18 East Showcase Its Spring 2021 Collection, Complete With Technically Crafted Layers

The collection features hand-dyed fleece, finely stitched technical finishes.

18 East‘s always provide quality, hand-crafted garments at affordable price points that have earned the brand a cult like following over the years. People travel to New York just to pick up some of the coveted pieces. For the Brand’s Spring 2021 collection, the 18 East focus on their core fanbase. With garments that feature elegant essentials from hand-dyed touches and finely stitched finishes.

Some fan-favorites return, such as the hello double-woven patchwork hats and cargo pants. We also get water-repelling nylon taslan camp hats, shirts and climbing pants perfect for those spring showers. Standout pieces such as the hand-dyed sherpa fleece showcase the brand’s attention to detail.

Stone Island’s Drops Off It’s Monochromatic SS21 “Ghost Pieces” Collection

In collaborative efforts with Spirit’s Up! Founder Sudan Green, 18 East will release a pair of hand-embroidered and block-printed convertible climbing pants laden with West African Adinkra, a special piece created to benefit Green’s effort shed light and embrace the physical and mental health of Philadelphia’s Black community.

“As a designer, I have always been vocal against using camo in my collections. This stems mostly from the pattern’s associations with killing things. That said — more than anything — I am inspired by skateboarding, and it’s focus on creative reinterpretation. Shedding the initial purpose of something for a subversively artistic alternative. Creative growth instead of death. So, in our own way, I set out to make a camo pattern based in life.”

Elsewhere, Jimmy Gorecki‘s Standard Issue provides custom sweatshirts and special seasonal-weight thermal shirts in desaturated pigment-dyed hues, while the Jake Swanson-designed “Escape Hell” tee nods to Californian skate legend Lennie Kirk. 18 East is also dropping a custom “floral camouflage” pattern with its own backstory.

You can take a detailed look at the full collection in the gallery above. You can head over to the 18 East website or their NY studio to purchase the collection which is available now. Lastly, for more fashion news, Bryant Cruz Impresses With BFORTÉ – SPREAD LOVE // Chapter 001.