Entertainer Mary J Blige wears Hood By Air in her collab with Hood By Air designer/founder, Shayne Oliver’s recent feature in Garage Magazine. Throughout the conversation the legendary musician and genius designer discuss everything from their responsibility to the public, to what propels them forward. Check out the full article here.
GARAGE Magazine reveals the second of two covers for its nineteenth issue, featuring Mary J. Blige by Hood By Air the brand that started “luxury streetwear.” Photographed by Renell Medrano in an exclusive portfolio for the magazine, the cover and accompanying editorial depict Blige wearing various looks from the Hood By Air archive, in celebration of the brand’s 13th anniversary and highly anticipated relaunch.
In a conversation with Deidre Dyer, Blige and Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver discuss what pushes them to succeed, their responsibility to the public, and Black futures.
“How much wider are our eyes, and how important is it that we use them to see and be seen? How powerful and beautiful are our voices, and how awesome and boundless is the work that we can do when we use them in unison? These were the thoughts driving us, as we put together this issue,” explain GARAGE’s Fashion Director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson and Editorial Director Laia Garcia-Furtado.
“A magazine issue is a time capsule, and this one is a reflection of the people, the art, the music, and yes, the fashion that we returned to again and again in the past six months. We were emboldened by our icons and idols—those who could bring us a vague measure of hope as the world became more apocalyptic around us. The work within is a result of all of us authentically engaging with a real and honest intersectional approach to diversity, simply because it is who we are. This is not our Black issue. This is the issue this team would make, at any point in time, with the people we see as the future of this industry.”