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Essentials: Aaron Tubb

StyleComments ⋅ May 2, 2014
Fresh off his intership with Givenchy and graduating from London’s University of Westminster, Brighton-born menswear designer Aaron Tubb has recently started his own luxe sportswear brand. His inspiration is pulled from the “iconography o...

Essentials: Alex Mattsson

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 30, 2014
Citing Gareth Pugh, Romain Kremer and Damir Doma as his influences, Alex Mattsson is a young designer emerging out of London’s vibrant fashion scene. Moving to the capital to pursuit his talent, Mattsson graduated from the Royal College of Art...

Essentials: Hikmet Sugoer of Solebox

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 28, 2014
Hikmet Sugoer once described the sneakerhead culture of Berlin as a mix of tech, ’90s running and vintage influences, and as a pioneer of the sneaker scene there, his favorite items aren’t too far off either. The owner of sneaker shop Sol...

Essentials: Raf Maes of KOMONO

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 25, 2014
Belgian accessories purveyor KOMONO has found favor with many through the label’s smartly designed array of eyewear and wristwear. The name of the brand refers to a Japanese phrase meaning “little things” – a clever nod to the...

Essentials: RL Grime

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 23, 2014
A stalwart of the ever-changing soundscape of “bass music,” Henry Steinway, better known by his stage name RL Grime or Clockwork — depending on which electro sub genre he’s pursuing at any given time — debuted in 2011 wi...

Essentials: Lindsay Merkle

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2014
Having spent a large part of her creative tenure in advertising agencies, Lindsay Merkle’s pursuits in branding, marketing, and sales have allowed her to work with some of the largest names in sports and fashion. A few years ago, she channeled...

Essentials: Dani Concepcion

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
Dani Concepcion graces this latest edition of Essentials, bringing with her an uncluttered assortment daily-use items and reminders of her New Yorker heritage. Currently serving as PacSun’s marketing manager for brands, the Bronx native has liv...

Essentials: Keiko Takayama of Onitsuka Tiger

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2014
As a materials developer for Onitsuka Tiger, Keiko Takayama’s Essentials reflect an intimate connection between her work, her creative pursuits and her ever demanding travel schedule. Originally from Tokyo, Keiko went to high school in the Stat...

Essentials with Van Styles Video

VideosComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2014
New York-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Van Styles is no newcomer in his genre. While the world of skateboarding was once his key focus, nowadays scantly-clad women and stunning models lend themselves as accomplice. Van Styles’ replete re...

Essentials: Eric Cheng of BAIT

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
Eric Cheng may not be a familiar name yet, but if you’re a regular reader of HB, you’re bound to recognize some of his work. The founder and CEO of BAIT, Cheng has been responsible for a host of eye-catching footwear collaborations with t...

Essentials: Jimmy Wu of INVINCIBLE

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2014
Led by Jimmy Wu, Taiwan streetwear giant INVINCIBLE has churned out several sought-after collaborations in the last few years. Aside from a coveted collaboration with the now-folded OriginalFake back in 2011, joint ventures with the likes of Reebok,...

Essentials: Tal Cooperman

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 26, 2014
A stalwart of Los Angeles’s diverse subculture scene, Tal Cooperman is that cultivated local who knows where the best parties are at, which bands you should look out for, and can tell you crazy stories about Louie Vito and Machine Gun Kelly. Bl...

Essentials: James Appleby of etnies

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 21, 2014
Longstanding skate brand etnies has gone through considerable change over the years, as any brand must to maintain relevance — bringing several poignant models to skateboarding over the years, and working in affiliation with names like Arto Saa...

Essentials: Easy of RSVP Gallery and Just Don

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 17, 2014
Isimeme “Easy” Otabor, born in Chicago, but raised in Hazel Crest, Illinois has had a lifelong affair with Chicago his entire life. Easy assists with Just Don and is the facilitator between RSVP Gallery and the brands carried there. Known for being o...

Essentials: INDIE184

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2014
Growing up all over New York City from Far Rockaway, East New York, Bushwick, to the South Bronx, INDIE184 was exposed to graffiti from an early age, taking notes of the damage seen on train rides and walks through the neighborhood. With CASINO142 of...