Hirofumi Kiyonaga and Hiroshi Fujiwara: SOPHISTICATION

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2010
This past weekend, SOPH. founder Hirofumi Kiyonaga officially cut the proverbial ribbon to his first location outside of Japan on a busy Hong Kong street. This interview sheds the proper light on the man behind a seminal series of brands.

Peanut Butter Wolf: Bridging Vinyl & Digital

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 2, 2010
Not relying on prototypical marketing tactics, Stones Throw has creatively released original music touching the pulse of our era. We sat down with label head Peanut Butter Wolf to discuss the complex issue of the modern music industry, the story behi...

Essentials: Faces of London

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2010
Our latest HYPEBEAST Essentials feature highlights five influential personalities in the London circuit and looked into the essential items that play an integral role in their every day lives. Enjoy!

Eiichiro Homma: The Past in the Present

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2010
Before the explosion in outdoor/workwear-based fashion, Japan’s nanamica had quietly plied its trade maintaining a focus on re-living the aesthetics of the past. We spoke with Eiichiro Homma, nanamica’s Managing Director, to gain further insigh...

DJ Toshio Matsuura x Porter Trolley DJ Bag

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 13, 2010
Together with Porter’s Kenichiro Matsubara, we discuss the details of a special project between DJ Toshio Matsuura and iconic Japanese bag makers Porter. The outcome is the Porter Trolley DJ Bag. Enjoy!

Kenneth Cappello: Capturing 30 Years of Stussy

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2010
Chosen to shoot Stussy’s 30th anniversary, we took the opportunity to speak with photographer Kenneth Cappello about his beginnings, his opinion on the state of photography, and how he approaches his line of work.

Sean Reveron: Music as the Basis

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2010
Sean Reveron’s past spans two coasts and more than his fair share of prominent subcultures. In the following feature we delve into the extensive musical background of Sean Reveron as well as gaining some of his thoughts into his new brand, Rock...

Ryan Willms: The Gastown Culmination

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2010
In an ongoing expansion, the move to the offline world will take place with the opening of the INVENTORY space in Vancouver’s Gastown area. We took the opportunity to catch up with Ryan Willms, founder of INVENTORY.

Taka Hayashi: Pen & Paper

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2010
Given a unique opportunity, we were able to catch up with Vans’ Taka Hayashi and speak of the many influences that have brought his masterful ideas to the forefront of this current sneaker landscape.

Eric So x Wyman Wong: YSOFUN

EditorialComments ⋅ May 19, 2010
Both emerging out of Hong Kong’s creative scene on opposite spectrums, lyricist Wyman Wong and toy-maker Eric So’s latest collaboration brings together two very different entities. We catch up with both to discuss this intriguing collabor...

Primitive Essentials

EditorialComments ⋅ May 10, 2010
Continuing our HYPEBEAST Essentials series, we catch up with Andy, Paul, Jay, and Jubal of Primitive, learning exactly what keeps their fine tuned machine in constant motion. Enjoy!

Levi’s® Lefty Jean by Takahiro Kuraishi

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 28, 2010
Japan remains well-represented with the launch of the new diffusion label, Levi’s® Lefty Jean by Takahiro Kuraishi. Here we catch up with designers Takahiro Miyashita of Number (N)ine fame and Kazuki Kuraishi.

David Choe: Locked & Loaded

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2010
We recently had the opportunity to ask artist David Choe a few questions, which garnered some interesting answers indicative of the artist’s approach to life. Some of the answers may offend some.

JUICE Taiwan

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2010
As one of Asia’s leading retailers, Hong Kong-originated JUICE and its subsequent brand CLOT forge ahead with another retail location in 2010. We took the opportunity to speak briefly with JUICE and CLOT co-founder Kevin Poon to get a quick ins...

Tanner Goods: Contemporary American Heritage

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 24, 2010
Having the opportunity to speak to Tanner Goods, we gained a greater sense of the it’s background from their agency past to how a leather-based brand situates and looks to grow itself in the current landscape. Enjoy!