About

Empire in the Air
a brand, a collective, a higher dream

Founded in 2010, ChiChai began Empire in the Air to chase her own dream: utilize fashion, art, writing and travel to give back to those who inspired her along the way. The word “Empire” represents that legacy she strives for and “in the air”  signifies everyone that said her head was in the clouds. Empire in the Air defies all those who doubted her.

Now, it is not only about her dreams, but about all of yours.

#MyEmpireInTheAir
The earlier chapters of this brand’s journey consisted of one-shirt-at-a-time, spray-painting in a dorm room, and hauling a grocery cart of clothes to events. Years later, Empire in the Air transformed itself from a solo-brand into a creative collective. Because we hope to encourage others to build their own Empires, each collection represents that message for our supporters to proudly wear. Whether it be music, art, photography or fitness, Empire is a lifestyle to support all your passions.

Share with us your Empire! Tag us in your post and use #myempireintheair

Project PEARLS
Along with dream-chasing with other dream-chasers, Empire in the Air proudly supports Project PEARLS. Project PEARLS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the livelihood of the children in the Philippines. Many of our designs are inspired by ChiChai’s experiences working with PEARLS’ children. They are children with the power to build a kingdom from scraps and create happiness within Manila’s shadows.