New York City was the place to be last week and naturally we made the short trip from our headquarters in Chicago to the east coast. The city that never sleeps was even more lively than usual as both New York Fashion Week and All-Star weekend took over the streets. We kick started our week at the highly anticipated Kanye x Adidas presentation. With Adidas giving the reigns of creativity to its collaborators, we’re not surprised Kanye’s capsule collection was monochromatic perfection. On Saturday, we put the fashion shows on pause to show love to the Just ★ Don All-Star Weekend pop-up shop hosted inside the Jordan 30th anniversary exhibit. Our second stop was at Robert Geller. Geller’s models truly demonstrated how not to sacrifice style for warmth for the A/W ’15 season with effortless layering focused on proportions. Last on the agenda was Hood by Air and although we’ve come to expect their outlandish presentations it definitely doesn’t make them any less interesting. HBA designer Shayne Oliver continues his mastery of dichotomies, as seen on fur coats with box logos, male models in skirts, and generally clean cut tailoring with streetwear accents.
Hood by Air by default gets categorized as streetwear, yet their designer Shayne Oliver has consistently proven HBA has much more to offer. Their fall/winter ’14 collection is no exception. Staying true to the brand’s avant-garde aesthetic, this season looks to punk culture for a touch of inspiration best seen in the abundance of bondage accents on the denim and details on the sweater selection. The rebellious vibes we get from the collection encompasses what Hood by Air is all about; pushing the boundaries of creative expression to challenge and reframe the concepts of streetwear, high-end fashion, gender, and so much more.
Photography shot by Anthony Trevino and edited by Clayborne Bujorian
Words by Adriana Gaspar