Apr 20

The Imagination Project


April 20, 2024

06:00 pm


Charlotte, NC based Fashion & Footwear Designer, Kimani Bethune-Jones started honing his skills in clothing design back in 2016. He designed his first sneaker in 2018 and later launched his 1st business Ascend MMXVII with his former College teammate which started out as a leather backpack company, which sold out in their first quarter of business. He then released his first sneaker in 2019 with Ascend MMXVII, where they sold out in the first few months. A former college athlete who draws inspiration from anime, sci-fi, action movies and sports. He blends these inspirations to create designs that tell a story of his interest and motivation.