Weekend Getaway to Tagaytay

– by ChiChai@Empire – I frequently travel to the Philippines to support my mom’s non-profit organization Project PEARLS. Over the years, those trips have turned the Philippines into another home for me. I can say I’m close to my family in the motherland and have friends there although we’re thousands of miles apart majority of the…

GRAND OPENING – Empire in the Air Pop-Up Shop

Did you know that the Empire Team all met while attending San Jose State University? It’s only fitting that our first ever store would be in San Jose. It’s a Homecoming! Empire in the Air is opening up its first long-term pop-up shop! Starting on September 7, we are joining Moment SJ at San Pedro Square. Join us…

The Sea, Green, and Jollibee

– ChiChai@Empire – My mom and I arrived in Manila from Dubai on a Saturday morning then hopped on a bus that same evening to go to Camarines Norte (read about our UAE trip here.) Camarines Norte is a province in Bicol that’s almost completely surrounded by water and covered with farmland. And, because it rains…

ChiChai’s Reunion with the UAE

– ChiChai@Empire – The universe brought my mom and I to Dubai in 2013. A company chose Project PEARLS as its benefactor for a gala and sponsored us to join. You can read about our visit to the Gold Market, Dubai Museum, Old Dubai, and Dubai Mall here. Since then, revisiting Dubai or the UAE itself has barely…

New Videos: Mile5tone Recap and Bloomin Lookbook

– by ChiChai@Empire – If you’ve been keeping up with us on social media, you’d notice that we got a bunch of new drops these past few months. We released our summer collection “Bloomin” and celebrated our five year anniversary with a day party and a brand new jersey! Ray@Empire put together a couple of…

July 4th x Mile5tone Jersey

– by ChiChai@Empire – When one thinks of streetwear and the people behind it, this kind of mood usually comes to mind. But, with the Empire in the Air team, we’re more-so like this. The Empire Team gathered on July 4th to picnic and photograph our newest product: the Mile5tone Jersey To commemorate our fifth…

Mile5tone

– by ChiChai@Empire – with Mile5tone Photos by Ray@Empire What led to mile5tone For those who’ve followed us since these tops came out… or since this video came out… our anniversary starting point may be confusing. I started Empire in the Air my first year of college (February 2010.) I released a few pieces here…

Mile5tone Vendors: Open Daily

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…

Mile5tone – EITA Team Highlight: Raymond

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…

Mile5tone Vendors: Post Signature

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…