Hood by Air

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There was hardly a sweatshirt in sight on the runway at Hood By Air yesterday. No graphic tees, either. Shayne Oliver seemed intent on showcasing a fuller, more luxe iteration of his brand, and with the LVMH prize money he won this summer, he had the resources to do it. The show opened with a set of Burtonesque jackets pieced together with safety pins, gave way to a series of expressively printed dress shirts and board shorts, and ended on a study of military and mad-scientist suiting. Throughout, models wore giant plexiglass collars that fell somewhere between a pet cone and a Renaissance-era ruff. The collection was titled “Ego,” and was inspired by the establishmentarian uniforms of astronauts, lawyers, and doctors. Filtered, as they were here, through the HBA id, they looked like the outfits of a subversive new army.

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