Community Culture: Light A Box Leeds – Reebok x Eames

To highlight the launch of the Reebok x Eames Club C 85 – we visited Jake at Light A Box Leeds who specialise in crafting hand-built light-boxes designed to brighten up your brand, home or event. Based in Leeds City Centre only a short walk from our flagship store, Light A Box have become renowned […]

To highlight the launch of the Reebok x Eames Club C 85 – we visited Jake at Light A Box Leeds who specialise in crafting hand-built light-boxes designed to brighten up your brand, home or event. Based in Leeds City Centre only a short walk from our flagship store, Light A Box have become renowned for their high grade work with recent clients including vintage store 194 Local, brewery Amity Brew Co and Leeds ramen spot House Of Fu.

Reebok present the first landmark collaboration with Eames Office – using Reebok’s Club C to connote Eames’ design vision of timeless, classic design to adapt effortlessly into everyday life. The shoes feature a premium luxe garment leather upper, plush terry lining and are finished with a woven Eames label and custom sockliner to give a distinctive timeless vibe.

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were best known for their ground-breaking furniture creations for Herman Miller and Vitra, the husband-and-wife team redefined post-war American design and shaped the 20th century with their playful yet purposeful sensibility. Eames design represents a belief that the objects in our everyday life should enrich our existence and transcend utilitarian function to connect with people on a personal level. The Eames motto – “Take your pleasure seriously,” highlights the fact that form and function are inseparable paths to joyous ways of living, making the Club C a suitable everyday timeless canvas to celebrate the life and work of the Eames Office.

The Reebok x Eames Club C 85 launches at HIP on 21/10/21 online at 08:00am.

New Balance x Stone Island RC_ELITE V2

New Balance join forces with Stone Island for the beginning of a new long-term partnership that sees the reinterpretation of the innovative RC ELITE v2 racing shoe. The shoe’s highly breathable upper represents the combination of antithetical elements, between distinctive elements of the New Balance heritage aesthetic and cutting-edge materials and techniques, such as the […]

New Balance join forces with Stone Island for the beginning of a new long-term partnership that sees the reinterpretation of the innovative RC ELITE v2 racing shoe. The shoe’s highly breathable upper represents the combination of antithetical elements, between distinctive elements of the New Balance heritage aesthetic and cutting-edge materials and techniques, such as the mesh construction and application of the logo, which are both 3D. The midsole uses lightweight FuelCell technology and a full carbon fibre plate, offering the highest energy return with propulsive transition and 360-degree functionality, designed to allow for faster running. The 3D knit upper provides lightweight structure and features a thin, super breathable, race-ready vamp. The shoe is finished with strategic 3D printed medial and lateral branding with New Balance graphics on the right foot and the Stone Island Compass logo on the left foot, whilst New Balance’s highest rebound midsole compound combines with the full-length carbon fibre plate for maximised energy return.

The New Balance x Stone Island RC_ELITE V2 launches at HIP on 22/10/21 online via raffle.

YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Pyrite’ & ‘Stone Salt’

adidas present the arrival of the YEEZY BOOST 380 in two all new colourways in the form of the YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Stone Salt’ and the YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Pyrite’. The YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Stone Salt’ features an upper composed of an earth toned re-engineered Primeknit offset with a tonal slash and brown detailing alongside […]

adidas present the arrival of the YEEZY BOOST 380 in two all new colourways in the form of the YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Stone Salt’ and the YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Pyrite’.

The YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Stone Salt’ features an upper composed of an earth toned re-engineered Primeknit offset with a tonal slash and brown detailing alongside dark brown laces, collar, and gum sole. As expected, the 380 is finished off with a re-engineered full-length BOOST midsole for endless added comfort.

The YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Pyrite’ features an upper composed of a grey and brown re-engineered Primeknit offset with a tonal slash and brown detailing alongside tan laces, collar, and gum sole. As expected, the 380 is finished off with a re-engineered full-length BOOST midsole for endless added comfort.

The adidas YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Pyrite’ & ‘Stone Salt’ launch at HIP on 18/10/21 online via raffle here and here.

YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘Wash Orange’

Introducing the coveted YEEZY 700 in an all-new vibrant iteration. The adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘Orange Wash’ features a full-length drop in BOOST midsole, an upper composed of a grey, black and green premium suede with mesh underlays and orange sole detailing to give a real pop to this stand-out colourway. Finishing off this new […]

Introducing the coveted YEEZY 700 in an all-new vibrant iteration. The adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘Orange Wash’ features a full-length drop in BOOST midsole, an upper composed of a grey, black and green premium suede with mesh underlays and orange sole detailing to give a real pop to this stand-out colourway. Finishing off this new take on an iconic silhouette, the adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘Orange Wash’ features a supportive black traction sole along with reflective heel and three stripe branding. 

The adidas BOOST 700 ‘Wash Orange’ launches at HIP on 16/10/21 online via raffle.

Work With Us: Studio Assistant/Junior Stylist – Leeds, Yorkshire

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from […]

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from a range of categories.  It was the local community spirit that allowed us to flourish, like minded individuals who share the same appreciation for ‘nice things’ as we do.  With exciting in-store experiences and an innovative digital platform that aim to educate and engage, we can now grow this community to fit the modern world we live in.

We are currently looking for a Full Time Studio Assistant/Junior Stylist to join our quickly expanding team based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

If interested, please apply here.

Overview

Supporting the Photography & Creative team to ensure daily and weekly targets are met. Maintain the high level of standards in the photography studio and assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance. Involvement in styling elements of e-commerce and modelled product shots. Take ownership of the delivery and return of photography stock into the studio and back to the warehouse.

Role Overview & Responsibilities 

Steam garments and prepare accessories prior to shooting to maximise studio output. 

Prepare the studios for shoots, assisting with set up and preparations.

Manage garment rails and prepare samples to be returned to the Warehouse, making sure they are correctly tagged and packaged. 

Liaise with the stylist on preparation of stock prior to model shoots and any shoots for additional assets. 

Styling product and outfit builds for on and off model photography / video. 

Assist in the delivery, organisation and return of seasonal samples, ensuring all products are accounted for in the correct location. 

Move stock, props and equipment between studio and storage areas as required. 

To assist all Photographers and teams in the studios throughout the day. 

Read & interpret company reporting on incoming and current stock 

Use company programs and devices to process intake of delivery and product return completion 

Ensure the studio is organised and tidy to maintain efficient working environment.

Skills/Experience Required

Good organisational skills

Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

HIP product and brand knowledge

Ability to prioritise tasks effectively

Experience in styling 

Strong time management with ability to towards deadlines

Work With Us: Junior Studio Photographer (Apprentice) – Leeds, Yorkshire

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from […]

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from a range of categories.  It was the local community spirit that allowed us to flourish, like minded individuals who share the same appreciation for ‘nice things’ as we do.  With exciting in-store experiences and an innovative digital platform that aim to educate and engage, we can now grow this community to fit the modern world we live in.

We are currently looking for a Full Time Junior Studio Photographer (Apprentice) to join our quickly expanding team based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

If interested, please apply here.

Responsible To –

HIP Operations Manager

Overview

We are seeking the perfect Apprentice to fit in to an already successful and established team at HIP. Alongside this role the successful apprentice will study the Level 3 Photographic Assistant apprenticeship, which is suited for individuals with a keen interest and passion for photography. This apprenticeship will be delivered by JGA Group who are a national leading and well-established training provider who are specialists in a variety of sectors. They offer a learner centred, flexible and inclusive learning development programme.

This 18-month apprenticeship programme will develop key skills, knowledge, and behaviours of a Junior Assistant Photographer (Apprentice) allowing them to work collaboratively with others in the team to meet key performance indicators. 

Role Overview & Responsibilities 

Setting up studio for shoots including lighting, arrangement, props, etc.

Responsible for transactional & studio-based photography.


Preparation of clothing I footwear I accessories – assisting stylist when required.

Follow direction from creative photography lead.

Assist creative photography lead on larger shoots & campaigns.

Uploading of files / imagery to the correct destination in keeping with organized storage set up.

Carry out post-production process after each shoot, keeping in line with brand guidelines.

Assist in other tasks where necessary including studio maintenance, keeping all photography equipment organized and stored correctly.

Skills/Experience Required

Experience with editing software including Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Lightroom

Competent knowledge in setting up studio and lighting for commercial and e-com imagery.

Proven experience within a similar role is advantageous.

Able to work quickly and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of quality and managing workloads.

Organized and be able to manage own workflow.

An interest and knowledge of the product and brands HIP stock would be advantageous for the role.

Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (preferable)