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HOOD BY AIR: NEW YORK AUTHENTIC

Many are hyped. Few are authentic. Hood By Air SS14 via style.comMany are hyped. Few are authentic. Hood By Air SS14 via style.com

The first time I ever became aware of Hood By Air, what was striking was the authenticity of Shayne Oliver's vision. Authenticity goes beyond realness and I'm going to start employing the word "authentic" , (in the very Sartrean sense ), in the place of "realness" to describe creativity that is felt, passionate, innately embedded in the contemporary and all the more important for it.

HOOD BY AIR : MORPH: THE REALNESS OF THE CONCEPTUALIST

Hood By Air. The best thing to happen to New York fashion in the past 5 years.Hood By Air. The best thing to happen to New York fashion in the past 5 years.

Shayne is not just a designer.

TI DATE: TEMP Opening Party: "Working On It": Featuring LE1F and DJ Set by Shayne Oliver from GHE20 GH0TH1K :Sept 8 – Oct 14

Image above: EunSun Choi. HIde and Seek, 2012. Courtesy the artistImage above: EunSun Choi. HIde and Seek, 2012. Courtesy the artist

Exploration. That's the point of living I think. The further I drift from New York the more interesting the new permutations of this city seem. . Things that once were far on the fringes are moving to the cultural center and the underground rises to the surface. In the way that only New York facilitates.

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