In early 2016, Pieter Hugo travelled to Jamaica to shoot a series of portraits of a street cast wearing seminal pieces of the HOOD BY AIR archive. The cast included male porn stars and Gully Queens, a vilified gay community in Kingston who live in a gully (or drain) beneath the city.
The photographs were published in July2016 in the book PH & HBA, by Pieter Hugo in collaboration with fashion label Hood by Air.
This fascinating body of work is now available in an entirely new medium with the launch of the Pieter Hugo X Hood By Air collection. Consisting of 7 unique long sleeve raglans, the collection encapsulates the diasporic tension faced by such sexually ambiguous characters in a country where homosexuality is still illegal.
The Pieter Hugo x Hood By Air collection is available for purchase exclusively on HOODBYAIR.COM.
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