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OTHERS by Hypebeast - Hong Yi aka RED

Architect-artist Hong Yi (aka “RED”) is known for her use of unconventional mediums to portray iconic subjects. A portrait of Mark Zuckerberg made out of books and a portrait of Yao Ming made from a basketball are small examples of her unorthodox approach to art. YouTube videos of her creations have gone viral.

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OTHERS by Hypebeast - Willie Greene of We The Urban

Meet 18-year old Willie Greene of  WeTheUrban.com, one of the youngest Editor-in-Chiefs in history. We the Urban is the first ever Tumblr-to-print magazine, which caught the attention of Nicola Formichetti. Willie’s entrepreneurship took his vision from a fashion blog with 10 million views to a full-fledged magazine that has allowed him to rub elbows with some of the fashion world’s most iconic tastemakers including Anna Wintour. Ali Lohan graces the cover of the September 2013 issue. Watch more Hypebeast here: http://bit.ly/OTHERSbyHypebeast

Hypebeast - Kevin Poon of CLOT 

CLOT’s co-founder Kevin Poon shares his success in offering the public an accessible curation of his favorite items through brand-building. With two clothing brands JUICE and CLOT, along with marketing agency Social Capital and distribution company DISTRICT under his belt, Kevin Poon is living proof that with the right execution any small idea can fester into something grand.

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OTHERS by Hypebeast - VERBAL

Meet creative maestro VERBAL. Known for his MC skills in the J-pop duo m-flo, the bold designs from his accessories line AMBUSH and his work with the hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz (a group which also includes A Bathing Ape’s founder Nigo), VERBAL can be instantly recognized by his unique and refined sense of style, as he continually create fascinating extensions of his personality. 

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OTHERS by Hypebeast - Mixing Up Styles with DJ Daruma of Crepeman

Tokyo’s DJ Daruma began rising in Tokyo’s hip-hop scene at age 15 as and teamed a dancer crew in the Digital Junkies crew. After taking an interest in house electronic music, he translated elements of the two musical genres into a Japanese fashion brand Roc Star before finally developing his defining brand Crepeman, a brand devoted to creating designs “for tomorrow.” 

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OTHERS by Hypebeast - Firmament

Firmament is stocked with hard to find brands and special collaborations that owner Joerg Haas grew organically into one of Berlin’s top menswear stores. Haas walks us through the difficulties in building-up Firmament as a brand itself, the boutique’s vision, and why buying for the shop can sometimes be like betting on a horse. 

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