American heritage outdoor brand Eddie Bauer has tapped a streetwear stalwart as its first creative director, WWD has learned exclusively.
Seasoned designer Christopher Bevans has joined the brand, bringing experience from Sean Jean, Billionaire Boys Club, Yeezy, Nike and his own label Dyne, to lead technical and trend innovation across the men’s and women’s lines.
Fila and Bevans first worked together on a tennis-inspired Renno footwear release in September 2021, but the Bevans Park Collection dresses Fila's top-ranked players in designs created by Bevans and tuned to the desert environment of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The inaugural 2022 class will have access to insight from program mentor and DYNE creative director Christopher Bevans, whose previous credits also include work with Yeezy and the MacArthur Foundation.
Christopher Bevans was awarded with The Woolmark Company's inaugural Innovation Award for his submission, an '80s-inspired technical snowboarding wardrobe, done under his brand DYNE. “It's an honor,” says Bevans in a statement issued to the press. “We pushed so hard and to be recognized for this is incredible. It doesn't get more special.”