Christopher Bevans is designing for the street champion. That’s how he described his customer, who might not play sports on a day-to-day basis but is an athlete in the game of life.
“I’m never going to be a running company,” Bevans said. “My line is about performance but always with lifestyle in mind.”
Bevans brightened things up for his second showing at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, using pops of fuchsia, teal, chartreuse and mauve along with neutrals that grounded the lineup.
Bevans reconfigured active staples. He used an inverted zipper on a hooded anorak, added sheer quilting details on a polka dot bomber and added subtle motocross seaming on a pair of joggers.
A few looks appeared as if they were regular street clothes: a denim shirt, a khaki mac and ombré T-shirts, but they were all made from performance materials with wicking, cooking and other body regulating technologies.
Bevans is not stranger to athletic and streetwear categories, he held stints at Nike, Sean John and Rocawear, and his latest offering shows his past experiences along with his ability to push things forward.
See More From the Men’s 2018 Collections:
Todd Snyder Men’s Spring 2018: The designer revealed a much baggier silhouette for spring.
Private Policy Men’s Spring 2018: Although Western references are not new in men’s wear, Private Policy’s adventurous version offered a unique and fresh perspective.
R. Swiader Men’s Spring 2018: Rafal Swiader played with hard and soft, showing more structured pieces with more fluid items such as linen overalls and sheer blouses.
Maiden Noir Men’s Spring 2018: The brand juxtaposed a California beach vibe with Vietnam-era protests.
Heliot Emil Men’s Spring 2018: The collection was inspired by post-combat stress.