• About Empire in the Air

    Get your head out of the clouds. They’re just dreams, fantasies, what-have-you’s. Blah, blah, blah. Empire in the Air is a clothing line that defies those statements. It’s a contraption that gives a lift to those who want to make their, excuse the corniness, dreams a reality. By supporting ProjectPEARLS– a foundation solely dedicated to giving kids in the Philippines the opportunity for an education– this clothing line does more than raise itself up. It helps others reach their own empire. So screw the critics/non-believers/faith-lackers, stick your head at cloud-level, and let’s build that Empire in the Air.

Fishing through Fitness

We are proud to say that Joey Illustrisimo is not only our model but a perfect example of using your gifts to pay it forward. As a fitness trainer in San Francisco, Joey decided to do more with his knowledge of a healthy lifestyle. He started a bootcamp called Fishing through Fitness. Joey invites anyone and everyone for … Continue reading


Today, I’m HELLA feelin’ [like]

It’s been a while since I took the time to make something simply for the fun of it. I always wanted to make my own mock-up of those “Today, I’m feeling…” magnet posters with a hyphy twist. Enjoy! – ChiChai@Empire


And we made it

Among the SJ local talents of candle-makers, tie-stitchers, clothing designers, canvas-painters, skin-painters, music spinners and more— we had the opportunity to share the same stage: FAME. FAME, Fashion Art Music Exhibition, never disappoints with the good vibes for SJ’s fashion&art creators and appreciators so we wanted to assure we could contribute too. The Empire team spent weeks … Continue reading


An Introduction to the “She is King” Series

I would rather brothers call you queen than bitch, but if the intent behind it is motivated by sex, then genuine is probably not, so that’s why I said the queen’s dead, so I call you a soldier instead  – Bambu This chorus replays in my head as ink borders my characters’ spirit eyes. Among … Continue reading


Road to FAME

For all Bay Area fashion goers, FAME is the event to be for some good summer/back-to-school shopping. Fashion, art, and music exhibits wall to wall for FAME and we are happy to announce that we have the opportunity to partake in it. We are MosDef excited for our vendor booth. What sets FAME apart from other vending events is that … Continue reading


Keep doing what you’re doing

Kevin from Massive told Christopher and I last night during Oakland First Friday,. “Keep doing what you’re doing because I have seen what the outcome can be.” He explained to us how the Bay Area’s art community flourishes and this new art gallery/ boutique/ barber shop aims to be a hub for it. Everything, and … Continue reading


Livin’ My Life Like It’s Golden

Three talented womyn, Bernadette Bernacer and Melissa Batesting of the Company and Empire Team’s very own Aiko Tanzawa, recently blessed us with a collaboration for the Golden collection. In a matter of a few hours, they came together and created choreography for us to share with all of you.   Enjoy: Thank you again to Bernie, Mell, and … Continue reading



#empireintheair is about a lifestyle. Whether it be music, art, photography or fitness, we’re here to support all your passions – Christopher@Empire Our photographer Christopher was determined to show that we are not only a brand but a lift. Over the years, this brand developed into a collective. It originally began as my outlet for writing and designing but it … Continue reading


Sneak Peak of Movements for the Golden Collection

Sneak Peak of Movements for the Golden Collection Get your pre-sales here before prices go up and size availability goes down! http://empireintheair.bigcartel.com


Pre-sales Have Begun!

Get your Rooted Raglan here! We believe a strong foundation is the first step in chasing after your dreams. With that being said, we brought back the original logo— Empire’s foundation— for this design. And to tie in Project Pearls’ own roots, the Philippines, the embedded design is the pattern commonly found in the woven bahays.


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