6.28.2006

Malcolm Harris

The tag will say Mal Sirrah, which is the designers last name backwards. A very casual approach to some very detailed clothing. A search on Mr. Harris will turn up a history that implies he doesn't take himself too seriously; yet I soon learned that he's one determined designer with a quiet celebrity following, and at one time was backed by Madonna. When Mal Sirrah was launched the designer showed in his Harlem townhouse and sent editors the now infamous tee shirt "Naomi slapped me... and I slapped her back"(still availabe for you guys who want to show your support for the maids). 200 editors responded and found a collection that was well worth the trip. I've been dispensing fashion branding advice for a few years now, and the unfortunate thing is that you often have to have a catch to grab attention; I think this guy knows how to grab it and make it stick. And that's my design within design today kids.

5 comments:

Nikki said...

Gorgeous dress.

Anonymous said...

Only on Clothes Pin can I find a new designer that truly inspires me the way that this designer has and does. I too have been following his career since the first time I came across an article in the New York Times and almost felt disappointed in my beloved fashion industry that I had never heard of him before. I actually saw his fall line via his website and it was truly one of the most stunning that I have ever seen. Luckily I work at Barneys New York and immediately passed his information on to one of our head buyers that also fell in love with Mal Sirrah / Malcolm Harris. I truly do believe that this young man will be one of the major players very soon. Clothes Pin you ROCK!

Anonymous said...

I am such a huge fan. Was fortunate to meet the designer at the CFDA party recently. Gorgeous clothes and super hot designer.

Anonymous said...

I must agree with the above comment - when i first saw this guy - i was like screw Tom Ford this man is beyond sexy - and he makes the most beautiful clothes I have seen in a long time - why don't we see more of him.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the blogger above - i met him recently and thought to muyself "screw tom ford" this guy is beyond sexy - why is it we don't see more him - not to mention - he does some of the most beautiful clothes in the business,

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