Shayne Oliver

American fashion designer Shayne Oliver is the founder and designer of New York City-based streetwear label Hood By Air. Born in Minnesota and raised in Trinidad and Brooklyn, Oliver attended both New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technologybut eventually dropped out. After saving up some money from DJ’ing, Oliver started creating pieces from what he could afford and eventually launched Hood By Air in 2006, which began as an underground label with small-scale production of sweatshirts and T-shirts. Recognized for aligning with the work of other high fashion heavyweights like Helmut Lang and Raf Simons, Oliver’s designs are known for constantly pushing the boundaries of design and proportions in sophisticated ways. Designs are uniquely androgynous in nature but still celebrate the beauty of both sexes as well as the sex-less. Oliver’s Hood By Air label eventually took off and exploded across the fashion scene. HBA guided the fashion industry’s visual shift from streetwear to higher, avant-garde extremities. The label has inspired a whole genre of designers besotted with the brand’s experimental use of textiles, print and execution. Featuring premium materials and progressive silhouettes, Oliver’s pieces capture opposing themes of sensuality and hardness, androgyny and masculinity. HBA has garnered a cult-like following and has received praise from famous artists which includes the likes of Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Ciara. The brand’s collaborations include a limited-edition skate deck with Selfridges and a collaborative boot with Forfex.

Hood By Air and Anonymous Club Preview 'THE PROLOGUE' Show
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Hood By Air and Anonymous Club Preview 'THE PROLOGUE' Show

Introducing ‘THE PROLOGUE.’

Hood by Air Unveils Latest Ready-To-Wear Campaign Featuring Naomi Campbell
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Hood by Air Unveils Latest Ready-To-Wear Campaign Featuring Naomi Campbell

‘The Prologue’ marks the brand’s return to ready-to-wear.

'HOOD BREATHES AIR' Book Explores Hood By Air's Glory Years
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'HOOD BREATHES AIR' Book Explores Hood By Air's Glory Years

Limited to just 90 copies.

A First Look at Hood By Air's T-Shirt Drop
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A First Look at Hood By Air's T-Shirt Drop

The first release since the relaunch of Shayne Oliver’s brand.

Hood By Air Plans to Turn the Fashion System Upside Down
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Hood By Air Plans to Turn the Fashion System Upside Down

The brand has outlined its vision for a new model of fashion production.


Shayne Oliver Discuss Plans for Hood By Air's Return
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Shayne Oliver Discuss Plans for Hood By Air's Return

Three years after the label went on hiatus.

Colmar A.G.E. by Shayne Oliver Re-Envisions Ski Wear in 3M-Heavy FW19 Collection
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Colmar A.G.E. by Shayne Oliver Re-Envisions Ski Wear in 3M-Heavy FW19 Collection

Captured in a cowboy-indebted lookbook.

Colmar A.G.E. Enlists Shayne Oliver for More Interpretive Silhouettes
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Colmar A.G.E. Enlists Shayne Oliver for More Interpretive Silhouettes

Product innovation meets Italian heritage ski-wear.

Kanye West Interviews Shayne Oliver About Hood by Air Relaunch
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Kanye West Interviews Shayne Oliver About Hood by Air Relaunch

HBA is back.

Colmar A.G.E. by Shayne Oliver's Outlandish FW18 Outerwear Is Now Available
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Colmar A.G.E. by Shayne Oliver's Outlandish FW18 Outerwear Is Now Available

A new take on cold-weather outfitting.

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