|Education||Fashion Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||Fashion designer, creative director|
Christopher Bevans (born 22 December 1972) is an American fashion designer and creative director.
Early life and education
Christopher Bevans was born in Brooklyn, New York City to parents of Jamaican and Belizean descent. He grew up in Rochester, New York. Bevans started as an apprentice to a tailor as a teenager and became the shop's owner at 19.
Bevans returned to New York City for his education, majoring in textiles at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working as a freelance tailor in fashion and advertising, including Ang Lee's work for BMW Films.
After college, Bevans developed his skills as a designer for Sean John, where he worked on the CFDA award-winning 2004 collection, and as a senior designer for Rocawear, where he worked on Kanye West's unreleased first clothing line, Pastelle, created in collaboration with West on The College Dropout tour.
Bevans moved to Portland, Oregon in 2006 to join Nike as global design director of urban apparel. At Nike, he led the design of the Air Force 1 25th Anniversary campaign, the Blue Ribbon Sports collection, Roger Federer's "RF" logo and Kanye West's first collaboration with Nike on the Air Max 1.
In 2013, Bevans was chosen by MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to be part of the inaugural Director's Fellows program, defined by Ito as "extraordinary individuals from a broad range of sectors and geographies to join us in doing collaborative research and to expand our growing global community.”
Bevans joined speakers at the Media Lab's first Platform Summit, to address an audience of business and thought leaders in science, technology, finance, politics, education, media, design and the arts. He regularly lectures on mentorship and design, most notably for Cooper Hewitt and Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum.
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