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Misha Hollenbach: Unraveling the Complexities of PAM

FeaturesComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2010
A few months ago, I had the chance to meet with Misha Hollenbach of cult Australian label PAM (Perks and Mini). I’d been a fan of PAM for sometime and their outlandish and creative graphics with a well-rounded cut & sew program had lef...

Fraser Moss: Collector’s Spillover

FeaturesComments ⋅ Oct 11, 2010
Collecting is a prevalent hobby in our culture as sometimes weird and quirky items become our affection. Sneakers, clothing, vinyl, toys, cameras, candy bars, regional McDonald’s pies, their innocent nature can sometimes involve a more mean...

KAWS: PassingThrough

FeaturesComments ⋅ Oct 4, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2010
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...

Michael Kopelman and Andrew Bunney: Working with Basics

FeaturesComments ⋅ Sep 14, 2010
Without any conscious effort, Dickies has made itself a mainstay of streetwear for many generations. We took the opportunity to delve deeper into the brand’s history and its recent The Hideout collaboration. Enjoy!

Greg Rivera: Here’s the Weird

FeaturesComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Aug 26, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Aug 2, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Jul 13, 2010
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

FeaturesComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2010
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.