in terms of the embroideries and the beading that exists there,” Kevan says. “We pulled from the Dinka tribe and we pulled from the Masai.”