Byron Hawes

COVID and the travel bug

In light of the state of our union (and by that I mean humanity’s supposed social contract, rather than that of my adopted homeland), it has been feeling specious, and borderline irresponsible, to tap out pithy epigrams suggesting that Nigo and Virgi... More...

Solange ‘When I Get Home’ Houston Event

There are certain people who give off the distinct impression, upon first glance, of not being from anywhere. Of simply having arrived, fully formed on earth; from the ether, perhaps.I always got that feeling about Solange. Not that she didn't re... More...

Fashion Mean Girls: Calling out the copycats

Much has been made of the ‘honesty’ and ‘integrity’ of the Instagram account @Diet_Prada over the course of the last week or so. Which makes sense; then fashion world being as notorious for chasing new young things as that ‘president’.Mainstream ... More...

A Damn. Coronation

Has there ever been a mainstream rapper more difficult to parse than Kendrick Lamar? More complicated; obfuscatory; excoriatingly honest; conflicted?Kendric... More...

8 Destinations To Travel To in 2017

The New York Times just did their annual '52 places to go' list. And guess what? Canada came out on top. Not Squamish, or Calgary, or Toronto, all of which have been on the list over the last few years, but Canada. The whole country. They recommend a... 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 Donaghy. Well, for at least one week of the year, aesthetics carnal are thrown over in favour ... More...

Byron Hawes

Contributing Editor

Boulevardier. Sprezzaturista. Architecture and avarice. Rakim and Rilke. Founding Editor at The Après Garde. Contributing Editor at Hypebeast.