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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...

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

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 4, 2013
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2013
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
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...

A Day in NYC With… Matt Singer – Afternoon

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2013
Wrapping up our two-part Timberland series A Day in NYC With… Matt Singer, former creative director of Jack Spade and director of his namesake label, Matt Singer takes us to one final destination which fuels his creativity. Based in Brooklyn...

MR. Talks “Sweeet!” Exhibition, Otaku Culture and Takashi Murakami

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 22, 2013
An artist best known for his vibrant iterations on manga and anime, MR.’s work is an extension of Japan’s otaku at the cutting edge. Fusing pop-culture illustrations with acute strokes of artistry, MR. plays the role of interpreter in tra...

A Day in NYC with… Matt Singer in the Morning

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2013
In conjunction with Timberland, we kick off our editorial series A Day in NYC with… Matt Singer, following the designer to his favorite boutiques and cafe in the city he calls home. We start the morning with a visit to American Two Shot, an ing...