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The Meaning Behind Navajo: Fashion’s Misunderstanding

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The fashion industry doesn’t care that it is creating the Native aesthetic without Native American input. That “Navajo”, “Native”, or “Indian” pattern you love and associate with Native design was created by a non-native who has had no interaction wi...

A Conversation with Eric Haze

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Born and raised in New York during the height of its urban graffiti revolution, Eric Haze is renowned as a pioneer behind various art forms from contemporary street art to fashion design. Tagging under the moniker “SE3″ during the 1970s t...

THROUGH THE LENS: trashhand

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To say that Instagram has changed the traditional photography model would be quite an understatement. Despite having become somewhat diluted as of late, the large majority of the early Instagram users functioned as a tight-knit community that virtual...

Matters of Taste: Rugby Ralph Lauren – A Eulogy

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Today, a friend of mine was issued a death warrant. It may seem absurd to attach such melodrama to a clothing brand, let alone one owned and incepted entirely by one of the largest apparel companies in the world, yet I can’t help the way I feel. For...

The Review: adidas D Rose 3

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While the world anxiously awaited #thereturn, adidas had new beginnings in mind when conceiving of the D Rose 3, Derrick Rose’s latest signature sneaker. With a new name, look, logo and price tag, the new Rose model is a marked departure for bo...

The Hundreds: Politixxx – Round 1

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Next Tuesday, November 6 marks the 2012 United States presidential election as American voters look to determine if President Barack Obama will see a second term in office or if Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney becomes the 45th President of the U...

ILL-FITS: The Walking Dead

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As HYPEBEAST’s readership continues to grow, so does the size of our inbox. From props and complaints, to linesheets, aspiring brands and PR companies, we are constantly getting hit up by many of our loyal readers for various reasons. We’...

Pen & Paper: Dabs Myla

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A pair of talented Australian artists who just happen to be a couple, Dabs Myla have been living and working in LA for the past three years. Their paint-based work is often playful and colorful, conjuring up images and memories from one’s child...

ILL-FITS: Are “Fast Fashion” Collaborations Bad for the Fashion Industry?

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As a struggling student who shamefully spends much of his time perusing HYPEBEAST salivating for garbs my wallet inversely cries over, my wallet and I look forward to seeing haute couture designers team with affordable retail outlets for limited edit...

Tech Essentials: jeffstaple

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When word got around the office that jeffstaple would join the extensive ranks of unmasked creatives for our occasionally controversial Essentials series, each of us were extremely stoked for what would come – both a refreshing look into his ub...