Hypebeast Magazine Issue 23
Hypebeast originally set out to learn about the journeys of a few individuals who are enjoying blazingly successful careers, and were promptly reminded that something else lies beyond the linear progress we associate with hard work – more specifically, a host of murky decisions and the odd piece of luck, towed laboriously along the road to glory by a vague-yet-pressing instinct to do something that matters to us. The latest instalment of HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 23: The Sequence Issue is an unintentionally-ironic collection of missteps, triumphs and candor – stories from whom we assumed have it made proving that they too, often didn’t have things figured out.
Then Hypebeast go into stories which examine with a meticulous lens, practices such as Dev Hynes’ – or Blood Orange’s – documentarian approach to music. Kim Jones, the undispudted father of luxury sportswear, speaks to Hypebeast about his new gig as menswear director of Dior Homme. Shin Murayama’s painstakingly made masks have found themselves front and center of ASAP Rocky’s album Testing, and in fashion shows for the likes of Alyx – yet he still works from the same home studio and actively rejects being called a fashion designer.Snøhetta, the Norwegian architecture firm responsible for the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion at Ground Zero and the remodelled Times Square in New York City – amongst a host of equally – impressive projects around the world – speaks to Hypebeast about their unique approach to design.