Hood By Air and Empire Team Up for a Collaboration Cookie Lyon Would Approve of
Empire’s burning flame just got a whole lot hotter. Sure, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) slays in everything from killer Dolce & Gabbana sheer blouses to head-to-toe leather Moschino creations every Wednesday, but you don’t have to be a fresh-out-of-jail music industry mogul to nail her signature look. Fox’s hit head-bopping drama has officially teamed up with downtown-cool brand Hood By Air (HBA) for a collaboration that totally knocks it out of the park.
The affordable collection, which ranges from $15 to $300, includes hilarious yet very wearable street wear items like a sweatshirt splattered with the Lyon matriarch’s mug shot and both HBA and Empire signage. “For me, it’s all about Cookie! Since the first episode, Wednesday nights have become a tradition for my friends and I. We know every look, scene, and catchphrase by heart,” Hood By Air Founder and Creative Director Shayne Oliver said in a statement.
And who can blame him? Items from the multi-faceted collection also include entirely sheer, form-fitting dresses with memorable Cookie one-liners like “I Want What’s Mine,” as well as plush black-and-white velvet pillow-like clutches, sweatshirts adorned with the faces of Naomi Campbell and Gabourey Sidibe, and even Champagne glasses. “When putting this collection together I wanted to shine a spotlight on the characters we loved (and hated) most as well as the moments immortalized in memes that keep us cracking up all day!” Oliver added.
See more of the pieces below (on sale now at hoodbyair.com/empire)—and catch Empire Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
G Pose Hoodie, $200; hoodbyair.com.
Black Pillow Backpack, $300; hoodbyair.com.
Mother LS Tee, $120; hoodbyair.com.
Po' Up Glass, $40; hoodbyair.com.
Victory Maxi, $200; hoodbyair.com.
All in the Family Tee, $120; hoodbyair.com.
Empire News Dress, $120; hoodbyair.com.