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 Jelyn@Empire.
What do you do for Empire in the Air?
Hi y’all my name is Jelyn (jah-lean) and I am one of EITA’s product designers. I help Cheech with coming up with our dope collections every season by contributing what I believe will be the next top trend that our customers would love. On top of that, we at EITA love to upcycle old clothing! We thrift jackets and shirts and put a little brand DIY loving to these pieces. Yay for being sustainable!
What is your favorite moment working with Empire in the Air?
Aww jeez there are lots of moments these past years. I don’t have a specific moment, but it’s a combination of all the moments when I am behind the scenes during events. You’ll usually see me behind the vendor tables chatting it up with y’all about our current collection and holding down the fort. I get to step back and see how all the events turn out. Seeing people enjoy the art, music, and all our hard work that we put into our events is the most humbling feeling.
What is your favorite empire piece?
You guessed it, the tagged cropped tee! This shirt is seriously my baby. Not only do I love this tee because it is timeless and you can wear it with basically anything, this was my first clothing piece that I helped create with EITA. Story behind this was that originally, these tees were only for our team. When I got my t-shirt I kinda just looked at it and thought, “Hmm this would be cute if it was cropped.” *grabs scissors* Then the rest was history. We got so much positive feedback that we had to make it available to y’all and eventually made them in different colors!
Why are you excited for Mile5tone?
As what Waka Flocka would say: “It’s a paaaarty it’s a partyyy it a partyyyyy!” Not only is it a celebration for all of our accomplishments throughout the years but also a big thank you for all the continued support for 5 years! I can’t wait too see all of our supporters and well as our new ones! Although we are celebrating the past, we also have new things in stored for you on June 3rd so what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket right meow!
What do you wish to see for the Empire in the Air for the next 5 years?
Having our homebase store front so we have a constant place to have our products readily available for you all as well as having an open place we can share with our community for creatives. I would also love for us to be featured on a major streetwear style blog like Hypebae or even have a major celeb be seen wearing one of our products. I mean this is quite a lot for this short amount of time but hey, a lot can be accomplished in fives years right?