In September, the mall giant H&M announced a multi-year partnership with New York designer and Been Trill founder Heron Preston, whose early work with Virgil Abloh has informed the city’s streetwear scene for the better part of a decade. Preston would be heading up a new multi-faceted project called H2, which would include clothing as well as sustainability and community initiatives.

Today, the retailer and the designer have released a first look at their debut collection that’s due out March 14. The collection is a time capsule of Gen-Z streetwear staples like ultra-wide-legged pants, workwear jackets, oversized hoodies, sporty bodysuits, and logo-printed blue jeans. This is the sort of clothing that would prove indispensable if your agenda regularly involves going from the skatepark to the nightclub—as the press release reads, the idea is to present “a uniform cut for the attitude and street style of New York.” Most of the pieces here are unisex and comfort-focused, boosting their versatility.

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While the H2 capsule has the look and feel of a namesake Heron Preston collection, the designer seized the opportunity to switch up his signature color palette, which typically centers on a shock of safety orange. (On Instagram, his profile picture is a simple tangerine-hued circle.) “Instead of orange which I am known for, I wanted this to feel unique to H2,” says Preston, so they leaned into shades of chartreuse, silver, and cyan. However, there’s still a stamp of his calling-card hue by way of a unisex reversible nylon bomber jacket that can be worn with the black shell or orange lining facing out—“so you can switch up your mood,” he says.

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