Dyne Men’s Spring 2019

Christopher Bevans has become skillful at morphing super high-tech fabrics and performance designs with fashion silhouettes that reflect today’s trends. And that was especially evident in his spring presentation for Dyne, which he titled “Future Nomad.”
“We’re bringing our love of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest to the city we grew up in,” said the New York-born designer.

His lineup included a hybrid trenchcoat/anorak with side zippers that looked light as a feather yet had all the necessary performance elements.

Other standouts included an ultralight navy suit with micro-cargo pockets on the sleeves that doubled as an embellishment.

“It’s all about survival skills,” he said.

The use of tie-dye — this season’s omnipresent print — in technical fabrics complemented the painterly abstract print used in paneling strips.

Bevans also stood out from others this season by embedding his well-known near-field communication chip into the garments and allowing the invited show guests to place orders on the spot for pieces from the spring line. “You can get it in four weeks,” he said, before he ships to retail stores in January.

With American fashion’s propensity for performance athleticism, Bevans has been able to find the sweet spot between that and contemporary fashion.

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Bodice, Matthew Miller, Dyne Win International Woolmark Awards

FLORENCE — The Woolmark Company upped the ante this season, presenting not two, but three, awards to emerging designers from around the world.
In addition to the men’s and women’s wear winners, the 2018 edition of the International Woolmark Prize also marked the presentation of the inaugural Innovation award. This award was created in partnership with Fashion Tech Lab and rewarded the brand with the most innovative and creative wool fabrication, process or development.
Dyne, a collection of high-tech men’s wear created by Portland, Ore.-based Christopher Bevans, scored the Innovation award and $ 100,000.
The other winners were Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva for women’s wear, and Matthew Miller for his eponymously named men’s line. Bodice had won the regional final for India, Pakistan and Middle East, while Miller had won the British Isles competition. Both Sachdeva and Miller will receive 200,000 Australian, or $ 153,400, to help fund the development of their businesses.
The winners were revealed during an event at Stazione Leopoldo following the first day of the Pitti Uomo show here.
Inspired by designer and philosopher Dieter Rams, Miller incorporated multifunctional elements in his collection such as a belt system that converted a garment into an accessory. He also treated wool in a variety of

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The Rise of Dyne

The buzz is building for Christopher Bevans.
The founder and designer of Dyne men’s wear recently scored the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize USA’s regional award and he’s also up for the international finals where his six-piece merino wool capsule collection will face off against others from around the world for the chance to win $ 158,366.
For the Woolmark competition, Bevans designed a technical snowboarding outfit with an NFC chip embedded into the water-resistant wool jacket to track users in the case of avalanches. The piece prompted Kate Lanphear, a judge and brand consultant, to remark that “his pieces were so extremely innovative.”
That’s not surprising considering Bevans was educated in high-level technology during a stint at MIT’s Media Lab and incorporates such advances as near-field communication chips into his garments to communicate data on everything from fabric specs to YouTube videos.
A New York native, Bevans learned the apparel trade from his grandmother, who was a dressmaker. Over the course of his career, he has worked with celebrities such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Damon Dash, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. He also served as Nike’s design director for urban apparel before he branched out and created Dyne with a goal to redefine the

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