Enclave is a name you may or may not have heard recently, but either way, it’s time you paid attention. A UK brand with a difference, this Saturday (October 1st), Enclave introduce their debut collection titled ‘Minus Cause’ to the streets, and it’s a release we’re more than excited about.
Started in 2010, Enclave began as many brands do, as an opportunity to fuse owner Kyle’s love of classic graphic design with his own interests in both urban and contemporary fashion. Unlike most however, his initial output is something more than worthy of your attention – a collection of tees, crewneck sweats, varsity outerwear and 5 panel caps. The collection’s name, and the theme behind it, goes a little to explaining just what Enclave are about, and I couldn’t put it better than the brand’s own words…
“The Minus Cause is the idea that no matter what activity you train your hand or condition your mind to do, be it something social or physical, music, design, skating, whatever. There are always a group of people pushing the boundaries and changing the playing-field, for no reason but their own means. It’s from these forerunners of the social geometry where the Minus Cause draws its inspiration”.
It’s unusual that we see such a developed collection from a new brand, especially one with this much attention to detail, and design. Enclave’s product sits somewhere between streetwear and something all together more ‘fashionable’, showing a clear knowledge of contemporary graphic design and the ability to apply that to clothing. The T-shirts are great, and manage to mix simplicity with a big impact, and the crewnecks are impeccably clean, with additional suede and leather detailing solidifying them as premium pieces, but, it’s the all-black-everything varsity jackets that really got me excited. A black wool body, with black leather sleeves, black front and back embroidery and black snap fastenings – the whole thing looks great.
This is a hugely impressive debut from the brand, and shows the importance of taking your time when it comes to design – nothing is rushed here, and it shows. The collection will be available as of Saturday, October 1st, from Angry Daves, The Chimp Store, and the brand’s own online store. Look for the 5 panels to follow in the second drop, but for now, check out the collection so far below, and find out more at Enclave.