Kyle Denman is a fashion designer and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Before entering the fashion industry, Denman studied political science. Having always loved art growing up, he craved creative expression and freedom and moved to Los Angeles to pursue fashion design in 2016. Even without prior design experience prior to his move, Denman has received numerous accolades for his work.
Currently, Denman teaches fashion design and art to at-promise youth. Many of his students are systems-impacted and have experienced trauma, such as trafficking, unhousing, gang violence, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Through the lenses of fashion, art, and design, Denman teaches these youth social-emotional skills—a former student explained that his programming saved her life and taught her how to love herself.
Denman's mission is to use his own platform and privilege to create social change, share cultural narratives, and humanize the experiences of underserved communities through artistic mediums. He believes fashion is an all-encompassing art that is movement, design, and architecture juxtaposed in political, social, and cultural contexts. As a fashion designer, Denman is known for his avant-garde creations, unique silhouettes and construction techniques, and emotional storytelling.
2022 MUSE Design Award Platinum Award
2021 International Design Awards Fashion Designer of the Year
2021 International Design Awards Gold in Avant-Garde Womenswear
2021 International Design Awards Gold in Haute Couture Womenswear
2021 International Design Awards Gold in Runway Collections
2021 30 Under 30 Changemaker in Education
2018 Young Fashion Designer of the Year
2016 Project Runway Remake It Work Grand Prize Winner