HOOD BY AIR ON HIATUS
Hood by Air, the buzzy streetwear brand and collective, cofounded by Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub, will take some time off.
Both founders have decided to dedicate more time to other core projects. Namely, Oliver will switch his attention to his new role at Helmut Lang, where he will create a special men’s and women’s collection that will be presented in September while Weinraub, HBA’s ceo, will concentrate on filmmaking and her directorial career.
The first HBA logoed tees were launched in 2007. The line quickly became a lifestyle collection that caught the attention of the media and gained a cult following among celebrities such as Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna.
In 2014, Oliver was nominated as a finalist for the LVMH Young Designers Award and showed his men’s collection at Pitti Uomo in 2015. He was pivotal in driving the luxury streetwear category that is enjoying a major momentum across the globe.