Stevie Wonder's Model Son Kailand Shares Rare Photo with Famous Dad on His Birthday
Rising model and fashion designer Kailand Morris shared a rare photo of his father, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Stevie Wonder on social media.
Kailand Morris recently shared a never-before-seen photo of himself alongside his father, Stevie Wonder. He posted the snap on Instagram in honor of the veteran musician who celebrated his birthday on May 13.
The photo showed Kailand, clad in an orange jacket and leather pants, posing beside the Grammy Hall of Famer who donned a matching dark blue long-sleeved shirt and pants and white sneakers.
Stevie Wonder during his live performance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on January 11, 2017. | Photos Getty Images
Sitting on a chair and wearing his signature black bandana and shades, Wonder looked away from the camera. Kailand held a bottle of champagne while displaying his blonde dreadlocks.
The 19-year-old style maven greeted not only his father during his special day; he also greeted his younger brother, Mandla, who shares the same birthday as the 71-year-old music legend. He wrote:
"Birthday men. I love you both so much!"
Just as he gifted his father a bottle of expensive champagne, Kailand marked his brother's 16th birthday with a new tattoo on his arm. He patterned his new ink after Mandla's childhood picture.
Many fans adored Kailand's new tattoo and extended their birthday greetings to his brother and the "Isn't She Lovely" singer. One follower noted that he was making both birthday boys happy and proud.
More than a year after his internship, he launched his brand, House of Krom.
Wonder shares Kailand and Mandla with his ex-wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. The Saginaw, Michigan-native and Morris were married for 14 years until their divorce in 2015.
The former couple's combined talents in entertainment and fashion are evident in their children. Mandla had his taste of the industry when he joined "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" in 2018.
Stevie Wonder and his son, Kailand Morris holding a bottle of champagne. | Photo: instagram.com/kailandmorris
As for his brother, Kailand initially followed in Wonder's footsteps in music. He used to play drums with the award-winning musician but he later shifted his path to the fashion industry.
He interned under fashion designer Kim Jones for Dior Men in 2019. He noted that the work was challenging as he had to track samples and organize racks of delicate clothing and accessories.
Even though Kailand spent much of his internship doing menial tasks, he came out feeling inspired. He also developed a deep appreciation for fashion and design.
More than a year after his internship, he launched his brand, House of Krom. He has collaborated with Italian sportswear label, Iceberg, on a capsule collection.