Hood By Air by Shayne Oliver

Hood by Air

  • Who’s the Designer:  Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
  • What’s the inspiration:  The driving inspiration behind the design aesthetic for HBA is the way that Oliver is speaking a different fashion dialect than anyone else on the runways.  Yes, Rick Owens presented a collection where models were real women that performed a step show.  But what Oliver has done far surpasses and even rivals that of Owen’s genius in that his fashion dialect centers around elevating street wear into fashion, rather than only using it as inspiration.
  • Why it’s relevant:  Shayne Oliver’s out of the box approach to giving a voice to streetwear as a legitimate fashion style is revolutionary.  His thoughtful approach in his usage of fabrics and trims to still preserve the essence of the streets while marrying it beautifully through carefully crafted technique is brilliant.
  • Where to wear it:  Take a nod from a few of Oliver’s  most loyal patrons like Riri and Kanye West and wear it everywhere and anywhere.  This collection and HBA pieces in general are not for the faint of heart so if you can’t wear these pieces with the best of them then it’s best you leave it to a pro and not get hurt in the mean time. (But seriously, don’t sell yourself short before you try it! I have faith in you)

 

 

 

 

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