Next to well established names and seasonal highlights, the Paris showgrounds offered lots of new or newish international brand names from the fields of denim, street and casualwear. Here are some of our favorites.


S.K. Manor Hill

S.K. Manor Hill at Capsule
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S.K. Manor Hill at Capsule
Designer Dominic Sondag likes to play with volume. His roomy suits made from corduroy, velvety or checked fabrics (which he showcased at Capsule) are all unisex though he avoids labeling them as such as he doesn’t want to “scare away” either sex. For his own collection that he started for spring/summer ’16, Sondag draws inspiration from vintage garments and classic silhouettes from all over the world. All of his pieces are made in New York City of 100% natural fiber fabrics sourced from Europe and Japan. 
https://skmanorhill.com/


Sol-Sol

Sol-Sol x Levi's at Capsule
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Sol-Sol x Levi's at Capsule
Do you know many streetwear brands from South Africa (or let’s say any fashion brands at all)? Neither did we. So we were beyond excited to meet the Sol-Sol team and their cool tees, hoodies and rugby shirts from Cape Town. Sol-Sol delivers to stockists in the UK, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia and of course South Africa and also runs its own (also multibrand) stores in Cape Town. It also just launched a small capsule collection together with Levi’s.
http://sol-solmenswear.com/

Stationary Denim

Stationary Denim at Capsule
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Stationary Denim at Capsule
After exclusively making selvedge denim pieces for a while, Jay Pabon and Gaetan Ghionda turned their Bronx-based label Stationary Denim into a full collection. The two charismatic guys try to only use fabrics that remind them of their youth. Their latest offering is inspired by the different seasons of depression in American history with key pieces being a super heavy long sherpa coat, bright orange hoodie and some unwashed denim.  
http://www.stationarydenim.com/


Pas De Mer

Pas De Mer at Capsule
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Pas De Mer at Capsule
Pas de mer means “no sea” in French; however, this young streetwear brand has its roots in Italy, precisely on the island of Sardinia which is of course surrounded by the sea. Likewise, also many of their graphics loaded pieces transport a sense of humor and attitude. Over the years, the young brand has collaborated with different music and movie collectives in Europe and today counts a whole range of retailers in Italy, plus stores across Europe, UK, the USA and Canada and quite a few names in Japan as its stockists.
http://www.pasdemer.com/

Comfy Outdoor Garments

Comfy Outdoor Garments at MAN
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Comfy Outdoor Garments at MAN

This company was originally a US manufacturer of sleeping bags, born around the same time as Eddie Bauer. A few years back, the trademark was taken over by a Japanese, who is now concentrating more on the fashion aspect of the brand. At MAN, Comfy Outdoor Garments introduced its range of super thick and colorful puffa jackets, pullovers, liners, vests and even kimonos, all filled with down. These are complemented by raincoats and pants, fluffy sherpa jackets, and accessories. Our favorite: the super cool teddy fleece hip packs.
See the range here.
Comfy Outdoor Garments at MAN
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Comfy Outdoor Garments at MAN

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