Turns out the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has a place at Fashion Week.
Artist and designer Heron Preston collaborated with the DSNY Foundation for New York's Strongest to debut his latest line, UNIFORM. The collection was created using upcycled DSNY clothing and archived uniforms to created a bold line of streetwear.
Preston’s collection was presented at a unique NYFW venue: the DSNY’s Salt Shed in Manhattan, where apparel was pinned to boards and presented outside. Looks prominently featured the DSNY logos, and the classic forest green, orange and neon yellow colors of the sanitation uniforms. Long-sleeved shirts, tees, pants and ball caps dominated the collection, sticking to Preston’s known casual, street style aesthetic.
Though bold streetwear enthusiasts will scoop up the line, there is another incentive to purchase items from UNIFORM. The collection is meant to raise awareness of the DSNY’s Zero Waste initiative, the department's plan to reduce landfill waste contribution to zero by 2030. A portion of sales will go to the DSNY Foundation.
The collection was available for purchase at the presentation and will be accessible to online shoppers on Thursday at HPCxDSNY.com.
Check out the line below, and see if you’d like to channel your support for recycling into your next outfit.
Uniforms or streetwear?
Preston took items from past Sanitation Department uniforms to create simple, sleek streetwear. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)
UNIFORM took DSNY caps and turned them into stylish headgear. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)
It's a bit salty in here...
The backdrop for the collection's debut event was the DSNY's Salt Shed in downtown Manhattan. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)
Finally a NYFW event you can shop at
All of Preston's collection was available for attendees to peruse and purchase. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)
Graphic tees for a cause
UNIFORM featured streetwear-style tees prominently featuring the DSNY logo in a stylish graphic design. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)
Streetwear in motion
The UNIFORM event featured photos of models sporting Preston's creations. (Credit: Dana Reszutek)