Byron Hawes

Ushering the Nike Air Force 1 into 2017

"I like the all white high top strap with the gum bottom/there's something 'bout them that's dirty why I got 'em/I leave um strapped and laced and come up out um." That's Nelly talking about Nike's Air Force 1. Not current, 'please stream me out of ... More...

The Basel Conundrum

Photo by Zach Slootsky 'Why does anyone go to Miami? Ass, and the emerging contemporary art scene.' So said Alec Baldwin's iconic 30 Rock character, Jack Donag... More...

Fast Fashion: Is It Really Worth It?

Another season. Another fast fashion collabo. Kenzo x H&M releases this week. Pioneered, of course, by the downtown stage-setting, fêted af duo of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim; founders of Opening Ceremony. Imagine a PirateBay download queue... More...

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond(e)’ Unpacked

So we don’t know each other. But, chances are, the last week or so, we’ve had a shared experience. Well, one aside from the ‘ride the subway/drink a Daiquiri/vow to quit Facebook’ experience that we’re always sharing. Alone together. A specific one... More...

The King is Dead – Long Live the King

So it happened. Honestly, we knew it was coming, but it doesn’t soften the blow any. At midnight, April 1st, Hedi Slimane announced that he was leaving his self-styled house of Saint Laurent Paris. April fucking fools. Everyone has that designer. Ar... More...

Fashion Week: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

There’s been a ton of talk about the seismic shifts in the fashion universe of late. Not just that Creative Directors are quitting so quickly I’m starting to wonder if Zoolander inadvertently resurrected McCarthy, Beetlejuice steez. But that everyone... More...

The Kanye Principle

Do we even talk about anything but Kanye West anymore? Despite the barrage of news of late. The loss of King Bowie. Of Severus Snape. Of his real world Death E... More...