Brian Donnelly, more commonly known as KAWS, has become one of our culture’s most storied artists and designers. From his graffiti roots and re-appropriation of art in public spaces, the New-York based creative took a slow and calculated ro...
YONE x CLOT: Sex, Fashion and Cheki Films
At the age of 51, photographer Yonehara Yasumasa or YONE has become a powerful personality within Japan’s popular culture. A quick stroll there his HYPEBEAST blog you can quickly gain an accurate understanding of why he consistently attract...
Vans OTW: Asia Launch Party in Shanghai
For the fall 2010 season, Vans launched an all new range of footwear titled OTW. A derivative of the original slogan “Off The Wall”, the collection was created in hopes of pushing a distinct lifestyle agenda. While the design of the f...
Greg Rivera: Here’s the Weird
Originally conceived as a medium for their innovative graphics representing their own world of music, horror and kaiju-inspired iconography, Mishka has developed remarkably over the years. Our latest feature sits us down with brand founder Greg River...
Uffie: What the Future May Hold
Coming off a music collaboration with Pharrell Williams earlier this year, Ed Banger artist Uffie recently celebrated continued success with an all-new collection launch alongside Diesel. We caught up with her on a recent trip to Hong Kong, touching...
Marco Beghin: More Than Just Paper
Moleskine has become one of the most visible paper and notepad brands out there today. An opportunity to speak with Marco Beghin meant getting to the bottom of how a paper brand can co-exist and succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Hirofumi Kiyonaga and Hiroshi Fujiwara: SOPHISTICATION
This past weekend, SOPH. founder Hirofumi Kiyonaga officially cut the proverbial ribbon to his first location outside of Japan on a busy Hong Kong street. This interview sheds the proper light on the man behind a seminal series of brands.
Peanut Butter Wolf: Bridging Vinyl & Digital
Not relying on prototypical marketing tactics, Stones Throw has creatively released original music touching the pulse of our era. We sat down with label head Peanut Butter Wolf to discuss the complex issue of the modern music industry, the story behi...
Essentials: Faces of London
Our latest HYPEBEAST Essentials feature highlights five influential personalities in the London circuit and looked into the essential items that play an integral role in their every day lives. Enjoy!
Eiichiro Homma: The Past in the Present
Before the explosion in outdoor/workwear-based fashion, Japan’s nanamica had quietly plied its trade maintaining a focus on re-living the aesthetics of the past. We spoke with Eiichiro Homma, nanamica’s Managing Director, to gain further insigh...
DJ Toshio Matsuura x Porter Trolley DJ Bag
Together with Porter’s Kenichiro Matsubara, we discuss the details of a special project between DJ Toshio Matsuura and iconic Japanese bag makers Porter. The outcome is the Porter Trolley DJ Bag. Enjoy!
Kenneth Cappello: Capturing 30 Years of Stussy
Chosen to shoot Stussy’s 30th anniversary, we took the opportunity to speak with photographer Kenneth Cappello about his beginnings, his opinion on the state of photography, and how he approaches his line of work.
Sean Reveron: Music as the Basis
Sean Reveron’s past spans two coasts and more than his fair share of prominent subcultures. In the following feature we delve into the extensive musical background of Sean Reveron as well as gaining some of his thoughts into his new brand, Rock...
Ryan Willms: The Gastown Culmination
In an ongoing expansion, the move to the offline world will take place with the opening of the INVENTORY space in Vancouver’s Gastown area. We took the opportunity to catch up with Ryan Willms, founder of INVENTORY.