Fashion

Hood By Air Pays Homage to Jamaica’s Male Porn Stars

Fashion

Hood By Air Pays Homage to Jamaica’s Male Porn Stars

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Just a few months after collaborating with Pieter Hugo to create “PH & HBA,” a photo book capturing the LGBTQ community and adult film stars of Jamaica, Hood By Air has returned with a capsule collection featuring the Hugo-shot images.

The duo came together earlier this year to for a provocative project reflective of male sexuality within the Black community. Now HBA’s newest collection, titled “Galvanize Jamaica,” features the striking Jamaican portraits printed across each garment.


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“Yeah, that was kind of a nucleus, a seed, and that’s what brought us to a broader exploration of male sexuality, in particular West Indian and Jamaican male sexuality – and complicating that.” Hugo said. “We were also photographing body-builders and good-looking men we found on the street. At first we thought it would be impossible to get Jamaican men to wear HBA clothing because it’s gender-bending and risqué, and I think our experience there was very contrary to that.”

Shop the full collection, here.