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NODE HOTEL

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INVISIBLE MEN

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“TRACK & FIELD” C/O VIRGIL ABLOH

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SUPERLABO

Tokyo's Finest Photo Publisher Opens Their New Showroom & Gallery

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

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GWANGJU DESIGN BIENNALE

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Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar

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“Figures of Speech” at the MCA Chicago

Virgil Abloh's First Museum Exhibition Portrays Creativity and Consumption in the 21st Century

NEW FOUND FORM

The New DJ Duo Joining The Dots Between London's Diverse Music Scene

ON MOUNTAIN HUT

An Ode to On’s Beginnings, A Sustainable Mountain Hut Found in the Swiss Alps 2,500 Metres Up

JULIA CHIANG

The Brooklyn-based Artist Explores the Ambiguous Complexities of Life With Vibrant Optimism

THE TAVERNIST

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THE OKURA TOKYO

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LINE LA

The Leading LA Hotel Celebrating Its Location, Creative Network and Perfect Refurbishment of an Architectural Masterpiece

ZIA

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka Main Lounge

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HERON PRESTON

An Unstoppable Energy & Vision From The New York Creative

December, 2014
Heron Preston, New York, 2014 © Photo: Clement Pascal for Ala Champ

Been Trill have seen an international take-over these past few months, and it can only be due to the solid team behind the up-and-coming brand. Heron Preston is one third of the New York-based brand, designing their iconic graphic-heavy styles, which see the designs now iconic in their identity.

Originally from San Francisco, and currently situated in New York, this man-about-town knows exactly what is going on in each part of the city. He cites ‘Pauls Baby Grand’ for best bar in New York, and all of Gabriel Stulman’s restaurants to dine at (Cafe Fedora, Chez Sardine, Joseph Leonard).

Proactive and positive in his approach, this young designer remains happily busy seeing his projects, and those he works with, flourish. His additional role at Nike in the Digital Department allows Heron to put his skills into action – art direct and help people dream bigger.

At the prime age of 30, he prefers to collect experiences, “because the greatest drug (for me) is life. You can’t buy that in pill form or smoke it! In my opinion, that is the new wealth.”

We wholeheartedly agree.

Heron was featured in Ala Champ Issue 8 (2014)
Photography: Clément Pascal for Ala Champ
Words: Monique Kawecki

Heron Preston, New York, 2014 © Photo: Clement Pascal for Ala Champ
Heron Preston, New York, 2014 © Photo: Clement Pascal for Ala Champ
Heron Preston, New York, 2014 © Photo: Clement Pascal for Ala Champ
December, 2014