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[hypebae] HOW A BLACK EDITOR TAKES UP SPACE IN SNEAKER CULTURE AND BRINGS THE REST OF US WITH HER


Style has always been described as a way to express who we truly are, but it is really about how we found that signature element that holds true to our core — it’s that one piece that built the foundation for you to grow on, the one piece that solidified how you want to show up in the world. For some people, it was the first outfit that fit without any alterations, accentuating your best accents. Others defined their style after finding the perfect accessory: a herringbone chain, oversized gold hoop earrings, or a simple oval band ring to be worn daily. Then, there are those whose first pair of sneakers left them with a feeling of confidence and cool that told a story of victory and exclusivity. Writer and editor Christyna Pourhabib explores the experience and that defining moment with a focus on the latter, bringing to life a coffee table book titled The First Pair.



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