Grayling Purnell is part of a new wave of American designers proving the country’s fashion isn’t limited to floaty dresses and swimwear. Professionally trained in both Menswear and Womenwear. Based out of New York City and Los Angeles. His work has been featured in Vogue China, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar Magazines.
Former Child Star, Actor, Model, Singer and Dancer turned Fashion Designer. Featured in my first movie at the age of 8 (Meteor Man, directed and written by Robert Townsend). I have always worn custom clothing. As a child my mother always included me in the design process of getting my own clothes custom created. Started my first clothing line Orphic Streetwear in September of 2013 within the next six(6) months designed Six Shirts in Top Man in London, UK in Oxford Circus. Attended Parson's New School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology in August 2014. Launched his Signature Line House of Grayling Purnell, in September of 2015. His voluminous separates and side cascade detailing are subtly man repelling, while more sharply tailored pieces are sure to get the tick of approval from both sexes. Since its’ start The House of Grayling Purnell has been seen on multiple hit reality shows, red carpets, and runways. Grayling Purnell has been Collections has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan Within the last year Grayling has produced 3 original collections, the first with Couture Fashion Week during NYFW, the second with Style Fashion Week during Palms Springs Fashion Week, a collection was with OUT Magazine, Lexus and Hilton, in New York City, Two LAFW with Art Hearts Fashion and another Show with Palms Springs Fashion Week during Coachella. Grayling Purnell completed 5 Collections within a year and half all on his own! His runway gowns have taken red carpets by storm and have gone viral on media outlets such as E News, Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, BET, VH1, MTV, Daily News, Mediatakeout, The Shade Room, and the list continues. Grayling Purnell has been seen on Celebrities such as Bryshere Yazuan Gray from FOX’s EMPIRE, Wyclef Jean, Alexis Sky, Reign Edwards, Kate Linder, Garments were featured in a Snoop Dogg and Young Dolph music video, Christian Isaiah from Shamless, Jojo from Love and Hip Hop, Tana Mongeau, Prince from Love and Hip Hop, and the list goes on. In 2018 Grayling Purnell was honored and received the 2018 Cinemoi’s Emerging Designer of the Year while only learning how to sew three and half years prior. Grayling Purnell has a large social media following and active fanbase who keep his brand relevant by liking, sharing, commenting, and viewing his posts.