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.
Taking inspiration from English royalty and Kings’ scandals of abdications to the art paint and costumes of Ainou and African tribes or even from their own experience of brotherhood, Valentin and Florentin Glémarec explored family, power games and a affiliation.
Shoes were made for walking and walking is something you need to do if you want to see all the shows from the Fashion Week. Photographer Andrea Dell’Aquila captured, in exclusive for Fucking Young!, some of the choices seen on this edition of Milan Fashion Week.