After talking to Shayne Oliver about what Hood By Air really stands for, its fall/winter collection was no surprise. Continuing to blur gender lines, forms and categories, Oliver sent out models that were unfamiliar, indiscernible and almost grotesque. Models wore pantyhose over their heads, some with facial hair stuck on, and to the naked eye it was almost impossible to tell their natural features and whether it was a man or woman. Some models wore custom-made grills that looked like braces, with chains and padlocks tied in for a shocking look. But that’s what Oliver does best — elude categorization, shocking us with offerings that made us feel uncomfortable, questioning what we’re familiar with. The answer was not always clear with what walked down the runway — was that a dress? A polo? Pants? Oliver took these basic items of our wardrobes and changed their silhouettes into something alien. But appreciating the clothes, Oliver focused on wardrobe staples that helps fill his collection with commercial pieces, such as button-downs and wool overcoats. Oliver also offered pieces that questioned silhouettes we’re familiar with, incorporating wide-legged pleated pants and jeans that extended into the model’s boots.