Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air on His Design Vision

The HBA crew in 2013 | Photographer Jamie Morgan, a member of the 1980s creative group Buffalo, was commissioned by Style.com to shoot this image for its Style.com/print publication.

BoF brings you an in-depth conversation with Shayne Oliver, founder and creative director of ascendant luxury streetwear label Hood By Air, courtesy of our friends at 032c.

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Cult Menswear Brand John Elliott + Co Grows on Its Own Terms

Snap Overshirt, Hooded Villain, and Escobar Sweatpants | Source: John Elliott + Co

John Elliot and Aaron Lavee have managed to grow an initial investment of $30,000 into a fledgling business that’s set to generate revenues in the “seven-figure-range,” propelled by its standout basics and healthy online fanbase.

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Kate Spade Shares Jump After Handbag Maker Increases Forecast

Kate Spade summer 2014 campaign | Source: Kate Spade

NEW YORK, United States — Kate Spade & Co., the handbag maker with aspirations to be a global lifestyle brand, jumped as much as 12 percent in early trading after beating quarterly earnings estimates and raising its annual forecast.

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