Exaggerated Society | Hood By Air
Shayne Oliver consistently sets himself apart with his streetwear meets high fashion aesthetic. He is one of the most buzzed and controversial designers on the scene. For spring 2016, Oliver combines masculinity and femininity creating the stomping grounds for a sensual and tough collection.
A white off-the-shoulder top accentuated with zippers that lead into cut-outs showed off the right amount of skin. Accented with a black, ruffled skirt with a slit high enough to attract attention from anywhere, this look is strong and confident.
A couple takes the runway in what seems to be a non-traditional bride and groom scenario. The male model wears a black suited jacket paired with short shorts. Leather elements add a rebellious edge.
The female model wears an ivory mesh two-piece with a rib-caged, cut-out top/tie. This look is athletic, sexy and bold.
Attention must be placed on the beauty throughout this collection as it was odd and strategic. Oliver placed women and men on the catwalk with contoured faces to pun on the cultural obsession of makeup. Unblended, bold, brown and white stripes went across foreheads, noses and cheeks, highlighting the idea of surgery and self-alteration. Hair was slicked back with a few zig-zag parts that took us back to 90s Jennifer Aniston.
Oliver’s success lies in his willingness to experiment and take chances. Not being afraid of criticism is what has made Hood By Air notable.