Summer 2017: Good New Days

The process of building your Empire requires you to learn from your past, not hold onto it. For this collection, we took bits and pieces from the past to build anew. The “Do Good” t-shirt features childhood characters that took the time to recognize right from wrong. Our mission statement finds its way on a…

Coach-hella with Giann

– by ChiChai@Empire – For the last-minute outfit-planners for Coachella’s second weekend, our model Giann and I worked together in giving you outfit-spiration. I gathered up the Rise Up hoodie and revamped a couple of our older items with festival vibes. Giann then whipped up her styling magic to create three– as we joked– Coach-hella looks. Products and outfits…

Art of Us: Recap Video and Photos!

The journey of Art of Us is far from over! We have tons of photos and this recap video for you to relive the show (or experience it for the first time if you weren’t able to make it!) View the Art of Us recap video here: You can view our hundreds of photos on our Facebook page…

Rock n Roll DC

– by Sam@Empire- I can’t believe this weekend went by so quick, but I’m glad to be back in the cozy Bay Area, avoiding the snow storms that are now blizzarding the east coast. Last weekend, my high school sis, Kat and I met up in DC to run the Rock’n Roll Half marathon! She…

Art of Us 2017

– by ChiChai@Empire with photos by Braindon Raines, Ray@Empire, and Rizzabel@Empire – What began as discussions over food & text messages became an evening of performance art and a strong sense of community for local artists & our motherland. After a six-month long collaboration between the Company and the Empire Team came Art of Us.  Before diving into the recap,…

‘Art of Us’ Recap – Coming Soon!

We can’t believe Art of Us came and went. We have loads of thank-you’s, love shout-outs, and photos coming your way!  Stay tuned for our recap post! Photo credit: Brandon Raines

Art of Us: Sorah Yang (+ special guest!)

Last but definitely not least out of the Art of Us performers is California’s very own Sorah Yang! (Don’t forget to buy your tickets here!) featured photo credit to IG: @tzacnd Sorah Yang is a dancer, choreographer, and singer from the Bay Area and currently resides in LA. After receiving her business degree at USC…

Introduction to Spring 2017: Rise Up

– by ChiChai@Empire – After months of sewing, dyeing, and crafting, we are thrilled to finally share this collection with you! Jelyn@Empire, Sam@Empire, and myself climbed out of our screen-printing comfort zone to create Rise Up, Empire in the Air’s Spring 2017 collection. Our new Rise Up hoodies and Rise beanies have the Empire personal touch. We designed the…

Art of Us: KJ Estudillo

Art of Us is THIS SATURDAY!!! Buy your tickets here. Last but not least of the Art of Us dancer spotlight is KJ Estudillo! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  KJ is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the Philippines! A little more about KJ……

Art of Us: Melvin Sings

Next up on our Art of Us performer spotlight is the vocalist and musician Melvin Gutierrez aka Melvin Sings! Melvin Gutierrez, also known as Melvin Sings! is a 29 year old musician from San Francisco, Ca. His love for music was brought to people’s attention with the help of his best friend Jeremy “Passion” Manongdo…

Art of Us: Melissa Batesting

Art of Us is in two weeks and we still got plenty of performers to introduce you to! Up next in our Art of Us spotlight is Melissa Batesting! The Art of Us showcase is a fundraiser for our Project PEARLS dance summit (click to read more) and  Melissa is one of the choreographers we’re bringing to the…

Art of Us: JR De Guzman

Leading up to February 25, we are spotlighting our performers to get y’all hyped for Art of Us! (Get yo tickets here!) One of our performers is a good friend of ours, the comedian JR de Guzman! Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music…