ABOUT SIDE SLOPE

ABOUT SIDE SLOPE

Brand Concept

SIDE SLOPE is a distinguishing Japanese knitwear brand that directly manages its factories. Established in 2005, when the world was engaged in trial-and-error attempts to effectively reuse resources, the brand targets those who want ‘sustainable’ products in contrast to the fast fashion and designer collections. The brand’s founder is Hiroki Wakisaka. With SIDE SLOPE, he aims to satisfy grown-up men with refined tastes yet still possess a certain amount of youthful passion. The popular brand is currently experiencing healthy growth both domestically and internationally.

CATEGORY

With a passion to designing for knitwear, Wakisaka holds policies.
five product categories were set up to clarify those.because it was clarified.
Not changing the brand name but mixing and changing the colors of the logo,
he made it possible to distinguish the four categories visually and minimally.

Bordeaux

BORDEAUX expresses a seasonal concept.

SIDE SLOPE’s signature collection fully embodies the expressive personality of the designer Mr. Wakisaka. By adopting a wide variety of themes and giving thorough consideration into each and every detail, BORDEAUX’s items exude a sense of richness much in the same way of wine with quality.

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Black

BLACK is particularly about craftsmanship.

The all-encompassing color of black is also the essence of this collection. Created through the combination of exquisite craftsmanship that SIDE SLOPE has accumulated through its long-established history of apparel manufacturing and the cutting-edge machinery of its owned factories, SIDE SLOPE takes immense pride in the unique and inimitable style it adopts for this collection.

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White

WHITE is particularly about simplicity and details.

A collection of items with a purposely subdued look and minimal detail, it is designed for everyday use. The simple appearance of the brand’s garments is rather deceiving, and the quality, comfort and attention to detail that the designer has instilled into each item shine through when actually worn.

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Green

GREEN reuses dead stock yarn.

Whether it is in Japan, China, or Italy; the increasing amount of disused yarn is becoming a huge problem for any country globally known for garment production. SIDE SLOPE makes sure that it produces zero waste in yarn by fully utilizing disused yarn for its GREEN collection. The items made out of these ‘leftovers’ create a unique and invaluable wardrobe, especially in this sustainability-focused era.

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Blue

Blue is sports lineup fully integrating the functionality of knitwear.

Functionalities that are essential for outdoor activities are perfected with our knitwear techniques and processes. Frequently using natural fiber to emphasize comfort and good feel on skin are one of the distinctive characteristics of our brand.

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LOGO

Wanting to deliver the heart and passion of the creator

"When making something with good quality, the brand name is unrelated". Such designer's feelings are projected onto a brand tag. Believing in ourselves, the brand name of SIDE SLOPE is not put on the products. Instead, we design every product to its brand tag. That is because our commitments are seen by simply wearing our products. We want to show the world our sincere attitude to product creation and would like everyone involved in SIDE SLOPE to be happy. Our brand logo is with the message to deliver the essence of the creator.

Designer

Hiroki Wakisaka

He was born in 1972. He got a job as a pattern maker and a designer at apparel companies. Later, he participated in planning for many brands as a knit designer. In 2005, he founded the brand "SIDE SLOPE". He creates patterns and colors by his versed skills and technics using factories capabilities and the materials’ characteristics. He evolves new ideas and concepts based on his product creation.

Showrooms
PARIS
SHOWROOM
3, Rue du Platre(ESC A 5th Floor) 75004 Paris FRANCE
tel: +33 (0)1 42 77 18 93
e-mail: dalcerro@forward-apparel.com
Buisiness Contact: Dal Cerro Nicola (Brand Manager)
TOKYO
SHOWROOM
141-0001
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Kitashinagawa 5-9-11 Osaki MT Building 9F
tel: +81 (0)3 5423 6451
fax: +81 (0)3 5423 6485
e-mail: sideslope@forward-apparel.com
Buisiness Contact: Motoda (Sale)、Kawakami (PR)
Company Info
Name
Forward Apparel Limited Co., Ltd.
Address
141-0001
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Kitashinagawa 5-9-11 Osaki MT Building 9F
tel: +81 (0)3 5423 6451
fax: +81 (0)3 5423 6485
http://www.forward-apparel.com/
Founded
1980年4月 (SIDE SLOPE established in 2005)
Officer
President Ryoichi Osakabe
Director  Hiroki Wakisaka
Stockholders
Forward Apparel. Trading Limited 100%
Affiliates
FUNG GROUP http://www.fungroup.com/
Forward Apparel. Trading Corporation,
http://www.forward-apparel.com/