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Essentials: James Edson

What started from James Edson and his London friends’ sense of humor has taken the worlds of high fashion and skateboarding by storm. Of course, we’re referring to Palace Skateboards, and everyone from California hesh dogs to Caribbean so...

Essentials: Jay West

There’s something innately youthful about Jay West’s art. The New York-based artist tends to work with polarizing, evocative subjects from the canon of pop culture, blending a sharp sense of humor with a taste for the aesthetically bold....

Essentials: Hideto Kawahara for mastermind JAPAN

Ahead of the latest pop-up endeavor from mastermind JAPAN and its culinary offshoot mastermind RAMEN, we here at HYPEBEAST linked up with celebrated chef and ramen master Hideto Kawahara to get the inside scoop on the gastronomic artist’s own n...

Essentials: Matt Miller of CLAE

Our latest edition of Essentials welcomes former attorney turned president of CLAE Matt Miller to give us a glimpse into his simple collection. Aside from nods to the home team in the form of his CLAE tote and midnight suede Desmond runners, his natu...

Essentials: Heineken #DROPPED

A true “Man of the World” is never a tourist, but rather knows how to travel with finesse. This concept of voyaging with purpose – being able to be “Dropped” anywhere in the world and incept a legendary journey – is at the core of H...

Essentials: A$AP Nast

Our comrades over at HYPETRAK recently caught up with A$AP Mob during their Tokyo incursion. The interview, led by A$AP Nast, showed the Mob’s recent endeavors alongside Nast’s tongue-in-cheek persona. With the rise of Rocky and Ferg, Nas...

Essentials: Jesse Heifetz of F As In Frank

It isn’t a stretch to suggest that the Heifetz name and its pertinence in the world of vintage clothing is largely uncontested; the subject of our Essentials Jesse and brother Drew are the minds behind one of the most extensive vintage clothing...

Essentials: A$AP Josh

Coming forth for this installment of Essentials is A$AP Mob’s very own A$AP Josh, also known as A$AP Jiggy Josh. The soft-spoken, Harlem-based designer and stylist joined us for a rooftop chat in the heart of Tokyo to go over a few items that h...

Essentials: Tom Kirkby of Breaks Magazine

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of online publication Breaks Magazine, Tom Kirkby has his finger on the pulse regarding all things awe-inspiring. Producing compelling content across the realms of food, culture, music, art and fashion, Breaks mag strings...

Essentials: Eric Yang of Gear Patrol

It’s hard not to look at HYPEBEAST’s Essentials and wonder why Eric has been asked to join this crucible of influencers, but after a long bout of deliberation here he is — humbly submitting his responses to what he considers the too...

Essentials: NYX DEYN

As a Manchester native, London-based designer and model Nyx Den first started as a fresh design graduate, launching her own range with her sister Agyness that sold out worldwide before being scouted by Uniqlo. In between working for The Streets and K...

Essentials: Kevin Poon of CLOT

Today’s Essentials sees the likes of Kevin Poon – co-founder of streetwear label CLOT. With over a decade of involvement in the culture, traces of CLOT can be found throughout East Asia, from the retail outlet JUICE located in Hong Kong,...

Essentials: Bradford Shellhammer of Fab.com

All-around designer and creative Bradford Shellhammer gives us a look at his Essentials. The co-founder and chief creative officer of Fab, Inc., he leads a very diverse creative career with many streams including writing, decorating, art sourcing, il...

Essentials: Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara

For our newest edition of HYPEBEAST Essentials we feature Harajuku photographer and all-around guru of young fashion, Yasumasa “YONE” Yonehara. The 54-year-old Japanese native is most notoriously known for his raunchy-yet-tasteful photography of sexy...

Essentials: Chris Stamp of Stampd LA

Stampd LA, founded back in 2009, was the brainchild of fashion-forward streetwear influencer Chris Stamp. In his capable hands, Stampd has churned out a lifestyle line with a full nine capsules, each well-received and sought after by a crowd that is...