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.

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.

Shayne Oliver Joins Forces With Colmar for A.G.E “Alpine Nostalgia” Collection
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Shayne Oliver Joins Forces With Colmar for A.G.E “Alpine Nostalgia” Collection

Bringing the designer’s eye to the classic brand.

Longchamp By Shayne Oliver Serves Up ‘Realness’ and ‘Hiatus’ in NYC Pop-Up
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Longchamp By Shayne Oliver Serves Up ‘Realness’ and ‘Hiatus’ in NYC Pop-Up

Presented by Longchamp
Launching on Friday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Shayne Oliver Pushes Travel Accessories Forward With Longchamp Collaboration
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Shayne Oliver Pushes Travel Accessories Forward With Longchamp Collaboration

Leather goods, footwear, ready-to-wear items and bags.

Diesel Debuts Shayne Oliver's Inaugural Red Tag Project Collection
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Diesel Debuts Shayne Oliver's Inaugural Red Tag Project Collection

The Hood by Air founder takes the brand’s denim in new directions.


Diesel Announces Shayne Oliver Collaboration
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Diesel Announces Shayne Oliver Collaboration

Introducing the Red Tag Project.

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The Top 10 Runway Shows of 2017

A year of spectacle, rebranding, and challenging conventions

Helmut Lang's Spring/Summer 2018 Is Available to Purchase Online Now
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Helmut Lang's Spring/Summer 2018 Is Available to Purchase Online Now

Get your hands on Shayne Oliver’s first full collection.

Shayne Oliver Energizes Helmut Lang with Resort 2018
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Shayne Oliver Energizes Helmut Lang with Resort 2018

Editor-in-residence Isabella Burley and the HBA designer continue pushing forward.

Helmut Lang Releases Resort 2018 Collection Designed by Shayne Oliver
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Helmut Lang Releases Resort 2018 Collection Designed by Shayne Oliver

The latest from the iconic label.

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