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Shinsuke Takizawa
Founder of NEIGHBORHOOD
Heison Ho/Hypebeast

Profile
2020 Hypes Score
456,206
Discipline
Fashion , Retail , Footwear , Design
Nationality
Japanese
Honors

Achievement

NEIGHBORHOOD is as trie-and-true as it gets when it comes to quality Japanese streetwear. Designer Shinsuke Takizawa’s unrelenting approach to keep the brand’s military and biker ethos always intact has made the label highly sought after globally. The year has blessed NEIGHBORHOOD with a number of fine releases and collaborations. One that sticks out was the label’s outdoor-focused release involving names like Helinox, Abu Garcia, Leatherman, and Raid. Other collab highlights include a SUPER73 Engineer custom electric S-Bike and a tattooed hand incense chamber with artist Dr. Woo.

In terms of clothing, NEIGHBORHOOD’s FW20 was something to behold with the range’s colorful bandana prints, utilitarian outerwear and versatile everyday staples reaching top retailers worlwide. Footwear wise, the brand collaborated with Danner for the first time for a tactical boot and linked with Vans and tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon for an Authentic 44 DX drop.