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Capsule New York Men's Preview: CMMN SWDN

December 08, 2014 BY WATM STAFF

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With just over one month until the Capsule men's shows set up shop at Basketball City in New York and Cité de la Mode in Paris, we'll be counting down the days by highlighting designers who will be exhibiting their AW15 collections with us. First, CMMN SWDN, who will be making their Capsule New York Men's debut this season.

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Based in East London by way of Malmö, Sweden, this menswear label has Kanye West to thank for its existence – the designers, Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund, met while setting up a Paris design studio for the rapper. Soon after, they launched CMMN, gaining recognition for combining classic wardrobe staples with progressive standout pieces. Or, as the designers themselves put it, "a new take on sartorial national heritage, mixing Scandinavian minimalism with international influences."

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CMMN made their London Collections: Men debut during the AW14 season when they were awarded the NEWGEN Men sponsorship by British Fashion Council; recently they were anointed "Sweden's next brand to watch" by Style.com. Current stockists include Sweden's Tres Bien Shop, Soto and Voo Store in Berlin and Nomad in Toronto.

See the entire AW15 collection at Capsule New York just days after it makes its debut at LC:M.