There is something fascinating about people that are totally dedicated to what they do. It is similar to when one sets your goals and all else around you becomes a blur. Kiya is one of those people, he gets up early everyday to answer customer e-mails, runs Self Edge SF, NY, and soon to be LA. He travels between SF/NY/Japan or wherever, to connect with other like minded people. Most interviews with Kiya are always about denim and what makes the brands he carry worth it. I really wanted to make this one more personal, like all my other ones. It didn’t take me long to realize that to Kiya there is not a whole lot of distinction between what he wants people to get out of Self Edge and his personal life. In a way people like Kiya are most exciting to me because complete and utter dedication to ones craft is the sign of authenticity. In a time when it easy for some to bend over backwards for their advertisers, at SLAMXHYPE we’d like to think that we are still as dedicated as Mr. Babzani.
The Bigger Meaning | An Interview with Kiya Babzani
January 11th 2010