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Taka Hayashi: Pen & Paper

Given a unique opportunity, we were able to catch up with Vans’ Taka Hayashi and speak of the many influences that have brought his masterful ideas to the forefront of this current sneaker landscape.

Eric So x Wyman Wong: YSOFUN

Both emerging out of Hong Kong’s creative scene on opposite spectrums, lyricist Wyman Wong and toy-maker Eric So’s latest collaboration brings together two very different entities. We catch up with both to discuss this intriguing collabor...

Primitive Essentials

Continuing our HYPEBEAST Essentials series, we catch up with Andy, Paul, Jay, and Jubal of Primitive, learning exactly what keeps their fine tuned machine in constant motion. Enjoy!

Sidney Lo: Taking Pictures Of People Who Take Pictures Of Themselves

We catch up with photographer Sidney Lo to gain a better understanding into his new book, Taking Pictures Of People Who Take Pictures Of Themselves. Any fans of WDYWT threads will surely enjoy this one!

Levi’s® Lefty Jean by Takahiro Kuraishi

Japan remains well-represented with the launch of the new diffusion label, Levi’s® Lefty Jean by Takahiro Kuraishi. Here we catch up with designers Takahiro Miyashita of Number (N)ine fame and Kazuki Kuraishi.

David Choe: Locked & Loaded

We recently had the opportunity to ask artist David Choe a few questions, which garnered some interesting answers indicative of the artist’s approach to life. Some of the answers may offend some.

JUICE Taiwan

As one of Asia’s leading retailers, Hong Kong-originated JUICE and its subsequent brand CLOT forge ahead with another retail location in 2010. We took the opportunity to speak briefly with JUICE and CLOT co-founder Kevin Poon to get a quick ins...

Tanner Goods: Contemporary American Heritage

Having the opportunity to speak to Tanner Goods, we gained a greater sense of the it’s background from their agency past to how a leather-based brand situates and looks to grow itself in the current landscape. Enjoy!

Kiya Babzani: Where the Past Will Take US

Having had a seminal influence in the growth and development of Japanese denim in North America, Kiya Babzani has seen his passion turn into his livelihood. This particular interview is far from a quick read, so shut down your MSN and close your emai...

Harry McNally: Year Five

Approaching its fifth anniversary, PEGLEG NYC has quietly maintained a presence throughout the New York landscape. We caught up with Harry McNally as he outlined the brand’s beginnings as well as working with one of America’s most innova...

POW WOW: A Meeting of Creative Minds

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending a series of events thrown by a handful of friends which operated under the moniker of POW WOW. We spoke with some of the artists involved, including Jasper Wong, Yue Wu, Will Barras and Pat Lee, over a s...

Erik Brunetti: Behind The Doctrine

For some time, the creative abilities of Erik Brunetti have been apparent throughout his apparel brand FUCT. Fascinated by his new project, we took the opportunity to speak with Brunetti about his directorial debut with The Doctrine.

Masafumi Watanabe: The Gentleman’s Way

In the last few seasons, Japanese brand Bedwin has exploded in popularity. Brand founder Masafumi Watanabe chats with us about his personal influences, travels, and Bedwin’s great success.

Renzo Rosso: Be Stupid

A sit down with Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso reveals the brand’s return to its roots, its new “Be Stupid” ad campaign, and the recent appointment of Bruno Collin as Diesel’s artistic director.

HUF: American Pastime

Inspired by the classic film, The Sandlot, we embarked on a day long journey through the back roads of Northern California, capturing the essence of HUF Spring/Summer 2010.