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HYPEBEAST Trade: Daniel Chmielewski of HAVEN on Value and the Canadian Retail Scene

In Canada — where land is abundant but the population is sparse — the combination of a resilient economy and small market provides both opportunities and challenges. Owned and operated by Daniel and Arthur Chmielewski, HAVEN is one of the...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Yasumasa Yonehara’s Studio

Tokyo-based photographer and the envy of all men Yasumasa “YONE” Yonehara has maintained a title as a household name in the fashion industry. His insistent use of the Fuji Instax Mini instant cameras has spawned copycats and a sudden resu...

The Process of Deriving: Shinya Murata of 02DERIV.

With the fifth anniversary of the master-piece Taipei store just around the corner, we took the opportunity to dive a little deeper into the label. Best known for its expertly crafted luggage and accessories, master-piece has a few other brands under...

Why Is Japanese-Made Fashion So Expensive?

With a failing global economy and an increase on “fast retail” where the focus lies more on cost over quality, many fashion enthusiasts are questioning labels, their prices and ultimately their products. Japan has always been known for th...

HYPEBEAST Approved: Pens

The pen – a resourceful writing utensil used in conjunction with ink or a similar substance – dates back thousands of years to the inventive Egyptian civilization, which to no coincidence is also credited for developing the first paper-li...

Building a Streetwear Brand Through Social Media

It really makes you wonder what makes a person spend $100 something essentially printed on Gildan or AAA quality shirts. Mind you this isn’t Egyptian cotton or anything, these are the exact same shirts I used to get at my local Target for 3 for $20....

The Merging of Masculine and Femine Styles with Ms. Chitose Abe of Sacai

On a visit to Hong Kong for her Sacai pop-up store launch at JOYCE, we managed to sit down with the lovely Ms. Chitose Abe — Sacai’s designer — to talk about how she approaches her peculiar direction of design. Quaint yet welcoming...

Lomography: Growing Analog

Pagers, MiniDisc players, cassette tapes, laser discs. The list of “innovations” doomed to technology’s graveyard grows longer with each passing year. And yet, Lomography — a company dedicated to analog photography — has...

nanamica Managing Director Eiichiro Homma Talks About the Future for Menswear

When one has been in the industry for almost two decades, one tends to know a few things, acquire a select set of skills, and ultimately become a master of sorts. Eiichiro Homma has reached these goals and then some. Overlooking nanamica, a Japanese...

The Diaries of a Nike RSVP Magician: Will the New Nike RSVP Program Work?

The sneaker community can now rejoice! The Nike RSVP system is now gone! Just kidding. Instead, Nike has since updated their RSVP reservation system by attaching the specific hashtag circled in their attached pictures. Theoretically, this gives consu...