Mega Street-wear brand HBA is all about that Empire! Cookie Lyon to be exact! Like everyone else in America the streetwear label is feeling Cookie’s swag and decided to translate it onto their latest collection! Designer Shayne Oliver explains his thoughts behind the design inspiration telling Vogue “Cookie’s a boss, doesn’t take shit, doesn’t comply with any sort of male rules.” For the brands Fall showcase it was Cookie Lyon’s vocals that laced the echoing soundtrack during the show. Clearly paying homage to the hit show paid off because HBA was asked to create the very first designs of branded merchandise under the Empire brand. The result is a capsule collection featuring the faces of Cookie Lyon and her boys Hakeem and Jamal splashed across your favorite streetwear pieces. Oliver had the chance to meet Empire producer Lee Daniels and actress Taraji P. Henson during NYC’s CFDA Fashion Awards this past June!
Check out the new capsule collection below and head over to HBA to cop your exclusive HBA x Empire pieces!