Young Bevon Brewster‘s new collection is inspired by Japanese manga (Japanese comic books) and anime. With polyester chiffon kimonos, nylon rain jackets, and heavy cotton sweatpants all imprinted with manga inspired images and Chinese lettering, it seems as mixing street wear and manga together can conjure up something tastefully interesting.
Young Bevon Brewster’s new collection is inspired by Japanese manga (Japanese comic book) and anime. With polyester chiffon kimonos, nylon rain jackets, and heavy cotton sweatpants all imprinted with manga inspired images and Chinese lettering it seems as mixing street wear and manga together can conjure up something tastefully interesting. Brevon likes to use fabrics that are not commonly used in fashion. We totally agree with such a concept as he would like to use his fabrics as one of the vessels in proving his innovation amongst his competitors. Brevon says “Everything I design is just under the moniker by Bevon St. Louis in an effort to give the freedom to design without being bogged down with a specific brand.” Having the creative control to make clothing without the restrictions of being obligated to stay on one aesthetic is proof of the versatility that exists within Brevon’s interests. The clothing in the featured photos are part of a collection called Trieste by Bevon St. Louis. The staffs being held by some of the male models along with the karate resembling stances really adds to the Japanese theme as well. Young Bevon seems to really know how to bring the two worlds together and fit them into the aesthetic he’s going for without overdoing or forgetting the theme.
“I grew tired of seeing the same people in the same played out clothes so I took it upon myself to design something that I enjoyed.”
We Asked Brevon what was the inspiration behind this collection and his response was “My audience is the punk club kid scene/soho fashion kids but not limited to them. I want people of any scene who feels confident wearing my clothes to do so.” With the exclusiveness of the cool kids of NY, Brevon is not limiting his customers to them only. His motivation behind making clothing came from his own desire to wear clothing that he could personally relate to. “I grew tired of seeing the same people in the same played out clothes, so I took it upon myself to design something that I enjoyed,” he says. Brevon draws influences from artists such as Patrick Nagel, an American illustrator, Roy Lichtenstein, an American pop artist, and the famous Andy Warhol, another well known American pop artist. Brevon says most of his artwork is an indicative of the emotion of sadness, lamentation, and forlorn. He tries to touch on feelings that most people try to bury in an attempt to help us feel more comfortable with them. Not only has young Brevon dug deeper than just his fabrics but he has took the deep emotions of his audience into consideration. Brevon is currently working on a three piece motor cross line called “Hashiriya” or “Street Racer” in conjunction with an illustrator named James Moore. His base material within that three piece line will be Cordura Nylon, a fabric similar to Kevlar. We look forward to seeing what Brevon does next.