Hood by Air

Definitively New York brand Hood by Air got its start in 2006, as a line of t-shirts simply emblazoned with the word "HOOD." Head designer Shayne Oliver, a member of the GHE20 G0th1k creative collective, continues to subvert and reinvent streetwear with bold, post-gender reinterpretations of urban classics. Since his win of the first LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, Oliver has directed his attention towards new approaches to cut, tailoring, and fit. Innovative, androgynous womenswear comes in convertible mashups: skirts crossbred with trousers, bonded decals with t-shirt dresses, and transformative leather accessories.