Christopher Bevans

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Christopher Bevans
Christopher Bevans Head shot.jpg
Born (1972-12-22) December 22, 1972 (age 46)
EducationFashion Institute of Technology
OccupationFashion designer, creative director

Christopher Bevans (born 22 December 1972) is an American fashion designer and creative director.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1]


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.[2]

Additionally, Bevans created his own line of custom menswear for celebrities, including Prince,[3] Jay Z, John Legend and LeBron James.[4][5]

Bevans moved to Portland, Oregon in 2006 to join Nike as global design director of urban apparel.[5] 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.[6]

In 2012, Bevans became creative director of Billionaire Boys Club, the clothing line established by Pharrell Williams and Nigo.[7]

In 2013, Bevans was chosen by MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to be part of the inaugural Director's Fellows program,[8][9] 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.”[10]

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.[11] He regularly lectures on mentorship and design, most notably for Cooper Hewitt and Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum.[12]

Since 2014, Bevans is working with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Relativity Media to develop the Beast Mode brand, clothing and accessories line.[13][14]

In 2015, Bevans introduced DYNE, his debut line of tailored, technologically advanced sportswear, at Men's Fashion Week in New York City.[15][16]

In 2017, Bevans won International Woolmark Prize regional final.[17]


  1. ^ Schoenberger, Chana R. (7 June 2004). "Designing Returns -". Forbes. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Thank You Yeezus! Kanye West Debuts Second Collection of Kanye x A.P.C. (PHOTOS)". Global Grind. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Portland fashion designer's career touched by Prince". KPTV. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ Jocheved, Bruria (Nov 2008). ""The Swagger of Christopher Bevans"". Capital City Courier: 5, 13, .
  5. ^ a b McInerny, Vivian. "Top 20 Most Stylish". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  6. ^ Retrokid (2005). ""Breakdown: Blur Ribbon Sports"". Sole Collector (10): 20–22.
  7. ^ Vitale, Colin (12 September 2012). "My Summer Internship With Jay-Z And Pharrell". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Christopher Bevans". MIT Media Lab. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ Morisy, Michael. "J. J. Abrams named MIT Media Lab Fellow". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  10. ^ Rowan, David. "Open university: Joi Ito plans a radical reinvention of MIT's Media Lab". Wired UK. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ "New Work Platform".
  13. ^ Baker, Mike (30 January 2015). "Marshawn Lynch's mode: He's just about that brand, boss". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  14. ^ Rovell, Darren. "Lynch files for trademark to media-day quote". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  15. ^ Hughes, Aria (11 July 2017). "Dyne Men's Spring 2018". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Brand-new lifestyle: luxury fashion brands are embracing the athleisure concept". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  17. ^ Yotka, Steff. "Dyne and Zaid Affas Win the U.S. Woolmark Prize". Vogue. Retrieved 22 August 2017.

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