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Shayne Oliver

Designer, Hood by Air

Shayne Oliver's Live Mosaic

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Born
1988
Nationality

United States

Location
United States

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website
hoodbyair.com
twitter
twitter.com/shaynehba

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Biography

Minnesota-born Shayne Oliver is the founder of New York City based label Hood By Air. Raised in Trinidad and Brooklyn, he started his cult menswear label in 2006, making sweatshirts and T-shirts for his friends after dropping out of both NYU and FIT.

Since then, Oliver has been perfecting a look of his own, incorporating '90s staples like oversized tees, bold logos and graphics, with super premium materials and progressive silhouettes. With its bold 1990s-style graphics, striking silhouettes and high-fashion elements borrowed from the playbooks of Raf Simons and Helmut Lang , Hood By Air has managed to capture the energy of today’s mashed-up youth culture while upending traditional concepts of power, race and gender with a look that is both sensual and tough, androgynous and masculine.

The street wear thread that runs through his clothes, including the shirts that pun on glamour and cultural obsessions (for spring 2012, he created a line of tees that play on the Paramount logo), are favourites at boutiques such as Colette and Opening Ceremony , and include supporters like Kanye West , Rihanna, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky .

Famous for its logo – a bold “HBA” in caps, either white on black, or black on white – Hood By Air was a nominee for the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Menswear, and internationally, as a runner-up for the inaugural LVMH Prize.

Career

Hood by Air

Hood by Air

Designers

2006 - Present

New York, United States