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A Conversation with Aaron De La Cruz

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 14, 2012
Following up on our Essentials post earlier this month, we delve into what makes the artist, Aaron De La Cruz who he is. We touch upon his love for tequila, his inspirations in life, how he plans to branch out with his work and why he...

A Conversation with Sung Choi

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 24, 2012
One of the founding fathers of CLAE, Seoul-born and NYC-raised entrepreneur, Sung Choi has come a long way in his career as a footwear designer. From PNB Nation and DC Shoes to Lakai Limited Footwear to founding CLAE, Choi has proven himself more tha...

A Conversation with Rian Pozzebon

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2012
HYPEBEAST recently had a chance to chat with Rian Pozzebon, the Senior Footwear Design Manager at Vans to learn about the roots of his design process, as well as the inspiration behind the premium Vans Syndicate line (an effort overseen with fellow V...

A Conversation with Mega

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2012
As a young sneakerhead with little disposable income, working at a sneaker boutique may be a dream career like no other. Not only do you get prime pickings and a generous discount, but your expanding network of like-minded individuals as well as the...

A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...

A Conversation with Errolson Hugh

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2012
In 1994, partners Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh birthed an independent design and consulting agency dubbed ACRONYM. With a focus on the unification of style and technology, the inventive duo began creating functional outerwear for Burton Sn...

A Conversation with Chris Gibbs

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2012
Many striving retailers often struggle with uncovering their target demographic’s always-evolving tastes. Setting the men from the boys, the shops that manage to stay relevant through the cloud of contemporary trends do so by enlisting a buyer...

A Conversation with Nicola Formichetti

EditorialComments ⋅ May 1, 2012
Delightfully eccentric to the point of dressing the likes of Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti pulls inspiration from all over and then some for his designs and styling. Being a formidable and award-winning fashion director and editor, Nicola has already...

A Conversation with Billy Reid

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If old-fashioned southern hospitality and integrity is what the fashion industry needs, it need look no further than Billy Reid. A welcome deviation from the often self-absorbed work-only mentality that can be all to easy to slip into as a designer,...

A Conversation with Rankin

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2012
A former publishing guru having founded titles such as Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and Another Man, British-born Rankin now spends his time focusing his attention (rather than the lens) on his camera. Known for his compelling and often tho...

A Conversation with Glenn Kitson

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2012
Having began his love for fashion as young boy in the United Kingdom going to various shops and persuading store-owners to give him free gear, Glenn Kitson holds several titles including Co-Founder and Fashion Editor of The Rig Out magazine, a freela...

A Conversation with Jay Stroup from GORE-TEX

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2012
When it comes to all-weather resistance, GORE-TEX is one of the most recognized names in the industry, if not the most recognized player. Having been adopted by both fashion and technical apparel aficionados alike, GORE-TEX has managed to bridge the...

A Conversation with Eunice Lee

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2012
The creative mind and driving force behind menswear label UNIS, New York-based Eunice Lee spent her early years honing in her craft through a stint at DKNY, before opening up her first Elizabeth Street menswear outfitter in 2000. Since then, UNIS has...

A Conversation with Salehe Bembury

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2012
To say that Salehe Bembury, Innovation Designer for Cole Haan, is merely a shoe designer would be cutting the New York native short on multiple fronts. Born and bred in Tribeca, Bembury’s early infatuation with all things footwear has been one...

A Conversation with Casely-Hayford

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2012
The father and son design duo that comprise Casely-Hayford are fueled by the passion to curate a fusion between English Sartorialism and British Anarchy. The tenure that characterizes the extensive working history of Joe Casely-Hayford combined with...