goodbye for now: hood by air confirms official hiatus
For now, Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub are switching focus to solo efforts.
Hood by Air has confirmed what many in the industry suspected: the project is on hold. When the New York collective — headed by Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub — cancelled its Paris Fashion Week show in March, the rumor mill went into overdrive. Soon after, Helmut Lang announced Oliver would be creating a capsule collection for the label to be presented this September, raising further questions about HBA's future.
HBA's official statement confirms the fashion world's suspicions. "Oliver will be devoting himself in the immediate future to his responsibilities at Helmut Lang," the brand offered, before offering a glimmer of hope to die hard fans. "HBA will continue to fulfill its creative vision in the near future." Business of Fashion reports Weinraub will dedicate herself to her work as a filmmaker.
While this marks the end of a brilliant, invigorating chapter in fashion, we wish Oliver and Weinraub the very best.
Text Isabelle Hellyer
Image courtesy Hood by Air