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Delvin McCray

Chicago, IL

Age: 26

Delvin McCray has a love for the fine arts that blossomed in his early years. He was one of ten kids and art became an outlet to express himself during his sheltered and strict childhood. This ultimately led him to major in Fashion Design at Columbia College Chicago. He describes fashion as his “fate” and can’t imagine doing anything else as a career. After an internship, which honed his skills in couture sewing and bespoke suit tailoring, he created his namesake brand, drawing inspiration from the Elizabethan era. His aesthetic, described as dark romanticism, influences everything from his avant-garde designs to his ready-to-wear clothing. He designs for strong men and women who like to avoid trends and have a desire to make their mark on the world. His two proudest moments were being in Barbara Bates’ fashion show and having his clothes featured in British Vogue in the February, March, and April 2019 issues. He also competed in the Driehaus Design Initiative Competition in 2016. In his free time, when he is not designing or working at Saks Fifth Avenue, he loves to read Japanese manga. Delvin hopes to showcase his unique aesthetic through his strong pattern making, sewing, and construction skills.