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A Conversation with Sung Choi

One of the founding fathers of CLAE, Seoul-born and NYC-raised entrepreneur, Sung Choi has come a long way in his career as a footwear designer. From PNB Nation and DC Shoes to Lakai Limited Footwear to founding CLAE, Choi has proven himself more tha...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Michael Akira West of 686 Technical Apparel

In November of 1992, apparel brand 686 was born with the goal of providing fashionable as well as technical outerwear inspired by the unique Los Angeles appropriation of street culture and its nearby mountaineering lifestyle. Doing the unheard of in...

Aziz Ansari Talks with HYPEBEAST About Fashion, Food and Being Funny

Aziz Ansari has cemented himself in culture as a man of many jokes, and perhaps a comparable number of suits. He has transcended his role as writer and performer in comedy into the realm of tastemaker with his close ties to fashion brand, Band of Out...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Hurley Campus

Whether you grew up around the skate and surf lifestyle or not, the Hurley name is likely no stranger to you. Earning its name from founder, Bob Hurley, who created the company in 1999, Hurley has situated its headquarters within Orange County in Cos...

A Conversation with Rian Pozzebon

HYPEBEAST recently had a chance to chat with Rian Pozzebon, the Senior Footwear Design Manager at Vans to learn about the roots of his design process, as well as the inspiration behind the premium Vans Syndicate line (an effort overseen with fellow V...

Retrospect: Ralph Lauren RLYC Jacket 1993

For more than 40 years, Ralph Lauren and his vivid imagination has helped shape American style to create an industry shrouded in an eclectic blend of heritage and technically-sound design. Bringing functionality to the market of high-end fashion, the...

A Conversation with Mega

As a young sneakerhead with little disposable income, working at a sneaker boutique may be a dream career like no other. Not only do you get prime pickings and a generous discount, but your expanding network of like-minded individuals as well as the...

HYPEBEAST Trade: jeffstaple Founder/Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space

If you haven’t kept a pulse on jeffstaple since 2005 when he designed the now infamous “Pigeon Dunks,” it is easy to write off the name as simply “that one guy who designed that one pair of shoes that one time.” But, fas...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Candie Weitz

Upon plugging Candie Weitz into a search engine you’ll be surprised to see very little information appear regarding the aspiring Los Angeles-based designer. What you’ll likely come across is a collection of photographs at elite fashion ev...

A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...