A Conversation With - Tony Hawk

A man who needs no introduction; Tony Hawk is quite simply one of the most influential skaters that ever dropped in. He not only brought the sport to levels of visibility not yet scene, but he also redefined the scenes involvement with video games and music. Bringing countless new skaters and bands with him along the way. Now with the launch of the Tony Hawk Signature line, a capsule collection in collaboration with photography legend and friend Anton Corbijn available exclusively at London based luxury fashion retailer BROWNS. Tony is again pushing new boundaries for the culture /

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FashionGraeme Gaughan
Five Things - Soy Panday

A true advocate of global perspective, Soy Panday has been looking to the horizon and letting creativity from all over the world inform his graphic work for years. As co founder of Magenta Skateboards with brothers Vivien and Jean Feil, Soy continues to push a more meaningful side to skateboarding.

We sat down with Soy at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week to get his “5 Things” /

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CultureAdam Titchener
FACT 10 1979 2019 - GoodHood X Joy Division

In celebration of one of the most important albums of our time, as well as a landmark in music/design crossover history. London’s Goodhood have teamed up with the graphic architect of Joy Divisions seminal debut Peter Saville to create a capsule collection of curated items celebrating 40 years since "Unknown Pleasures" was first released /

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"Duet" - TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist SS20

‘Duet’ is the new Spring Summer 2020 collection by Takahiro Miyashita for his eponymous label TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist presented during this seasons Mens Paris Fashion Week. TheSoloist is inspired by Miyashita’s personal style, known for its asymmetrical cuts and unique modifications to normal pieces.

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Shibuya Crossover - Hi Tec Japan

We took an urban hike from Yoyogi Uehara Subway Station to central Shibuya with Hi-Tec Japan in our latest editorial “Shibuya Crossover”.  Highlighting the brands ethos of “city to the trail”, we took a look at the different functional styles are available for various outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, gorge walking or trekking. Or Simply going for to the local store for milk /

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FashionGraeme Gaughan
Hamadawashi ‘Zokuzokusuru Washi’ Exhibition

Hamadawashi believes that the strength of washi is not only its robustness, but the flexibility and adaptability to last without deterioration for a thousand years. To verify that, their washi is used to restore international masterpieces including the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo's Last Judgment, Ukiyoe collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Louvre Museum collections.

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Bronx Tale

Bronx Tale by SOFIANE EDJE is the ninth in our exclusive online editorials. Using shadow and natural light to create texture and pattern, we look to merge these with the native colour back drops of the Bronx NY /

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FashionGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Kazumichi Maruoka

Kazumichi Maruoka is an artist who marches to the beat of his own drum. Well-schooled in hardcore and punk, he works in pottery and illustration – his sculptural work revolves around ingenious, artisanal reimagining’s of the human skull . Born and raised in Hiroshima and now based in the outskirts of Tokyo, Maruoka finds himself most at home at the CPW skate store in Kaminoge – As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him in the quiet residential area, and a somewhat surprising location for this hub of Mr Maruoka’s creative friends, who who share his passions in skateboarding, films and music /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Ino Hidefumi

Kyushu native Mr Ino Hidefumi moved to Tokyo in early 2002 with his wife Hiroko. After launching the successful café Tenement, they managed to build up enough revenue to back Mr Hidefumi’s dream of becoming a musician: in 2004 he put out his first single – a hit – and launched a record label, also called Tenement. Since then, Mr Hidefumi has released a series of albums, recorded exclusively with vintage instruments, which, he says give him “a sense of nostalgia”. His latest, Don’t Listen, Feel! Which was released at the end of 2018, is the first on which he’s picked up the mic and tried his hands at vocals. – As the final part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met him in Jinbocho, a district famed for its used book stores, and Harajuku, in the renowned synth shop Five G

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
In Bloom - Tourne de Transmission

London’s Tourne de Transmission has a habit of mixing old with the new. Be it from a technology perspective hence its “analogue | digital | signal >> multipoint” tag line, or from a clothing and fabrication perspective. For their SS19 collection entitled “RUINS” we look at the contrast in the brands choice in materials. and how they are implemented though TDT’s utility meets eastern tailoring stand point /

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FashionGraeme Gaughan
See No Evil

For the eighth in our series of online exclusive editorials, we look toward late 70’s NYC based band Television who’s debut album Marque Moon is wildly sighted as a cult classic. In this case we have reinterpreted classic promo images of the band using designers & brands such as Needles, Wacko Maria and Raf Simmons /

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FashionGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Lono Brazil III

Born a Japanese mother and American father, Mr Lono Brazil grew up between Japan and the USA before settling in Tokyo in his mid-20s. Now he serves as director of Union Tokyo – the latest outpost of the cult LA store, which Mr Brazil has been instrumental in making a success – while working with Nike to support local running communities in the city. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him at Union and the neighbourhood he remembers from childhood, just behind Yoyogi park /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Tomoki Takaso

Discussing fashion with Tomoki Takaso is never dull. Having worked for almost a decade at famed Japanese publication Huge, Takaso turned to retail when it folded, making the most of his eye for the avant-garde by opening Velvet, a vintage store now in its fourth year of business. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with Tomoki in Shimo Kitazawa, an area that, aside from its wealth of vintage clothing, is known for its underground music scene and hole-in-the-wall eateries /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
The World Keeps Turning - CMMN SWDN SS19

Putting the spotlight firmly on the growing tension surrounding global over consumption, we take a look at CMMN SWDN’s SS19 collection entitled “Its a Jumble Out There”. By making use of opposing angles and polarised perspective, the collections skewed proportions are highlighted in our latest brand story “The World Keeps Turning” /

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FashionAdam Titchener
A Conversation With - Tull Price

A brand founded on principles, FEIT has garnered a loyal army of fans who stand behind its purist perspective and devotion to the ethics of hand made footwear. We caught up with founder Tull Price to chat about his journey and the brands new store in San Francisco /

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A Needle in the Sea

Boasting an Impressive list of international Designers and an immersive concept space, Taipai’s NE Sense has been a go-to destination for luxury meets contemporary menswear in nations capital. Since launching their in house line NECESSITY SENSE in 2017, the Hsieh brothers take on formal tailoring mixed with modern fluid silhouettes has further solidified their place on the international map. With obvious inspiration coming from the families ties to the local fishing industry, we take a closer look at the brands Spring / Summer 2019 collection entitled “A Needle in the Sea” /

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