Hood By Air releases official Empire merchandise.
As Empire continues to reign with its second season, it seems the show is having an influence on everyone. Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air is a huge fan of Fox’s hit television series, Empire, particularly it’s leading lady, Taraji P. Henson and her portrayal of Cookie Lyon. “Everyone I know was inspired by that show,” Oliver says. “Cookie’s a boss, doesn’t take shit, doesn’t comply with any sort of male rules.” Oliver even solicited Henson to lend her voice to HBA’s February show, which highlighted numerous pieces that Taraji’s character would be comfortable donning.
Empire has even commissioned Shayne and his Hood By Air imprint to produce the first official merchandise for the show. The collection is set to be released tomorrow and include tees, hoodies, crewnecks, shorts and multiple over-sized pieces featuring the faces of the Lyon family and newspaper print featuring Empire specific headlines. Novelty items such as a champagne flute and a pillow mimicking the one that Cookie used to try to suffocate her ex, Lucious, has also been produced.
Visit Hood By Air tomorrow to shop the capsule.
Public School x Tumi release their 2016 Pre-Fall bag collection.
Public School and Tumi have joined forces once again for arguably one of the most impressive luggage releases of the year. Following the release of their lightweight polycarbonate roller bag back in August, they’ve followed suite with an all-white colour scheme to a number of accessories including a backpack, tote bag, iPhone case and dopp kit, which were first seen in the brand’s 2016 Pre-Fall show in Dubai.
Constructed from a lightweight and water-resistant Cubic Tech material approved by NASA, this blinding selection of goods will be signed and numbered by designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow. Priced at $495 USD and $395 USD, the backpack and tote bag will be available for purchase at both the Tumi from tomorrow morning.