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Aaron Levant: The Tradeshow Grind Part 1

Not many know what it’s like to start and run a tradeshow quite like Aaron Levant of Agenda. In preparation for this season’s show which takes place today in Anaheim, we caught up behind-the-scenes with Levant. Originally getting his foot...

NIGO: NOW HERE in China

Late last month, A Bathing Ape took another big step into China as NIGO was on hand to open his latest store in Beijing. Created in conjunction with I.T, the BAPE STORE Beijing location joins two previous retail locations in Shanghai and Hong Kon...

Gildas Loaëc: One Part Music, One Part Fashion

As one half of French duo Kitsuné, Gildas Loaëc and his partner Masaya Kuroki have done a remarkable job of balancing what is essentially two-full fledged businesses under one roof. Depending on who you ask, the brand is known for both its fashio...

Shinsuke Takizawa: The Inspirations of a NEIGHBORHOOD

One of the heavyweights to emerge from the Ura-Hara era of Japanese streetwear in the mid-90s, NEIGHBORHOOD founder Shinsuke Takizawa has remained mostly in the background in regards to the Western world. Without a well-publicized background to b...

Phillip Annand: Me, Creativity and the Internet

The name Phillip Annand may not resonate with some, but over the last few years, he’s created a remarkable following. With truly humble beginnings as a frequenter of HYPEBEAST’s forums, his story is a true representation of organic gr...

Ian Paley: Genuine and Authentic

For a man that has played an integral role in English fashion, they don’t come more humble than Ian Paley. Having helped paved the way for brands such as Paul Smith and their denim program, Paley is a walking encyclopedia of fashion and product...

Hideki “HUE” Kimura: Japanese-Filtered Western Culture

Since our first introduction to the Japanese label DELUXE, we’ve been huge fans of the work created by the brand’s head designer who simply goes by the nickname “HUE”. DELUXE’s greatest ability is the brand’s redefining of...

Neck Face: Satan’s Favorite Son

Since coming onto the scene, Neck Face has provided a constant stream of unadulterated art firmly focused on death of the most graphic nature. And while his surrealist approach does take a bit of the edge off it all, nevertheless, the themes show...

Tomohiro Konno: Finding New In The Old

While the name Tomohiro Konno may not resonate to the same degree as some of his fellow Japanese designers and visionaries, the NEXUSVII founder has done a remarkable job in our eyes. As one of the few Japanese entities to occupy such a vast part...

Yo Shitara & Keishi Endo: The Path of BEAMS

A heavyweight in its native Japan with increasingly greater awareness on a global level, BEAMS encompasses a broad spectrum of fashion and lifestyle through different outlets under its massive umbrella. BEAMS recently expanded their Asian presenc...