Future Hall of Famer and New York Jet legend Darrelle Revis has entered into a two-year apparel deal with tailored sportswear brand DYNE. The debut DYNE X dr collection will launch at New York Fashion Week in February, where they will present the fall/winter 2019 line. The collaboration marks Revis’ first apparel venture post NFL retirement along with his passion for stylish, quality athletic wear.
Seeking out a game-changing fashion designer, Revis connected with DYNE founder and creative director Christopher Bevans, former lead designer for both Sean John and Rocawear, director of urban apparel design for Nike, and creative director for Billionaire Boys Club. Both champions within their respective professions, the two formed a relationship that would lead to the development and creation of the DYNE X dr capsule collection. Revis and Bevans have been working side by side at DYNE’s headquarters in Portland on their debut unisex line that includes futuristic graphic tees, shorts, hoodies, and joggers for the lifestyle enthusiast with a love for sports.
“As a professional athlete, dressing with style had to do with your performance come game day,” said Revis. “It’s truly an honor to work alongside Christopher at DYNE as a co-designer. I am a huge admirer of Christopher’s work so once I was given the opportunity to work with him and his brand, it felt like the right combination for us to create something special.”
“Growing up in the Tri-State area, football was an important part of my life,” added Bevans. “When the opportunity to work with Darrelle presented itself, I could not say no. His style, both on and off the field, is an inspiration to me and I’m excited to bring that style to a new line. His hands-on approach to design along with his passion for perfection will shine through every piece.”
While more details of the first capsule will be revealed closer to the launch, the duo are incorporating a technology feature in each garment. NFC, or near-field communication technology, the same connectivity that powers mobile paying services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, will allow wearers to learn more about a piece by using the Decode NFC scanning app on their phone. In addition to NFC technology, the offerings of DYNE X dr are made of high-end, sustainable functional fabrics with antimicrobial and wicking properties, waterproof fibers, and reflective features.