At the foundation of this House lies the structure and beauty of corsetry, beadwork, and tailoring. Artistically blending luxury and romance, with refined innovation, Delvin McCray's garments are made with meticulous precision by skilled artisans in his atelier. With every drape and mold passing through the crafters hand, patternmakers and other masters of the trade take unique shapes to flat pattern and then to finished pieces of art.
Made solely in the Chicagoland area, this brand holds quality and the traditional craftsmanship to the highest degree, allowing both ready-to-wear and couture pieces to thrive under one roof.
Delvin McCray Biography
Delvin McCray launched his self titled brand in 2016, with the vision to make clothing to change the way people feel, utilizing couture techniques and a blend of sublime power. Born and raised in Chicago, Delvin was trained in the fine arts from an early age, yet realized his obsession with fashion as a teen. He completed his degree in Fashion Design at Columbia College Chicago where he was obtained awards in several competitions such as The Richard Driehaus Design Initiative, The AGG Sustainable Fashion Show, The Stanley Paul Foundation Scholarship, The Chicago Fashion Foundation Fashion Competition, and Autohaus: Launch Driving Fashion Forward Competition.
Lead by his love for the craft, Delvin pursued studying under a master tailor for a few years and moved on to study under a master corset maker in London. Following the footsteps of couturiers that he admired, he also was trained in couture beadwork, which all have become apart of the DNA of the brand.
Today, Delvin runs his business from his showroom located in Bridgeport, offering luxury retail and striking couture garments and bespoken suits with the highest skill. His private clientele notes his attention to detail and exquisite fabric election from all over the world.
Delvin McCray officially launched his namesake brand at the age of 24. Following an intense internship where he learned to master the craft of couture sewing and bespoke suit tailoring, Delvin developed a following with private clients across the chicagoland area and neighboring suburbs. After opening his first atelier and showroom in 2016, he introduced the diffusion line REDD by Delvin McCray, offering more affordable dresses and daywear.
Delvin continues to develop the eminently sought out luxury brand with profound expertise in corsetry, tailoring, and couture bead work. Sourcing fabrications and notions around the globe, skilled hands meticulously craft each garment, artistically emulating a dark romantic semblance.