Low Classic is a South Korean brand first introduced by Jo in 2012. (Read that first post here) and during my previous, and very brief, trip to Korea in 2013, fell in love with their aesthetic. There was a very blue-collar-esque jumpsuit, quite similar to the DKNY by Cara Delevingne Sweatshirt Jumpsuit that’s available on Luisaviaroma.com for S$390, which I loved but didn’t get then.
Anyway, here are a few shots I snuck of the Low Classic interior and exterior of the store in Gangnam.
Thankfully because it’s winter-season, the big coats and heavy materials were a rather impractical – not just because of the weather here in Singapore, but also for the bank account, and despite a lot of gushing about the collection, I chose against purchasing anything.
With the big long, oversized coats and sweaters. You might see me looking all cool and sleek at the start of an event, and a respectably-sized sweaty puddle as the event comes to a close. Err thanks, but no thanks.
On a side note, Ash and I were talking about how good quality winter coats are so expensive. I figure its because of the high quality insulating material, y’knw goose feathers, fleece etc. But its a much funnier story to think that you’d be much more willing to part with money if you were freezing your butt off.
A re-look at the Low Classic’s website lists their price range between approximately S$150 to S$500.
In any case, I’ve also discovered Low Classic’s diffusion line titled ‘Locle’. If Low Classic were the cool, edgy older sister. Locle, from what I visually gather, is the street-wear driven, relaxed and casual younger (but equally cool) sister.
To be honest, I’m a bit hurt/upset that there are no Singapore stockists for this diffusion brand. With prices ranging from about S$65 (for skirts) to S$250 (for trench coats), I think Locle has a huge potential market here. Their prices make them very comparable with the likes of Topshop and Zara (cheaper even?).
Perhaps their order requirements are big. Or the right distributor hasn’t approached them yet.
While browsing the store, these overall (above) caught my eye. And if you follow my instagram (@wearewottoncool), you’d have seen my outfit on Thursday, channelling my inner fish monger paired with Timberland booties and Yesah scallop cropped tee.
Its probably the by-product of all the sea creatures I saw during my trip. First, it was the fish at COEX Aquarium, then at the fish market and then everything that I ate. (((:
Some of the goofier outtakes that Ash helped capture my with my newly cleared out iPhone. Memory space kinda maxed out halfway through my Korea-bound holiday.
Can’t wait to experiment with different ways of pairing these overalls. But the scallop crop top will do for now. By the way, its available on Yesah for $79 (And, there’s FREE LOCAL REGISTERED SHIPPING!!).