Hillman Grad Releases Collegiate Capsule Collection

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Hillman Grad Productions, Lena Waithe’s production company that focuses on amplifying and celebrating the stories of diverse, historically marginalized communities, has released its first collection.

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Just in time for university season, the collegiate-inspired capsule is designed by Lennard Macaranas Grandfather Leroy, and includes a variety of college-ready essentials, with all of the pieces dawning the Hillman Grad crest and logo. Hillman Grad’s first apparel collection evokes the ethos of fall Homecoming season, a sacred time for many HBCUs that is considered a space of communal celebration.

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The five-piece capsule launch features exclusive branded T-shirt and sweatshirt options, with each piece designed with the Hillman Grad community in mind and to create a classic capsule, rooted in legacy, that holds memories, growth, and community building. Each piece is hand cut and custom dyed, and available for purchase on the Hillman Grad Bookstore website, starting at $55.

Earlier this month, the Hillman Grad team premiered a video on their and Lena Waithe’s Instagram pages to highlight the collection. The commercial features actor and disability activist Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Hillman Grad Records artists Davion Farris and Siya, and was directed by Lauren Carothers, Founder and CEO of All Worthy People.

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Hillman Grad Productions is a development and production company committed to creating art that redefines the status quo and providing a platform for BIPOC and underrepresented voices across all mediums, and the company currently has projects at Netflix, Disney, BET, Showtime, HBO, Universal, MGM, Amazon, WBTV and Focus Features.

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Projects in development include a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic based on his daughter Tracey Davis' book Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father. Waithe and Rajani are producing alongside Sight Unseen Pictures.

For more information on the collection, you can visit Hillman's website.

Be sure to snag yours today!