Fashion Slam Dunk

Mike Dixon

Cavier Coleman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan during its financial crisis. Cavier’s innate athleticism secured him a basketball scholarship to Emmanuel College. The talented young man thrived during his second year of college, which abruptly ended when a model scout discovered him. The nineteen-year-old immediately launched his career as an international model, which spanned the globe from New York to South Africa. During his travels, the pensive adventurer embarked on a quest in pursuit of artistic expression.

Cavier quickly found himself on the other side of the camera’s lens in the role of photographer. His meticulous attention to detail, distinct point of view, and ambition positioned him at the forefront of fashion media. As a photographer, Cavier has worked with top agencies such as DNA, Request, and Ford Models.

He gained notoriety after his photographs appeared in Complex and Interview, among other publications. During this time, his client list grew to include brands such as Puma, Footaction, Hudson Jeans, and Jack Threads, to name a few. Currently, he is director of photography for Chris Brown’s brand Black Pyramid, Soulja Boy’s brand Hudson Outerwear, and Pro Standard, a premium leather sports headwear and clothing brand that is an official partner of the NBA, NFL, and MLB. Raising the bar, Pro Standard enters the marketplace not just ready to “play ball” but to play it in style. The brand offers the highest quality fabrics, leathers, and suedes constructed with meticulous attention to detail. Each piece is made to exceed the standards of the most accomplished athletes in the world. There are no competitors in the same league. The athletic brand offers styles that you will see some of your favorite professional basketball, football, and baseball players wearing.

Cavier has been featured in fashion magazines as well as in popular hip-hop blogs such as as well as for his accomplishments, not just as a photographer and model, but as a musician and painter. The artist digitally imposed his paintings on the Nike logo and created fun edits for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, they are not for sale. The edits are the embodiment of Nike’s philosophy and motto “Just Do it!” So he did it. The photographer shot boxing champion Jarmell as well as Italian super model Andrea Denver, who is known for being fit and fashionable, for Chris Brown’s clothing line Black Pyramid prior to being recruited by Pro Standard to capture the newest trends in athletic gear. The former model has appeared in sneaker ads himself. Now, he works as a director of photography, shooting catalogue, lifestyle, commercial, and editorial photographs for brands including Puma, Footaction, Pro Standard, and more. It’s no surprise that Cavier’s creativity has now become sports news as he sets goals for what is trending in sports fashion, with famous athletes following suit. The girls just want to know if he has a “touchdown” dance to go with his baller status.