by Stephen Garner

New York-based fashion label Krost has launched its second collection with Barneys New York.

The new unisex collection features an assortment of crewnecks, short sleeve tees, shirts, shorts, baseball caps, bucket hats, and socks in a palette of bright pastels.

An extension of the duo’s initial partnership, the Barneys New York x Krost collection was created to preserve, enhance, and celebrate the vibrant spirit of New York City through pieces carefully designed to evoke the optimism of spring in the city. The collaboration was founded on the brands’ shared desire to support the NYC community, beginning with the first collaborative collection that dropped in October of 2020 and benefitted the Food Bank For NYC and One Warm Coat.

For every item purchased from this second collection, Krost will donate $5 to the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Furthermore, Krost and NYRP plan to actively transform unused outdoor spaces at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church into beautiful, food-productive gardens. This initiative will grow over 1,250 pounds of produce—providing $2,500 worth of fresh, organic resources for families and members of the Washington Heights community. Through this partnership, Barneys New York and Krost address the issue of food insecurity and support members of the community who struggle to acquire some of life’s basic necessities while helping to preserve the city’s environment.

“We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with Barneys New York on a second collection and are particularly grateful for the opportunity to continue our mission of tackling food insecurity in New York City,” said Krost in a statement. “As we approach the initial stages of transitioning back to pre-pandemic life, it was important for us to design a collection that evokes a sense of hope and optimism. Our mission to support carries on through our partnership with New York Restoration Project in an initiative that allows us to actively contribute to our community and create a positive impact in neighborhoods across NYC.”

The second Barneys New York x Krost collection, which retails between $28 and $175, is now available at Barneys at Saks, Barneys Japan, and