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A Conversation with NIGO

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2011
HYPEBEAST recently had the privilege to sit down for a free-flowing conversation with one of biggest luminaries in the world of fashion: NIGO. Having already created a successful imprint with BAPE, he has now moved on to his vintage, Americana-inspir...

A Day With Brandon Shigeta

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2011
A Harvard-educated architect by trade, it was however his interest in A Bathing Ape and his Japanese heritage that brought him to Tokyo where he became immersed in the world of streetwear and street art. Since then, Shigeta has emerged as both a tale...

A Day With Jon Warren

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 7, 2011
Head of Design for Vans Footwear responsible for creative direction of Vault, California Collection, Vault, and Syndicate. I’m originally from Chicago but have lived on the West Coast long enough to call it home. I started taking photographs as...

A Conversation with Donwan Harrell of PRPS

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 6, 2011
We recently spoke with Donwan Harrell, founder of PRPS, to pick his brain about a range of topics spanning from the inspirations for his collections as well as his past experiences at Nike. Harrell elaborates on his passion for why Japanese denim is...

Korean Creatives: Yoonhyup Kim

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 6, 2011
In our last piece highlighting some of South Korea’s burgeoning creative landscape, we speak with artist and multifaceted creative Yoonhyup Kim. Despite having worked on both sides of the coin including commercial work with the likes of Nike, M...

A Conversation with Jun Takahashi

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2011
UNDERCOVER founder Jun Takahashi has embodied the definition of design versatility. Playing several different positions in the creative realm, he has shown an outward versatility that has been replicated time after time in menswear, womenswear and mo...

A Day With Craig Ford

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2011
Craig Ford has had a considerable impact on the London and British fashion scene. As an important visionary who brought the original BAPE STORE to London, he has also gone on to help develop the British brand presences’ of various respected str...

Korean Creatives: Kyungbin Chon of FITBOW Kollektiv

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 17, 2011
Despite the look provided into FITBOW seen above, the brand’s founder Kyungbin Chon comes from unconventional beginnings. An integral part in the growth and development of Korea’s hip-hop scene, Chon would eventually embark on something o...

A Day With Sophia Chang

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2011
Illustrator, designer, and the official bun queen, Sophia Chang, goes under the microscope in this latest A Day With feature. Emerging from Queens, Chang’s eclectic approach to creativity spans multiple mediums ranging from prints, T-shirts and...

A Conversation with WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2011
Twin brothers Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart were so passionate about their conviction to create a product that filled a niche desire, that when they founded WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie in 2006, they decided to incorporate those core values into the...

A Day with Darcel

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 3, 2011
The brainchild of illustrator Craig Redman, Darcel has come to represent the fun and honest side of fashion and the arts. Often getting himself into various precarious situations, we follow the one-eyed wonder through a day in his life.

A Conversation with Shinsuke Takizawa

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
Since the mid 1990s, NEIGHBORHOOD has been one of Japan’s greatest streetwear exports. Founded by self-professed Americana junkie Shinsuke Takizawa, the brand has been a driving force in branding, quality and at times controversy due to some of...

Widening the Running Paradigm

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2011
Looking back at the evolutionary development of humans, our physiology and subsequent bipedalism has become a characteristic trait. The whole idea of “persistence hunting” enabled humans to develop a respectable degree of endurance and efficiency. Wh...

A Conversation with Hanni El Khatib

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2011
In our latest A Conversation with… feature we catch up with musician Hanni El Khatib, widely recognized in streetwear’s inner circle as the former creative director for HUF. With music now his full-time occupation, we took the opportunity...

VERBAL & Swizz Beatz: Reebok Ree-Done

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2011
The last few months have seen a huge resurgence from Reebok. This comes in tandem with the announcing of two new creative directors including Swizz Beatz as the Global Creative Director, and VERBAL as the Reebok Classics Asia Creative Director. Both...