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Never Mind the Shoes: Kanye West Stands Up for Retailers

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

Location: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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...

I.T CEO Sham Kar Wai Discusses the Acquisition of A Bathing Ape, the China Fashion Market, and the Power of E-Commerce

In 1988, Hong Kong fashion enthusiast Sham Kar Wai began his foray into fashion retailing via the launch of a 20-square-meter boutique store named Green Peace. Located in the city’s bustling Causeway Bay district, Green Peace provided a platfor...

THROUGH THE LENS: Quam Odunsi

Los Angeles photographer Quam Odunsi — or Reserve Result to his associates — recently presented “The Regents: Film on Paper & Canvas” exhibition at Design Matters. Based around a government agent who finds himself fascinat...

Edson and Tim Sabajo Talk About Patta, Sneaker Culture and Their London Pop-Up

Dutch imprint Patta recently extended its street culture aesthetics to London via a four-day pop-up store. The pop-up saw the creatives behind the label involved in hands-on operations, with Edson behind the till, Gee on stock duty, and Tim on the sh...