Hypebeast Magazine Issue 18 The Sensory Issue
Hypebeast Magazine Issue 18 The Sensory Issue
From Hypebeast.com comes the much anticipated eponymous printed publication. A 200 page magazine that encompasses the very essence of Hypebeast, yet also forms as a platform that delves into and divulges the subjects featured throughout. Released quarterly throughout the year, each themed issue will offer rich interviews and in-depth features, as well as vivid shoots and photo-spreads that makes this magazine aesthetically engaging. Relevant to what is contemporary and pleasing in its simplistic layout design, the Hypebeast magazine is your source for understanding fashion, culture and lifestyle.
Issue 18 - The Sensory Issue
To live in the modern world is to be assailed on all fronts by a constant barrage of sensory information. The very thought may make us want to withdraw indefinitely into solitude but it is immensely more rewarding to embrace the phenomena which add all the more color to our lives. This approach formed the guiding principle for our 18th publication titled The Sensory Issue where we sought out the creatives who sift through the reams of raw information in the wider world, distilling it into something all the more profound.
Renowned airbrush master Hajime Sorayama is our cover story this issue, having honed his art down to a science over a four-decade-long career. His chrome-clad fembots continue to confound the male gaze with their curvaceous, impenetrable exteriors, while simultaneously carving out a strange new niche for female empowerment. We visited Sorayama’s Tokyo studio to quiz him on how he creates his unique brand of eroticism, and to take a look inside his hedonistic, hypersexual headspace.
Sight and sound mix in our next story on animated chart-topping band Gorillaz, who took a break from promoting their new album Humanz to fill us in on their aural explorations during their six-year hiatus in typical
devil-may-care style. These two senses collide again in the world of Belfast-based artist Jack Coulter, whose synesthesia allows him to visualize sounds as animated color. We asked the abstract expressionist how the essence of creativity changes when you’re born with kaleidoscopic eyes.
Our olfactory glands were similarly stimulated by the perfumer behind visvim’s store fragrances, Blaise Mautin. We interviewed him to find out how he succeeds in imbuing his perfumes with the potent power of nostalgia, and the process of creating Hiroki Nakamura’s favorite scent. Founder of the prolific nendo design studio, Oki Sato also delivers nostalgia via the vehicles of product, interior and architectural design that tickle one’s sense of humor and fascinate with their subtle twists on the mundane.
lsewhere in this issue, we continued our exploration of the intertwining of East and West within fashion. Keizo Shimizu, founder of Nepenthes, recounts his mission of importing middle America’s thrift shop finds to plant the first seeds of the influential Americana movement back in Japan. In our “Conversations With…” section, we ask San Francisco native Alexander Wang on what it’s like having the highest-profile Asian name in fashion.
To both literally and metaphorically reflect the fembot artwork that Hajime Sorayama created exclusively for our cover, The Sensory Issue is our first to feature an entirely metallic cover and comes packaged within a similarly metallic sleeve with special gifts inside.
Today, it's easy to lament how back-in-the-day niche things have become mainstream, or how "our" once-underground culture has gone global. Long-time collectors say sneaker culture is dead, lost to resellers, bots, and backdoor deals. Old heads agonize over how once-mighty hip-hop has devolved into "mumble" rap, devoid of the bars and lyrical play that once defined the genre. OGs of the clothing trade say "streetwear" has lost its edge, with many designers now rejecting the term full-stop, calling it out as meaningless. Obsolete.
There's no denying the fact that there's some truth to these concerns. The things Highsnobiety has covered from day one are all way more popular than they ever were before. Which means, yes, certain aspects have been watered down and once-niche trends are now everywhere. It can be frustrating to see your favorite looks, sounds, and standards co-opted by those who could not have cared less a few short years ago — especially when their motives might feel less "pure," more corporate. "Streetwear," "street culture," and "influencer" have become a hollow buzzwords.
The thing is, no matter what label you use to define this world — no matter who else is involved, how wide "the culture" spreads, or how they try to box or package us — vibrant underground scenes, inspiring creative movements, and rebellious young spirits will always exist. Even in a world of carefully curated social media accounts and (sometimes eerily) targeted digital marketing campaigns, there are still independent thinkers pushing through with authentic, exciting new work and thriving on their own terms.
With this in mind, we chose the theme of "Alternative" for this issue of Highsnobiety.
Radiantly embodying this rebel spirit is breakout music talent 070 Shake. Growing up a self-proclaimed "very big troublemaker," 21-year-old New Jersey native Shake, born Danielle Balbuena, has risen quickly from relative obscurity to the verge of international stardom, in no small part due to the strength of her own forward-thinking belief in the raw power of music as a catalyst for positive change. After arguably stealing the show on both Kanye West's ye and Pusha-T's DAYTONA in the summer of 2018, the enigmatic Shake has positioned herself to become a crucial voice of her generation. And though she shirks labels, one can't help but think of her as a true alternative star, a shining example of the blend of sound and attitude that defines today's sonic landscape.
In the world of designer fashion, Kim Jones is a rule-breaker. In his youth, Jones worked at London's Gimme Five, where — among other duties — he unpacked boxes of Supreme. In the following years, he navigated and climbed the ranks of high fashion, never losing sight of his original ideals and holding true to his passion for '90s youth culture, skateboarding, and sneakers (he owns hundreds of pairs of rare Nikes). In 2017, as men's artistic director at Louis Vuitton, Jones brought forth the unprecedented LV x Supreme collaboration, placing the storied NYC skate label on the Parisian runway, signalling to the capital-"F" world of fashion, "We're here." In 2018, Jones continues this legacy as the artistic director of Dior Men's. In this role, Jones has further redefined the capital-"L" world of luxury, bringing Brian "KAWS" Donnelly, Matthew M. Williams of ALYX, and Yoon Ahn of AMBUSH into the fold to contribute to Jones' debut Dior collection. In doing so, Jones has cemented the collaborative community spirit of our scene in a very traditional world.
Exploring further corners of fashion and design, we go inside the extraordinary universe of the enigmatic Michèle Lamy, chat textiles with Amsterdam-based knitwear label BYBORRE, go in-depth on the philosophy and process of cult Italian shoemaker GUIDI, and speak with Mike Cherman of LA label Chinatown Market to learn how he's re-examining the standards of streetwear with a smile.
Heading further afield and seeking an alternative take on sneaker culture, we've gone deep into South Africa's Cape Flats with local photographer Imraan Christian to document Cape Town's distinct "bubblehead" scene of Nike Air Max enthusiasts, complete with an exclusive zine.
Highsnobiety was founded on a passion for product and the community that grew from a like-minded obsession with design's place in youth culture. In the early days, it was the independent minds who translated grand visions of a different world into covetable product, captivating our interest, initiating an ever-expanding conversation, and spurring our own growth from humble sneaker blog to international brand and multi-faceted publisher. Our goal with this issue is to inspire you to do the same: follow your own path, build a community, and have fun along the way.
The Business of Fashion is proud to present the 2018 edition of the #BoF500 in partnership with JHSF.
François-Henri Pinault, Virgil Abloh, Kalpona Akter and Yara Shahidi Cover the #BoF500 Print Edition.
For the sixth annual BoF 500, celebrating the people shaping the global fashion industry, we focused our lens on change agents: the pioneers, disruptors, innovators and activists who are addressing fashion's most critical issues head on.
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212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.
ISSUE V INCLUDES;
AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA,
FASHION STORIES BY SAMUEL BRADLEY AND OSMA HARVILAHTI,
PHOTO ESSAYS BY HELENA BLOMQVIST AND LUIS ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ, POLISH PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE EASTREET AND BURCU BOCEKLER,
ARTWORKS BY NES’E ERDOK,
A PROFOUND TRANSLATION OF ERASMUS’ FESTINA LENTE FOR NEW EYES AND MINDS
ARTICLES ON ANECHROIC CHAMBERS, PROTO-IDLERS AND CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHY.
PLUS, READ ABOUT READING ITSELF; THE PECULIAR INTIMACY OF IT ALL AND ARTS WRITER ANNA WALLACE-THOMPSON’S ESSAY IN PRAISE OF UNDERGROWTH.
WE ALL NEED DOWNTIME SOMETIMES, AND NOW IT SEEMS WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER. WE ARE HOPING THAT IN BETWEEN THESE PAGES YOU CAN FIND FUEL FOR INSPIRATION THROUGHOUT THE IDYLLIC DAYS OF SPRING AND SUMMER.
The Business of Fashion is proud to release its latest special print issue. This time, we examined “The Age of Influence.” The top-down, one-to-many dynamics of mass media have given way to a digital conversation powered by social platforms like Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Now, anyone, anywhere can attract a following, promote a brand, build a business and effect change. The issue features those wielding influence in this brave new world, from Kim Kardashian West, the ne plus ultra of the influencer economy, to Sinéad Burke, a three-and-a-half- foot activist for disabled people, to Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler, the duo behind Diet Prada, the fashion industry’s most-feared Instagram account. Elsewhere in the issue we explore how the growing reach of influencers is being regulated by government agencies and social media platforms and chronicle the rise of influential rappers like Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and Cardi B — the new kings and queens of the fashion game. The issue comes with The Business of Beauty, BoF’s first dedicated report on the $500 billion global beauty industry.
System Magazine explores the dialogues at the heart of the global fashion industry.
The biannual magazine offers exclusive long-format conversations with fashion’s most relevant, most powerful and most opinionated individuals, accompanied by portfolios created by the industry’s most in-demand image-makers.
Exploring and commenting on fashion’s constantly shifting landscape, System is a platform for deep thoughts and real opinions – shared within the industry and, in turn, influencing the broader world.
Issue 11 celebrates The Power of Youth, of newness, of Gen Z, of generational change, of progress, and the endless possibilities of the future.
Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink is this issue’s cover star, photographed in New Jersey by Juergen Teller, wearing pieces from Miu Miu’s latest collection. Conspicuously not an established fashion designer nor an authority on where the industry’s going; simply a talented, just-turned 16-year-old actress, experiencing the realities of entering a new age while navigating the turbulence of public exposure. Fragile yet powerful – the embodiment of our times.
Also in this issue:
The story of ‘Them’. Is the LGBTQ digital platform the future for Condé Nast?
Sixty young designers, photographers, stylists, models and others rapidly becoming fashion’s new establishment discuss the nude and its uncertain place in today’s fashion imagery.
As Jun Takahashi’s Undercover label becomes more meaningful and influential each season, System asks Kim Jones, Tim Blanks and Hysteric Glamour’s Nobuhiko Kitamura to each speak with Takahashi to find out why. With a photographic portfolio shot on location in Tokyo by Norbert Schoerner.
Craig Green talks to Hans Ulrich Obrist about his groundbreaking sculptural relationship with menswear.
An intimate portrait of partners in life, love, work and succession, with Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler. Accompanied by new Juergen Teller portraits.
A cross-generational discussion about the evolving role of the stylist, with Grace Coddington and Lotta Volkova.
The Seasonal Edit photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth and styled by Max Pearmain.
Huang Hung on the increasingly fashionable city of Chengdu, photographed by Feng Li and styled by Vanessa Reid.
Reassessing the pioneering role Agnès b played in connecting culture to fashion, as told by the designer herself, as well as Ryan McGinley, Harmony Korine and Jonas Mekas.
The story behind Barneys’ early-90s ad campaign heyday, featuring Ronnie Cooke Newhouse in conversation about her era-defining work with Steven Meisel, Linda Evangelista and Glenn O’Brien.
An intimate look into the life and inspirations of shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
Jean Paul Gaultier answers ‘The Showtime Questionnaire’.
plus, the New York Times’ Guy Trebay on gossip in the digital age, Raven Smith on freelance life home alone, and James Hyman on turning his magazine obsession into a ‘pop-culture Spotify’.
Pylot Issue 008: The Autonomy Issue.
This issue explores themes such as: The attitude changes we experience during our teenage years, motherhood and the representation of women, the human relationship with technology and how it impacts upon our daily routines and decision-making processes, creative ways of subverting power in society, be that as a collective or on our own.
160 pages of fashion, documentary and art photography, featuring contributions by: Ed Templeton, Andrea Riseborough, Billie JD Porter, Kira Bunse, Akram Khan, Raven Smith, Chris Killip, Marco Santucci, Matthias Steinkrause, RareBooksParis, Lanvin, TOGA, Mara Palena, and more.
Fine art cover by Ed Templeton
Heather Kemesky & Erika Linder by Cass Bird — Chloe Wise & Pluto by Emon Toufanian — Michèle Lamy by Joshua Woods — Dree Hemingway by Curtis Buchanan — Emma Summerton with Winston & Franklin — Moses Sumney — Danny Bowien — Quentin Jones — Ben Rayner — Jody Rogac — Zara Mirkin — Jason Nocito and many more.
Issue 7 is our biggest yet with 180 pages full of art, fashion and cats of course! Pick your cover from the 4 print editions featuring Heather Kemesky & Erika Linder with their kitten Pirate photographed in their NYC apartment by Cass Bird, Pluto Chicken Nugget Wise with a story on artist Chloe Wise by Emon Toufanian, Michèle Lamy photographed at her Paris home by Joshua Woods, Dree Hemingway photographed at her great-grandfather’s home turned museum in Key West with his polydactyl cat colony and an exclusive digital cover by Emma Summerton. Other stories include a surreal shoot inspired by Leonor Fini by Quentin Jones, Sara Rabin styled in Miu Miu and photographed by Jason Nocito, Moses Sumney muses on solitude and much more!
The Business of Fashion is proud to release its latest special print issue. This time, we focused our lens on the next generation of consumers. Fashion executives are rightfully obsessed with the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, a cohort that is already a powerful driver of consumer culture, expected to account for 45 percent of the global market for personal luxury goods by 2025, according to Bain & Company. Who are they and how can we reach them? This special print edition is our guide to what we are calling Generation Next. Everyone featured in the issue is 30 or younger, or connecting successfully with under 30-year-olds, or both, like our four cover stars: Selena Gomez, Adwoa Aboah, Lily-Rose Depp and Kris Wu. Elsewhere in the issue, 25-year-old, Alexandre Arnault, gives his first major interview on his life and work as the 3rd child of luxury titan and LVMH chief Bernard Arnault and co-chief executive of Rimowa, LVMH’s latest acquisition. We also sat down with the masterminds behind the phenomenal turnaround of German sportswear giant Adidas, a brand that has tapped a strategy rooted in speed, cities and ‘open source’ win cultural cred, surpassing arch-rival Nike in the eyes of young consumers. The issue includes a guide to this year’s BoF 500, a hand-select community of insiders shaping the global fashion industry in 2017.
Polpettas On Paper esplora e racconta tutti i campi dell'arte - architettura, design, illustrazione, musica, fotografia e molto altro ancora - attraverso le storie dei protagonisti della creatività contemporanea e contenuti originali, a metà strada tra una collezione di interviste e un libro d'arte.
Sei le interviste proposte in questo nuovo numero, con artisti e designer internazionali: Studio Formafantasma, Ólafur Arnalds, Malika Favre, Olaf Breuning, Silvia Camporesi, Margaux Soland.
Reportage a cura di INTERNOCONCUCINA, MÒNICA FIGUERAS, MARGAUX SOLAND, e uno speciale progetto collettivo realizzato da Andrea De Santis, Tekla Severin, Bianca Vagnoli, Agustí Sousa, Maria Sainte e Benedetta Ristori.
Testi in inglese affiancati in alcuni casi dagli articoli originali in altre lingue.
This issue of AnOther Magazine is an exploration of the heroic: valiant, noble, audacious, brave. However one chooses to define the word, the world has rarely needed heroes – people to look up to, be inspired by, and learn from – more than it does today.
Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga tells Ben Cobb of her breakthrough role as the inspiring female lead in Jeff Nichols’ new film Loving, with an accompanying shoot photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by Katie Shillingford.
Bright young star Mia Goth speaks to Kay Barron about her own heroes and her challenging choices of film roles, with imagery by Paolo Roversi, styled by Katy England.
In a 30-page special with an accompanying portfolio photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, Susannah Frankel speaks to Miuccia Prada and her pioneering collaborators about creating an alternative, intelligent and heroic world of fashion.
In celebration of the forthcoming Comme des Garçons exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the AnOther Magazine centrefold has returned, featuring a pull-out poster starring Raquel Zimmermann wearing Comme des Garçons, photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Katie Shillingford.
Mario Sorrenti and Robbie Spencer’s visionary story Scary Monsters imagines a living, breathing matryoshka doll for the modern world, which will appear on a limited-edition cover.