18 East has announced its sixth drop with a 12-piece capsule that celebrates Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, through a global lens. The collection includes new jacquard woven cargo pants, Sahasika Indian shirt jackets and a collaboration with ALL CAP STUDIO.
The earth-toned “Gorecki Crossover Cargos,” inspired by (but not in collaboration with) Jimmy Gorecki, are cut from an intricately-patterned handloomed Indian cotton, featuring an elastic drawstring waist and crossover fly. A hand-spun upgrade to the surplus cargo pant, a longtime staple of Philadelphia skateboarding, 18 East brings a global influence to a city’s classic skate silhouette. Utilizing leftover material from the cargo pants, the Sahasika Indian shirt jackets were made in Bagru, India with block-printed cotton. The jackets, only available in a limited edition, take on unique patterns and designs, finished so well that they can be worn inside-out.
18 East also worked with ALL CAP STUDIO for Lamumba T-shirts and tote bags. Philadelphia-based artist and designer Saeed Ferguson drew inspiration from one of his favorite songs to create hand-screened graphics that showcase the importance of positivity and optimism. Graphics are printed on both sides of the tote bags, offering a reminder that love and peace are active ideas that should be realized in the world.
Take a look at 18 East’s sixth drop in the gallery above. The collection will go live August 30 at 11 a.m. EST on 18 East’s online store.
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