Kevan Hall: “Cote d’Azur” Collection
Renowned fashion designer Kevan Hall takes us on a journey through time and elegance with his latest collection for Spring/Summer 2024. Titled “Cote d’Azur,” the collection draws inspiration from the refined and sophisticated era of Deauville, France, during the 1930s, where the epitome of fashion was showcased along the promenade by models donning the creations of leading designers. At Deauville, we also experience high jewelry first worn with a laidback casualness by wealthy socialites.
Just 1,107 kilometers southeast is Cannes, synonymous with the red carpet and considered the biggest European runway for fashion and jewelry. The legacy of Deauville and the continued glamour of the Cannes Film Festival today, have combined to shape Hall’s trademark aesthetic that can be seen in every detail of his SS ’24 Collection.
“Our journey begins with a look to a refined and elegant time in Deauville, the seaside resort in the northeast region of France. If one were in Deauville during the 1930s, they would have seen a continuous display of the best fashions,” Hall explains. “Deauville and Cannes’ rich legacy created by artists, designers, and the film industry is the inspiration for the ‘Cote d’Azur’ collection.”
Among the standout looks was the Cote d’Azur grand plaid column bustier with a side slit. This piece exuded timeless elegance with its over-sized graphic pattern, while the bustier top added a touch of modernity. The daring side slit revealed just the right amount of leg, making it a perfect choice for a sophisticated evening affair.
Another striking ensemble was the multicolored floral bouquet sequin gown. This look effortlessly combined vibrancy with sophistication, making a certain must-have for the 2024 Red Carpet season. Its impeccable tailoring and flattering silhouette made it a standout piece that perfectly captured the spirit of the Kevan Hall show with every stitch.
Adding to the allure of this season’s collection is a collaborative partnership with Chatham, a luxury brand renowned for its laboratory-grown gemstones and diamond jewelry. Chatham’s commitment to merging art and science has made them leaders in the industry, with a history spanning over 80 years. The “Cote d’Azur” collection showcased the designer’s continued dedication to timeless elegance, innovation, and storied inspiration. This offering is a celebration of the rich heritage of France’s legendary Riviera, merged with the visionary creativity of Kevan Hall and the exceptional craftsmanship of Chatham jewels.
About Kevan Hall
Detroit-born, Kevan Hall’s fashion passion ignited in childhood, maturing into a haute couture innovator redefining glamour for a new era. He revitalized Halston as Design and Creative Director from 1998 to 2000, dressing luminaries like Celine Dion and Charlize Theron. Launching his own line in 2001, Hall’s philosophy emphasizes pure style, impeccable tailoring, and sleek silhouettes. Awards including the Gold Coast Fashion Award and “Stylemaker of the Year” highlight his impact. Today, his enduring collections cement Kevan Hall as a heritage brand of timeless elegance.
Chatham masterfully combines art and science. They are the leading luxury brand in laboratory-grown gemstones and diamond jewelry, offering unique designs ranging from classic to contemporary. Chatham is the original architect of the gem-growing industry. Over 80 years ago, Carroll Chatham introduced the world to laboratory-grown emeralds. By duplicating the conditions deep within the earth, his laboratory succeeded in growing a variety of the finest gems over the course of a year’s time. A discovery so unique, it remains a secret to this day. Today, Chatham is recognized as the industry leader in luxury lab-grown gemstones and diamond jewelry.
Featured Photo by Arun Nevader