RUNWAY: Hood by Air SS16Underneath the outre and often ostentatious designs at Hood by Air is an actual narrative, one that needs to be more explored more or at least talked about more. For SS16, the label's designer Shayne Olivier played with the idea of kids in urban areas often being the inspiration for many high fashion designs but the designs are so out of reach for these middle and low income families that they have to resort to making their own.
This manifested into childhood uniforms, primarily from the 90s, like all-denim looks that transformed into DIY-esque proportions. One of the HBA's biggest coups is being on the frontier of what is increasingly an important and almost seismic shift in fashion: genderless fashion. Here, nearly the entire collection could easily be worn by any gender identity, from clinical coats to body-hugging athleticwear.