Ask the Designer: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?
"I grew up in the era of Michael Jackson. His amazing outfits inspired me to find a way to express my creativity through fashion. I was also influenced by what Dapper Dan from Harlem was doing for high-end streetwear. I now enjoy constructing garments on the sewing machine and seeing the end results of my designs."
HIVE FASHION @ NYPL
Celebrate your style with fashion designer Chris Bevans of Billionaire Boy's Club, in a special look behind the catwalks and runways of the industry. Find out what trends are happening in the fashion world, what skills designers need to be a cut above the rest, and how teens across the world are looking at fashion as a means of expression, creation, and remixing.
URBAN GOODS : TALKS WITH CHRISTOPHER BEVANS
When not making bespoke clothing for the likes of Mos Def and Jay-Z, Christopher Bevans can be found interpreting Pharrell’s vision as the Creative Director at Billionare Boys Club. Originally trained as a tailor, Bevans’ career has seen him progress into all sectors of the fashion world. It is clear that Bevans’ success is down to his modesty, skill and his background, that has allowed him to dissect the science of it all. Read what Bevans had to say below.
MIT MEDIA LAB : NEW FELLOWS
What does the co-creator of Lost and director of the next Star Wars film have to do with an international chess grandmaster? A successful fashion designer? The author of a New York Times bestseller? All are members of the MIT Media Lab’s first group of Director’s Fellows, announced last month in a Media Lab blog post.
LEARN. BUILD. CREATE.
Following President Obama’s inauguration on Monday, leaders in entertainment, government and philanthropy came together to raise support for programs focused on the future of learning, at a non-partisan after-hours event sponsored by SimCity and produced by CBAtelier.
TEAM-BUILDING AT : INNOVATOR'S GUILD DETROIT
CBA founder Christopher Bevans, joins MIT Media Lab, IDEO and the Knight Foundation for a weekend of team-building at Innovator's Guild Detroit. IG Detroit, an MIT initiative helmed by Media Lab director Joi Ito, is a team-building exercise including some of the brightest innovators across industries, banding together to rethink food production and sustainability.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN INGENUITY AWARDS
On November 28th we had the privilege of being guests at the Smithsonian
American Ingenuity Awards - arguably the most inspiring event of the year.
Honored for being the most innovative individuals in their fields, award
winners included Esperanza Spalding, Bryan Stevenson, Elon Musk, Pardis
Sabeti, Jack Andraka, and Sebastian Thrun.
Tim Gunn X CBA X HIVE FASHION
We recently had the pleasure of having Tim Gunn come out to one of our
HIVE Fashion sessions to give the kids and overview of the fashion industry
from his perspective. Such a generous and supportive human being, Gunn
stayed for two hours, sharing stories of his experience, answering the
students’ questions – and he even gave everyone an autographed copy of his
new book TIM GUNN’S FASHION BIBLE