Ever since we found out back in July that Hood by Air would be showing not one but two shows during the Spring/Summer 2015 season, we've been stoked, to say the least. Earlier this month, HBA's founder and creative director Shayne Oliver created tons of industrial, streetwear-inspired wearable pieces for his NYFW show (well, minus those portable lucite stocks...) and today, he made his Paris Fashion Week debut (!!!) with an "artisanal collection" of post-apocalyptic ensembles.
After seeing the show's panty-printed invite, we had no idea what to expect from his "Superego" collection, but thanks to a surveillance-style livestream, we got to peep all the action in real-time. Basically, attendees were sent to Montparnasse Tower—one of the tallest skyscrapers in Paris—to a seemingly abandoned, fluorescent-lit office with music spun by Fatima Al Qadiri and Venus X.
Eventually, the models entered (and sat in office chairs) decked out in head-to-toe leather ensembles complete with high ponytails in thick nylon head wraps.
Shayne took typical officewear—like blazers, collared shirts, and trousers—and slashed them into modern, industrial pieces outfitted with tons of zippers and pleats.
He even incorporated a post-apocalyptic backpack with a crop top and cargo pants with thigh-high slits.
Every model was outfitted in space-age platform boots sans laces with just a hint of cutout.
Upon closer inspection, we realized the models were even wearing contacts with custom "Hood by Air" detailing. Whoaaa. For even more Shayne goodness, check out our interview with him below!