A few months back we featured a brand that was in the process of planning for their Fall launch. That brand was Enclave Apparel, and it seems like the plans have finally come to fruition as the first collection from Kyle Coble, entitled The Minus Cause, will be released tomorrow.
We've been speaking to Kyle since we launched Fresh Habits around a year ago as we were both based in Oxford, UK. We've kind of 'grown up' together over this past year, speaking on a regular basis and watching our respective projects develop along side one another.
After we got over the initial excitement of having a brand local to us, we saw Kyle's preliminary design work which was calculated, clean and on point. After hearing about his take on streetwear, and discussing the ethos behind his brand we found our faith in him solidified.
Tomorrow marks the official Enclave launch, and it pleases us to know that the freshest garms are coming straight out of our hometown.
The collection features 7 tees, all of which feature the brand's distinct graphic prints. The Shiro sweat is available in two colourways, but we like the look of this premium varsity jacket, which is a bold move from a new brand that means business.
I think the Minus Cause is a definite stand out for me from the tee line and the leather patch detailing on the Shiro sweat is a nice touch.
The range really does have a premium vibe to it and is finished off nicely with the Minus Cause Varsity which arrives just in time for winter. The wool body of the jacket is embroidered with the brand's logo on the front breast (also in black) and with ENCV across the back surrounded by a geometric insignia, black leather sleeves complete the build.
It's refreshing to see a brand going in at this level without the preliminary tee line to establish itself and it really works for Enclave.
We're all looking forward to watching the brand develop even further in the coming months, expect some dope five panels in drop 2 which, having seen the design work and going by the finish on drop 1, will be choice. You can keep up to date with the brand through the EA blog.