Mile5tone – EITA Team Highlight: Aiko

To celebrate our 5 years in the game, we are throwing an anniversary party and we want you to be a part of it! For the past 5 years, Empire in the Air has taken part of the Bay Area community through its clothing and events. We strongly believe that we’ve made it thus far because of the love from our supporters. Mile5tone, our 5 year anniversary party, will take place on June 3 in Berkeley, CA. Save the date and purchase your tickets here!

Leading up to June 3, we will be highlighting our vendors and different members of the Empire in the Air team. Next up we have Aiko@empire.


What do you do for Empire in the Air?

ChiChai and I were college housemates for 2 plus years. Living with her I found out about Empire In The Air. Over our love for arts (drawing and dance) she asked me to do a dance video with The Collection, Spring 2013. She was one of the few that really believed in me especially when it came about dancing. Throughout the years, I continued to dance for past collections and half of the time I cringe because I knew it will be going on Youtube. LOL Fast forward…


The Collection 2013
The Collection 2013

I helped out through marketing (EMPIRE IG) and sales. Catch me at events and giving you the best sales pitch. LOL

Urban Paradise 2018

Currently, I am involved in event planning (Art Of Us) and a health/fitness blogger. Still catch me in events giving you the best sales pitch. LOL Sticker Bomb Y’all.

What is your favorite moment working with Empire in the Air?

I have lots of favorite moments working with EITA. Meeting so many different people is a plus.. BUT!! A highlight is Art Of Us. EITA and Projects PEARLS gave me the opportunity to work with people I really look up to you, The Company. More so I’m very thankful for the outcome and experience we made with the community of Project PEARLS.


What is your favorite empire piece?

I’m always a fan of all the pieces and majority of my clothes are EITA based. But the shirt I ALWAYS REP has to be the TAG TEE! 🙂 I’m always about the simplicity and the TAG TEE HAS BEEN MY ABSOLUTE FAV. I wear it everywhere!

Why are you excited for Mile5stone?

5 Motherf^%k years?! Why can’t we be excited? Mile5stone says it all. A dope event with collectives, groups, individuals who inspired us…. IN ONE ROOF!!! Like C’mon?! Can I say Top 5 Top 5 Top 5. -Drake LOL

What do you wish to see for Empire in the Air in the next 5 years? 

Biggest one for not me but as a TEAM is our home base. A shop where all our empires combine. A space that consists of arts, clothes, gym, and a champorado cafe. LOL 🙂

Cheers to 5 years friends!



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