Public Figures – Behind the Scenes

– by ChiChai@Empire – Our summer collection Public Figures may have had the most time put in it. For over a year, the design team — Jelyn, Mia and I– has wanted to add patched up bomber jackets and beanies in our product line. As for the theme and concepts for the graphics,  we began brewing them…

Runderlust by Sam@Empire: Nike React Run

– by Sam@Empire – *All views are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. The much anticipated latest innovative running shoe is here! Today, on February 22, 2018, Nike launched the Nike React- A shoe that is 11% softer and 13 % bouncier than anything we’re ever seen the Swoosh drop before!…

#MYEMPIREINTHEAIR – @elliotnicholas & @tinyyytinaaa

About #MyEmpireInTheAir Our brand’s mission is to encourage everyone to build their own Empires. We strive to inspire others to stick their heads at cloud-level & turn dreams into reality. In this blog series – My Empire in the Air – we give a platform for our supporters to share their  journeys. – by Ray@Empire –…

Finding Inspiration

by anngail@empire While keeping an open mind and my eyes peeled for my next muse, I was blown away by our upcoming @EmpireInTheAir Spring 2018 collection dropping hella soon–Monday, February 12th. We’ve already previewed a few color palettes. I couldn’t contain my excitement so I whipped up simple and beautiful creations inspired by dat new…

How To Rock Ultra Violet in 2018

by AnnGail@Empire Happy new year, folks! Pantone has announced Ultra Violet to be the Color of the Year. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. (www.pantone.com) I am so excited for this year and all of it’s adventures that…

Joshua Tree… or Jakku?

– by ChiChai@Empire – What’s great about living in California is that you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away in order to explore. California alone has nine National Parks. Christopher and I  have a goal to see them all. Already in the first week of 2018, we pursued that goal by visiting…

Monstera Duo

– by ChiChai@Empire – I loved painting Vans and Chucks in high school. They’re literally blank canvases on your feet! Why not? (I wish I could find photos for you of my old shoes but I’d have to dig hella deep in photobucket lol) High school ended nearly a decade ago for me and I haven’t…

TBT to a Streetwear Kid’s Dream: Takeshita Street

– by ChiChai@Empire – Throwback Thursday to ChiChai@Empire and Chris@Empire’s trip to Japan in May 2017 Our strongest memories are often transformative moments that affect us for the long run. One of my transformative moments was the first time I strolled down Upper Haight Street in San Francisco. My mom and I were visiting my…

Inktober and Outfits and More

By ChiChai@Empire If you were to open up any of my notebooks in high school, you would find hella doodles. Doodles were in the margins, the covers, and even in the center of the notes itself. These doodles would range from caricatures of teachers to monsters. My favorite among the notebook-doodles were the ones in…

Fall 2017: Fall Into Place

We present to you our fall collection, Fall Into Place. Even though we know what our goals are, we may get unmotivated and have doubts of being good enough. The best way to shut down those inner demons is by working towards your goals anyway. If you’re gonna fall, you might as well fall forward. You…