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Hypebeast’s Creative Editor Talks Shop With Us

On a summer afternoon in Soho we found ourselves at the Hypebeast office interviewing, shooting, and generally just having a laid back time.

On a summer afternoon in Soho we found ourselves at the Hypebeast office interviewing, shooting, and generally just having a laid back time with creative editor Frederick Marfil. The man is a legend in his own right, previously a contributing editor for the WWD Men’s team and Associate Market Editor at Complex Magazine. He is a creative force to be reckoned with, and it seems everything this man touches turns to inspiration gold. This NYC native is seen here on a stroll near the Soho office wearing the Doheny 53 in fading black crystal. Frederick currently resides in Queens and takes is coffee with cream, no sugar.

Frederick Marfil Hypebeast's Creative Editor

R: When it comes to following one’s own creative intuition what do you think is important? What do you listen to?

FM: I usually go with my gut feeling. Often times when I feel shy or indifferent about something, I listen to my sister or close friends.

R: What does a typical day look like for you? Is there such a thing?

FM: It varies, from attending market appointments, styling shoots, brainstorming sessions with creative and churning out editorial posts on WordPress. You know that Sheryl Crow song? Everyday is a Winding Road.

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R: If you could evolve your craft instantly, right now, what sort of step forward would you take? What would change?

FM: Expanding my photography skills. I work with some really talented photographers in the office.

R: What single person have you come across in your life, who without them or their influence, things would simply not be as they are?

FM: My mom taught me about personal style as she always encouraged me to be myself.

Frederick Marfil Hypebeast's Creative Editor

R: Inspiration or perspiration?

FM: Both. Need to sweat out the bad in order to inhale the good.

R: What can you not live without?

FM: Kiehl's Creme de Corps blesses my eczema.

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R: What would you want to be remembered for?

FM: While it would be cool to be remembered for my cuffed pants, I would rather be remembered as someone that inspired others by a simple presence or gesture to make them feel comforted or even empowered to just speak their truth.

R: How do you take your coffee?

FM: Cream no sugar.

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Photos: Joonie Yang