Hood by Air, founded by Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub, is ceasing operations immediately. The label, beloved by Jaden Smith and Naomi Campbell is known for its subversive, raunchy designs blurring the boundaries between streetwear and luxury.
The high-end street wear brand is officially on hiatus while Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub will focus on their separate activities. Oliver will be completing his exclusive design collaboration with Helmut Lang, which will be revealed in September. Weinraub, too, is is currently developing her film and directorial career with her upcoming project ‘Shakedown,’ included in the Whitney Biennial in May,” the brand stated in a release.
A press release from the brand, which is , states only that the label
will continue to fulfill its creative vision in the near future.”
HBA previously cancelled their March 2017 show at Paris Fashion Week. The brand cited unforeseen circumstances, but nevertheless acknowledged Oliver’s new preoccupation: “Shayne is currently focusing his time on the special project with Helmut Lang,” a representative said at the time. “As a result, HBA will be continued but is transitioning to accommodate this.”