#32: Kinfolk's Jey Perie Is "The French Larry David"

The creative tells us about the time he met Diddy, Drake and Gucci Mane at Art Basel.

By
listen
#32: Kinfolk's Jey Perie Is "The French Larry David"
HBR
21,021 Hypes 2 Comments

Jey Perie wears many hats: he designs and oversees creative direction of Kinfolk‘s in-house apparel label, sure, but he’s also responsible for making sure that the company’s booming nightlife operation is running well. This means regular visits to outposts in Williamsburg as well as in Tokyo, where Perie began his involvement with the lifestyle brand. Perie estimates that roughly 80% of his time is spent “on the business side of things,” while travel makes up for a significant portion of the remainder.

His travels also double as research and development for Kinfolk’s nightlife ventures, as Perie jet-sets to various party centers around the world, looking for the latest cultural movements and musical talent. He notes that while hip-hop has come to dominate the cultural conversation, it’s the amalgamation of genres that he’s interested in. “When you go to a party from Venus [X], for example, she’s great at mixing different subcultures. She’ll take baile funk from Rio and Sao Paolo, she’ll take Latin cumbia music and hip-hop, and she mixes it. That’s what makes her so successful: she’s not just playing trap, y’know? That’s something I’m very sensitive about.”

On this week’s episode of HYPEBEAST Radio, we caught up with Perie to talk about his work at Kinfolk, his time spent partying with Diddy, Drake and Gucci Mane at this year’s Art Basel, and how he got his start contributing for HYPEBEAST years ago.

Check the episode out in full above, also on Apple Music, Soundcloud and wherever you stream podcasts.

Read Full Article

What to Listen to Next

#31: How Places+Faces Went From Photography To Fashion

#31: How Places+Faces Went From Photography To Fashion

The duo also reveal their unlikely favorite face they’ve photographed.

Listen
19,014 Hypes 7 Comments

#30: Matthew Williams Wants Every ALYX Studios Piece to Have Some Emotion or Soul

#30: Matthew Williams Wants Every ALYX Studios Piece to Have Some Emotion or Soul

“You could find out a lot about me by reading the CliffNotes in the brand.”

Listen
28,795 Hypes 9 Comments

#29: Aleali May's Air Jordan 1 Is Equal Parts Starter Jacket and Slauson Swapmeet

#29: Aleali May's Air Jordan 1 Is Equal Parts Starter Jacket and Slauson Swapmeet

The stylist-turned-sneaker designer wanted her first collab to be a dedication to her hometown.

Listen
21,512 Hypes 6 Comments


#28: Chris Gibbs Explains How Social Studies Is Meant to Teach the Kids

#28: Chris Gibbs Explains How Social Studies Is Meant to Teach the Kids

Catching up with the Union LA honcho at the collective’s Art Basel Miami installation.

Listen
21,858 Hypes 5 Comments

#27: Warren Lotas Bootlegged Fast Fashion Before It Bootlegged Him

#27: Warren Lotas Bootlegged Fast Fashion Before It Bootlegged Him

“You gotta get used to it, otherwise you’re gonna get eaten alive. You gotta move fast.”

Listen
18,975 Hypes 4 Comments

#26: Catching Up With Nigel Sylvester In Between Flights

#26: Catching Up With Nigel Sylvester In Between Flights

The BMXer talks JAY-Z’s name drop, Dave Mirra’s legacy and putting on for Queens.

Listen
10,972 Hypes 0 Comments

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.