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…

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…

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…

Month Recap – January 17

– by ChiChai@Empire – Through the tough times of our nation, the Empire Team and I are trying our best to continue spreading positivity and helping others build their Empires. With that mission in mind, we relaunched our website and added more narrative voices. Our website will now include blog series featuring various types of #MyEmpireIntheAir….

2016: That’s a wrap!

by ChiChai@Empire 2016, 2016, 2016. Hopefully it’s not like Beetlejuice and pops out after calling its name three times. It was a tough year. In 2016, human rights were tested, many lives were lost, hate elicited violence countless of times, and fear and lack of understanding seemed to take over. As I said, 2016 was a…

Fall 2016: Back to Basics

Growing not only means moving upward. Growing also means steadily strengthening and building your foundation. This autumn, we bring you elements from our beginning years with new twists.  Not only do the designs commemorate how our foundation got us to where we are today, they also embody how we continue to build upon that. Let’s…

FAME 2016 Recap

FAME– Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment– gathered Bay Area artisans once again to San Jose for a night to showcase their craft. This year was our 3rd year and it did not disappoint. Empire was one of 70 booths! From live art, to a DJ battle to the fashion show, and yummy food there was nothing but…

On the Road to FAME 2016

We are returning to FAME this Saturday, July 30! FAME is a San Jose, CA’s gathering of fashion, art and music. Our team likes to use this annual urban bazaar as an opportunity to give our supporters a taste of what an Empire in the Air shop may be like: nature inspired decor, clean wooden fixtures… …Empire Team…

Empire in the Air is International!

Empire in the Air would like to introduce its newest business partner in Seoul, Korea: Flavors K. Flavors K will be Empire in the Air’s official distributor in South Korea! Empire In The Air Lookbook ’16 Spring/Summer from Flavors K on Vimeo. FLAVORS K We are the Underground Connoisseurs in South Korea working to shed positivity…

Click here to check-out the full lookbook Designed and written by ChiChai@Empire Photographed by Chris@Empire Modelled by Chanel Rosales and Ayana Gian Carlos Click here to visit the shop!

Behind the Scenes of “Growth”

Our art show “Growth” is in less than 24 hours and– of course– the day before is cray. What event isn’t cray the day before? But, as always, teamwork makes the dream work and the team worked its butt off today!       We can’t wait to see you all tomorrow and unveil the artists’…