For over a decade, Eugene Kan has been an innovator and thought leader in the space of media, creative culture, and fashion. Following university, Eugene left Edmonton to pursue a professional soccer career in Hong Kong. An early passion for sneakers meant that he spent his free time researching, writing, and connecting with others in the multi-billion dollar world of streetwear and footwear. This lead him to become HYPEBEAST’s first-ever editor. Following 9 years as Editorial Director at HYPEBEAST, he left to launch MAEKAN and what he sees as the future of culture-driven media. …


Born in DC yet a true Los Angeles native, Vahid has been a part of, consulted, or lead corporate development and strategy for some of the most admired, innovative and disruptive companies on Earth. After law school, Vahid focused on the connection between digital/physical commerce and experiences joining United Talent Agency’s newly formed Digital Talent, Innovation, and Ventures Department. After almost 2 years with UTA, Vahid joined Dollar Shave Club as employee number 8 recognizing DSC’s potential very early on. Within 5 years he helped launch, scale, and define the business and strategy of the company leading it to its…


George Muncey is a portrait and contemporary landscape photographer, based in London, working primarily with large format film cameras and printed matter.

Muncey also runs a YouTube channel under the name of “Negative Feedback” which aims to inform, and celebrate film photography in the digital age to an audience of 170,000. The channel has also stemmed off into print magazines and exhibitions, giving a voice and platform to the communities work.

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The concept of “learning-by-doing” has lead Caleb Flowers to an unusual but impactful approach to commerce and design. Being isolated geographically has allowed him to purvey his own unique point-of-view in the world of e-commerce. At his Salt Lake City based design studio and retail concept, HATHENBRUCK(TM), Caleb challenges the status quo of what a retail experience should feel like through gonzo marketing, brutal web design and offering tangible products that often contradicts the conventional form follows function principle. …


Ben Fainlight is a brand and marketing expert based in the US. He is currently the Brand Manager, Special Projects for StockX, and founder of Life in Perfect Disorder, a non-gendered and non-seasonal read-to-wear brand.

His project entitled “The Dream Team” became a global trend, with stockists including Net-A-Porter, Colette, and Lane Crawford, culminating with an adidas Basketball collaboration. He has previously worked with brands including Reebok, The Arrivals, Kara, Barney’s New York, and Shinola, among others.

Ben can help with questions and challenges in the world of branding, from management, to launch, to collaboration.

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Joe Holder a health and wellness consultant from New York City and founder of “The Ocho System”, “System of Service”, and a Nike Master Trainer. A firm believer that productivity begins by taking control of your health, Joe has worked with top brands, celebrities, influencers, and more to help them maximize their health culture and potential. Joe has spoken at various locations including Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Louis Vuitton, and more while also being featured in publications/outlets such as VOGUE, Men’s Health, Business Insider, ELLE, Runner’s World, and The Today Show.

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Oana Stănescu works in architecture, design and education. Prior to establishing her eponymous studio she lived and worked in Japan, South Africa and Switzerland before before founding the recently shuttered Family in 2010. Family New York client list included Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, 2x4, Arup, Nike, Tom Sachs, the New Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and Kanye West. She currently teaches at Harvard GSD and Cooper Union and has lectured at SCIARC, Cranbrook Art Academy, Neocon and Design Miami, amongst others. Oana Stănescu’s work has been covered extensively and she has been profiled by the NYTimes and Forbes…


As a true product of his environment and a native New Yorker, Jon grew up surrounded by the classic inspirations of the 80s and 90s, an era of a certain nostalgia infused with street culture, where music, skateboarding and fashion collided. At just 8 years old with some neighborhood friends, Jon started customizing shirts and hats inspired by the influence of style laden families moving to his block from the 5 boroughs.

While working on Wall Street as a stockbroker, Jon accumulated a 500+ pair sneaker collection of very rare finds. …


“Nation” is a music blogger & writer. Featured on Kanye’s favorite blog list on the KanyeUniverseCity, he was an early player in the rap blog movement that helped usher in the careers of today’s top hip hop stars. Complex named him one of top 25 must-follow music writers and feature him regularly as a top internet tastemaker. He has advised Drake on Take Care & If You’re Reading This Its Too Late and everything in between.

Ask Nation about staying relevant in the music-writing industry, making a living as a writer, working with high-profile artists, and the music industry at…


Chris was born and raised in Athens Greece. He spends his time travelling between Athens and Paris. He is (and always was) a photographer. You can find some of my work on Purple Fr, Oyster Magazine, Vogue, Twin, Popeye and more contemporary fashion magazines. He loves shooting on film. Currently he’s involved with my own magazine called Kennedy, and has shot for and collaborated with brands like H&M, YMC, Our Legacy, Several and more. He started Kennedy as a personal project in 2013 and recently released the 7th issue of the magazine. …

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