Hood By Air deconstructs ideas of discipline for Spring 2016 with a gender-warped collection inspired by school uniforms.

Shayne Oliver, the designer behind avant-garde luxe streetwear label Hood By Air, said that the main inspiration for his latest NYFW show was school uniforms. But rest assured - wear any of these outfits to a classroom, and you're likely to be sent straight to detention for some serious dress code violations.

As usual, the gender-warped designs displayed HBA's usual deconstructed cuts, fetish club accessories and clunky footwear, but the pieces also highlighted a blue collar edge that was drawn from Shayne's West Indian background and the uniforms worn at schools in unprivileged neighborhoods.

I'm obsessed with uniforms. I really like the principal aspect of it too. That's the kinky part of it to me.

There were padlock chain necklaces, denim get-ups with rips and zippers - a recurring HBA touch - and shirts and pants layered with whimsically freakish inset layering. Men and women in exaggerated contour make-up - a humorous commentary on Kardashian-level preening - strutted down a labyrinth-style runway in platform heels, donned dresses with arm-hugging cross-cross bandages and wore wrestling-inspired singlets.

The soundtrack featured the first track by Wench, a new collaboration by Oliver and producer Arca, which includes punishing remixes of everything from t.A.T.u. to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, as well as bits of Oliver rapping. The season also sported a softer, more a feminine vibe unique from previous HBA collections, as Shayne worked with a more neutral color swatch of mostly white, cream, blush and black, while pleating and frilly touches appeared to be recurrent feature, seen on side-slit leather and sheer chiffon skirts.

Shayne's class of outcast schoolkids was casted by photographer and frequent collaborator Kevin Amato, who has a penchant for unconventionally beautiful models who arrest and mesmerize with their strikingly alien appeal. Though the show was rather tame in comparison to previous HBA runway spectacles - there were no Great Danes, bleating sheep soundtracks or vogueing finales - the show did cement HBA's usual rebellious flare with perversions of school wear that redefine what it means to be "cool" or "fit in" in modern society.

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