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MARIS Speaks On Its Store Opening, Jakarta’s Streetwear Scene and Corruption

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
Recently dubbed the most populous city in Southeast Asia, Jakarta is the cultural, economic and political center of Indonesia. Strung together by meandering motorways and tuk-tuks, the city thrives on traditional customs and a newly-bred creative sce...

THROUGH THE LENS: Theonepointeight

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 2, 2014
Embracing streets, concerts and galleries in his genre, Carlos Gonzalez, who works under the alias Theonepointeight, looks to Los Angeles’ diverse culture as key subject. Pairing a background in film studies with an eye for documentation, Gonzalez’s...

DISSECTED: Onitsuka Tiger Burford

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 31, 2013
Set to launch early next year is the Burford, Onitsuka Tiger’s take on an athletically inspired mid-top sneaker. The casual hybrid sneaker boasts a relatively pared back upper with the moc toe and elevated collar serving as the major design ele...

Never Mind the Shoes: Kanye West Stands Up for Retailers

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 30, 2013
Kanye West recently sat down with the crew of WGCI’s Morning Riot for a quick interview where he touched on a range of topics. During the discussion, the artist brought up several great points regarding Nike’s dominance and its practices when it come...

Streetsnaps: Edgar Eeven Poe

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 30, 2013
Location: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

A Conversation With Matt Singer and Timberland’s Creative Director Chris Pawlus

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 9, 2013
With decades of expertise under its belt, Timberland is not only reputable for its archival silhouettes, but its progression. With precision and heritage at its core, the New England-found label continues to demonstrate dexterity in its offerings, do...

Polls: Kanye West Signs with adidas & Drake with Jordan Brand – Who Came Out On Top?

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 6, 2013
Earlier this week we saw two of the biggest sportswear brands make arguably their most significant signings in recent memory. We’re not talking about established all-star athletes but rather Kanye West and Drake, who each signed with adidas and...

THROUGH THE LENS: Atiba Jefferson

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 2, 2013
Los Angeles-based photographer Atiba Jefferson’s work doesn’t strictly fall into one category. Encompassing the realms of music, fashion and sports, Jefferson’s replete resume sees a  variety of publications and commercial campaigns...

Shoe Porn: Chanel Franco

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2013
Model: Chanel Franco Photographer: Elizabeth Mae Footwear: Air Jordan 5 Retro “Bel-Air” Courtesy of Social Status

HYPEBEAST Road Trips Japan: Traveling Through Modernity and Tradition

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 25, 2013
If you’ve followed the arc of  HYPEBEAST since its inception, we’ve maintained an affinity for the creativity and influence that accompanies Japanese culture. For anybody who’s set foot in the country, there’s someth...

Pen & Paper: Beastman

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 25, 2013
Inspired by nature and symbolism, Beastman looks to brightly lit hues and repetitive geometric patterns as core ingredients in his art. Clean, crisp and full of detail, the Sydney-based artist illustrates with the help of bold lines and symmetrical v...

The New York Times Addresses “The Return of Logo Culture in Fashion”

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2013
Through appearances by formerly cult labels in recent Fashion Week runway events, it becomes clear that the line between streetwear and high fashion has gotten noticeably thinner in recent times. One of the implications of this is that youth culture...

THROUGH THE LENS: 5pts

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2013
With the invention of smartphones and apps, photography has changed drastically in recent times, allowing anyone with an acute eye to point-and-shoot as they please. A protegé of the modern-day, San Diego-born photographer Izzy Balderas, or 5pts to h...

Tech Essentials: Mark Arcenal

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2013
Mark Arcenal’s résumé points to an array of professional titles – founder of web imprint and retailer Fatlace, founder and creative director of Illest, Global Digital Lead at NSW, and a slew of various art directing positions at companies...

Essentials: Yasmin

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2013
Having first shaken up the British music scene as a DJ and singer/songwriter, Irani-Scottish songstress Yasmin has grown from a bustling musical force to a prominent figure in the streetwear industry. A prevalent female sneakerhead and a force to rec...