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Oki-Ni FOCUS on Hybrid Sneakers

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It has been clear for a while that sneakers are the wave of the future when it comes to streetwear, and more recently, luxury high fashion brands. Created by set designer Andrew Stellitano and photographer Sam Hofman, Oki-Ni’s “FOCUS on H...

Why Is Japanese-Made Fashion So Expensive?

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With a failing global economy and an increase on “fast retail” where the focus lies more on cost over quality, many fashion enthusiasts are questioning labels, their prices and ultimately their products. Japan has always been known for th...

Lomography: Growing Analog

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Pagers, MiniDisc players, cassette tapes, laser discs. The list of “innovations” doomed to technology’s graveyard grows longer with each passing year. And yet, Lomography — a company dedicated to analog photography — has...

THROUGH THE LENS: Carmen Chan of How I Met Your Style

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American photographer Ansel Adams is credited with famously saying, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Within the midst of those who live and die by the rule of thirds and others who ferociously ad...

The 101: The White T-Shirt

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Unequivocally popular, yet one of the simplest garments in existence, the white T-shirt has a surprisingly storied past. Effortlessly managing to eclipse trends in fashion, the ubiquitous design has lent itself to decades of changing styles while pre...

Eddie Huang Talks “New BaoHaus” and Race vs. Culture

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“But before there was a memoir or radio shows denouncing what Huang describes as the “cult-like atmosphere of TED Talks,” there was BaoHaus, Huang’s now legendary Taiwanese restaurant.” If he isn’t already, then Eddie Huang is...

A Conversation with Eric Haze

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Born and raised in New York during the height of its urban graffiti revolution, Eric Haze is renowned as a pioneer behind various art forms from contemporary street art to fashion design. Tagging under the moniker “SE3″ during the 1970s t...

How Book Publishers Survive: Charles Miers of Rizzoli

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Despite our positioning as an online website, our interest and admiration towards print is unanimous. HYPEBEAST Magazine is a testament to our belief and understanding of print’s unique disposition in media. Upon a visit to the offices of book...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam

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Founded in 1989 with a philosophy focusing on “Just the Product,” G-Star was one of the pioneers responsible for the luxury denim movement. The Dutch-based label’s positioning of raw denim as wearable and desirable from head to toe,...

PROCESS: How To Make a Tattoo Machine by NORM

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The ageless craft of body art aids in paving the way for many of its modern day practitioners to expand their creative mind and explore various art forms. Although some may take to tattooing as a means to fund their struggling art career, once estab...