Rather than at MILK Studios, the move to a larger venue space over at Chelsea Piers in New York City is a testament of just how far fashion label HOOD BY AIR has come since its runway show debut earlier last February. In his ever constant theme of blurring the line between sexuality, designer Shayne Oliver and his make-up team dressed each model in wreathes of hair extensions and accentuate their features to further that androgynous appearance. Each appeared with a cut & sewn design in one form or the other. But in typical HBA/Oliver style, all exaggerated with zippers, detachable appendages, and color blocks. One noticeable change was the addition of more colors on each pieces, though the black and white sequence was still the predominated theme. Less too was the self-promotional "HBA" block lettering, replaced by embossed details which will force you do a double or even triple take when seeing it for the first time. With that and a bewildering routine by a column of male line dancers, HBA ended another successful showing this New York Fashion Week.
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