Using the momentum and resources from his recent CFDA nomination and €100,000 LVMH Special Prize to expand his vision, Shayne Oliver partnered with Style.com to introduce the Hood By Air pre-Spring 2015 collection. For upcoming seasons, Hood By Air will be divided into three parts—Hood by Air (wardrobe pieces) and HBA (printed pieces), and an artisanal collection which Oliver isn’t ready to reveal. “It will be Hood by Air for sure. It’s just really special,” he told Style. “And it will be a presentation as opposed to being a show, definitely meant to be intimate and one-on-one. It’s going to push the direction of this whole season. It’ll be the fire starter.” The pre-Spring 2015 collection acts as a precursor to what will be shown during New York Fashion Week. Digital prints, block letters and stripes prevail, and the wardrobe pieces—shirts and jeans—are experiments in deconstructed basics. Done in collaboration with Forfex, the collection’s footwear borrows details from the designer’s favorite Nikes, Timberlands and GBX boots. Be sure to visit Hood By Air’s official website for the latest from the brand.
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