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A Conversation with Donwan Harrell of PRPS

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 6, 2011
We recently spoke with Donwan Harrell, founder of PRPS, to pick his brain about a range of topics spanning from the inspirations for his collections as well as his past experiences at Nike. Harrell elaborates on his passion for why Japanese denim is...

A Conversation with Jun Takahashi

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2011
UNDERCOVER founder Jun Takahashi has embodied the definition of design versatility. Playing several different positions in the creative realm, he has shown an outward versatility that has been replicated time after time in menswear, womenswear and mo...

A Conversation with WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2011
Twin brothers Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart were so passionate about their conviction to create a product that filled a niche desire, that when they founded WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie in 2006, they decided to incorporate those core values into the...

A Conversation with Shinsuke Takizawa

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
Since the mid 1990s, NEIGHBORHOOD has been one of Japan’s greatest streetwear exports. Founded by self-professed Americana junkie Shinsuke Takizawa, the brand has been a driving force in branding, quality and at times controversy due to some of...

A Conversation with Andrew Chen

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2011
Our latest A Conversation with… feature gives us an opportunity to chat with Andrew Chen, one half of contemporary brand 3sixteen and co-owner of Self Edge Los Angeles & New York. With nothing too formal in mind, we allow Andrew to discuss...

A Conversation with Hommy Diaz

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2011
In our latest A Conversation with… feature we catch up with Queens, New York native Hommy Diaz, best known as the Global Design Merchant & Marketing Director over at DC Shoes. Primarily handling the brand’s LIFE collection and newly...

A Conversation with Tofer Chin

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 30, 2011
American artist Tofer Chin has put a youth-impacted spin on contemporary painting, photography, sculpture and installation over the past few years. His carefully stylized paintings capture the controlled and the insane with a uniquely identifiable, r...

A Conversation with Paul Mittleman

Editorial ⋅ Aug 24, 2011
Stüssy is a brand of particular importance and familiarity among the HYPEBEAST demographic. A critical piece of the puzzle has been Paul Mittleman who has done an admirable job of maintaining relevancy within Stüssy as a whole, despite the ever rapid...

A Conversation with Adam Kimmel

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2011
American designer Adam Kimmel has had the uncanny ability to carefully manipulate the most unorthodox of inspirations into one of America’s leading menswear labels. Whether it be the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest or the ongoing efforts o...

A Conversation with Tommy Ogara of Dita

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 27, 2011
In the competitive world of eyewear, Dita has associated itself with elegance, refinement and above all, high-quality frames and optics. Catching the attention of Thom Browne with an upcoming collaborative launch set for Fall/Winter 2011, the bra...

A Conversation with Nikolaj Nielsen of Won Hundred

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2011
Having quit school at the age of 16 to begin a career in the fashion industry, Nikolaj Nielsen spent years learning about the design business while working for denim companies like Diesel and Miss Sixty. In 2005, the industry veteran felt a need...

A Conversation with Ian Paley of Garbstore

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2011
With an extensive knowledge of the industry and a background in design, it’s no wonder that Ian Paley has repeatedly been given accolade for his UK-based menswear brand Garbstore. Focusing on heritage styles that are produced in Asia from s...

A Conversation with Tim Little of Grenson

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2011
As Creative Director and CEO of Grenson, Tim Little has transformed the label from a small-size English heritage shoemaker into a highly sought-after brand that’s currently stocked by some of the world’s leading retailers. Known for i...

A Conversation with Stefano Ughetti of CAMO

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 20, 2011
When Italian designer Stefano Ughetti decided to launch his own clothing label back in 2007, the intent was not to simply dress men. Rather, he sought to create a label that would put men in touch with what they want to wear, allowing them to sta...

A Conversation with Gordon Richardson

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2011
Back in 2005, British retailer Topman sought to set itself apart from its high street counterparts with Topman Design – a range of highly directional and fashion-forward ready-to-wear garments. Under the leadership of Design Director Gordon...