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A Conversation With Yigal Azrouël

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2012
Yigal Azrouël launched his debut collection in NYC in 1998 and has since captured the fashion world internationally with his classic design aesthetics and penchant for artful draping. In 2003 he opened his first boutique in the Manhattan Meatpacking...

Polls: Do Hybrid Sneakers Contribute to Sneaker Culture?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2012
Despite their stigma within the world of diehard sneaker culture and retro footwear enthusiasts, hybrid sneakers consistently maintain a strong market presence. Jordan Brand first began its integration of lifestyle retro hybrids around 2005, and for...

A Conversation with Josh Rubin

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 10, 2012
Josh Rubin is an interactive designer, editor and photographer based in NYC, more notably the founder and Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting, and Creative Director at Largetail. He has also proved himself an entrepreneur with the invention of Freehands...

HYPEBEAST Jobs Launch

Editorial ⋅ Jan 9, 2012
Away from the usual fashion and cultural news, we’re happy to present an all-new aspect of our online platform with the launch of HYPEBEAST Jobs. The new segment will offer you the opportunity to both search and submit job postings regarding in...

Children are The Future: An Interview with Phil Post of dertbag and Kobi McLemore of Death Precision, Inc.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2012
At the tender age of 16 or 17 a great success in life typically is an A on an exam or a date to prom, but Phil Post and Kobi McLemore each decided that the unorthodox extra-curricular activity of starting their own brands was a more appropriate defin...

Alexander Richter: Picture Me Rollin’

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2012
Did you know in Germany, the surname Richter is just like Smith in America? You know…prevalent, all over the place, and far too common; sort of like “professional” photographers these days. This is all kind of ironic, considering Alexander Richter is...

Interview with Alex Caputo of Caputo & Co.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2012
Recently, we sat down with Alex Caputo, head designer of the men’s accessories brand Caputo & Co, which first hit stores in Fall 2011. The collection, retailing in Spring 2012 at Scoop, Unionmade, Lark (Vancouver), Public (Osaka) and Bloomingdale...

A Conversation with Christian Clancy

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2012
It takes a true talent to really understand an artists vision and making sure it comes to fruition the proper way. It’s a confusing time, especially when terms like “authenticity” and “organic” have ironically become sta...

A Conversation with Dylan Rieder

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 27, 2011
Dylan Rieder became immediately recognized in the skating world due to his smooth style, unique persona and ability to skate any type of spot, with his breakout part coming in Transworld’s “A Time to Shine.” With a sponsors list containin...

THE HATE LIST 2011

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2011
“Oh, it’s just what all that shit represents. The stencil bullshit, the wheat-paste bullshit, the fake skate bullshit. I just can’t believe kids buy into all that. It’s like, “nice Obey hat, bud.” You know?” Jason Dill, 2011, Vice Interview In li...

A Conversation with NIGO

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2011
HYPEBEAST recently had the privilege to sit down for a free-flowing conversation with one of biggest luminaries in the world of fashion: NIGO. Having already created a successful imprint with BAPE, he has now moved on to his vintage, Americana-inspir...

Polls: Online or Physical Retail?

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2011
Shopping just isn’t the same as it used to be. As in most industries, the retail world has been dealt a drastically new deck of cards as our world shifts full throttle into the 21st century realm of e-commerce and web shopping. This week’s poll tackl...

A Day With Brandon Shigeta

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2011
A Harvard-educated architect by trade, it was however his interest in A Bathing Ape and his Japanese heritage that brought him to Tokyo where he became immersed in the world of streetwear and street art. Since then, Shigeta has emerged as both a tale...

Polls: Android or iOS?

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 9, 2011
Pitting the brainchildren of two Silicon Valley giants against one another, our latest poll ventures into the impassioned realm of technology to ask the simple question: Android or iOS? While the multitudinous differences between the two mobile opera...

A Day With Jon Warren

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 7, 2011
Head of Design for Vans Footwear responsible for creative direction of Vault, California Collection, Vault, and Syndicate. I’m originally from Chicago but have lived on the West Coast long enough to call it home. I started taking photographs as...