Elmira’s Brittney Brooks competing on HBO Max’s ‘The Hype’

Elmira native Brittney Brooks headed west several years ago hoping to make her mark in the fashion industry.

Now Brooks, who created a clothing line that focuses on streetwear, is testing her skills against other fashion designers on the HBO Max series “The Hype.”

Brooks graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 2007 and four years later moved to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a fashion designer.

Brooks, known professionally in the fashion world as “Eddy Knox” — a moniker she said she picked up while playing the video game “Guitar Hero” — creates high end streetwear under the brand name DVMN Pigeon.

Elmira’s Brittney Brooks competing on HBO Max’s ‘The Hype’

Who is Brittney ‘Eddy Knox’ Brooks?

Brooks was best known as a basketball standout during her tenure at Elmira Free Academy.

She stumbled onto the idea of becoming a fashion designer while studying liberal arts in college, she said.

“I always liked to buy clothes at the Arnot Mall. I was in Macy’s spending a lot of money on Ralph Lauren items. One day I got broke,” Brooks said in an earlier interview. “I realized I wanted to make my own. I started putting patches on jackets.”