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The Berlin Shows: Labels to watch

A host of labels showed for the first time in Berlin. These are the brands worth investigating further…

Capsule Samantha Pleet

Designer Samantha Pleet decided to exhibit at Capsule after showing at its sister event in her New York hometown. Silk jumpsuits and maxi dresses with twisted detailing in soft pastels are teamed with brightly coloured mesh skater dresses for spring 15. Prints are strong, with tie-dye, shooting stars and floral designs. High-waisted shorts and co-ordinated crop tops were picked out by Pleet as winning items. Wholesale prices start at $40 (£23) for tops, rising to $125 (£73) for dresses.

+1 212 918 1274

Capsule MÖ Studior

The debut range from this British menswear label is more premium than its founder’s other creation, streetwear brand Malmo. It features graphic T-shirts, dress shirts with polo shirt collars and terry cotton sweatshirts with cut-out slogans across the chest. Wholesale prices range from £9 for a cap to £45 for a blazer (pictured).

07534 083338

Capsule Thomas Demess
This three-year-old Parisian menswear label made its Berlin debut at Capsule with a clean-cut, oriental-inspired collection. Standout pieces include lightweight two-tone shirts made with Italian and French cotton and artistic printed sweatshirts. Cuff detailing on T-shirts (far right) and jackets is a recurring theme, while an array of blue tones across shorts and shirts give a fresh, summery feel. Shirts start at €86 (£68) and jackets from €177 (£140).

+33 1 77 18 25 42

Seek United Stock Dry Goods

Standing out in the Seek menswear offer, United Stock Dry Goods has never before sold in Europe. The Canadian label uses 80% Japanese fabrics to produce its contemporary collection featuring printed shirts, denim jeans and tailored suits. Predicted bestsellers include a wax cotton jacket with a double latch seam, smart shirts and suit jackets with exposed white stitching. Wholesale prices range from $58 (£34) for shirts to $198 (£116) for suit jackets.

+1 416 703 4566

Seek Whyred
For its first German trade show, this Swedish brand chose Seek as it looks to increase its European accounts. Rich ruby tones are teamed with soft greys and beiges on womenswear pieces including silk dresses and suede culottes. Graphic prints dominate bold shirts for both genders and major pieces for men include stripy monochrome shirts and fine knits.
Wholesale prices start at €40 (£32) for T-shirts, rising to €220 (£174) for leather jackets.

+46 70 960 0785



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