Karl Smith

Editor
karl.smith@hypebeast.com
Karl Smith is an editor at HYPEBEAST’s London office. His interests include ugly shoes, unnecessary jewelry, contemporary art and day-long Lil Peep YouTube rabbit holes. Prior to HYPEBEAST Karl worked at UK-based online music publication The Quietus as a music journalist.
UPDATE: A First Look at the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “6 Rings”
Footwear

UPDATE: A First Look at the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “6 Rings”

Expected to release in early 2018.

Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial
Fashion

Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial

Parking garage – but make it fashion.

A$AP Rocky, N.E.R.D and Skepta Lead Parklife 2018 Lineup
Music

A$AP Rocky, N.E.R.D and Skepta Lead Parklife 2018 Lineup

Appearing alongside Lorde, The xx, Vince Staples and more in Manchester.

Uniforme Paris' Fall/Winter 2018 Collection Considers '90s Hollywood Duality
Fashion

Uniforme Paris' Fall/Winter 2018 Collection Considers '90s Hollywood Duality

Mediations on a double life.

Tone Plays Things Down for a Low-Key Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Fashion

Tone Plays Things Down for a Low-Key Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

A fresh round of season-ready staples.


Gucci Mane's 'EA Sportcenter' Is Getting Its Vinyl Debut
Music

Gucci Mane's 'EA Sportcenter' Is Getting Its Vinyl Debut

“After this flip, I’m quitting the trap cold-turkey…psych!”

SOPHNET. Gets Season-Ready With Spring/Summer 2018 Part Three
Fashion

SOPHNET. Gets Season-Ready With Spring/Summer 2018 Part Three

“PANTHER COUNTRY.”

Federico Cina Revels in Bizarre Opulence for Fall/Winter 2018
Fashion

Federico Cina Revels in Bizarre Opulence for Fall/Winter 2018

Silky quilt textures and neon jackets.

Elon Musk Won't Be Getting Paid Unless Tesla Succeeds With New 10-Year Pay Package
Automotive

Elon Musk Won't Be Getting Paid Unless Tesla Succeeds With New 10-Year Pay Package

“No guaranteed compensation of any kind.”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Take TDE on the Road for Championship Tour
Music

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Take TDE on the Road for Championship Tour

Taking in 30 stops with the label’s finest.

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