Up-And-Coming Korean Fashion Brands To Check Out | Clozette

While there's no denying that South Korea has become a mecca for skincare and makeup lovers (in just a decade, mind you), the country also has an emerging fashion scene that we should all watch out for. The country offers a distinct flavour of style that's distinguished from the designs seen in New York, Paris, Milan and London. It's a little bit hard to describe, but we'd say it's street style with a dose of colour, chicness and playful elements. 

NET-A-PORTER The Korean Collective

Pieces from NET-A-PORTER The Korean Collective

NET-A-PORTER The Korean Collective

Pieces from NET-A-PORTER The Korean Collective

Just in time for Seoul Fashion Week, NET-A-PORTER will be launching The Korean Collective, which includes six capsule collections, to spotlight the most exciting up-and-coming Korean fashion brands. Keep reading to know more about the fashion labels from this exclusive curation.

Andersson Bell


Emerging brand Andersson Bell is known for producing pieces with minimal, streamlined silhouettes that feature pops of colour. For the exclusive collection with NET-A-PORTER, the brand created a collection of 12 exclusive leather and tweed separates detailed with asymmetrical lines, colours, and unique fitting.


Loved for their unconventional and unique designs, Pushbutton will be launching 12 RTW styles for NET-A-PORTER, including ladylike dresses and blouses with surprising elements such as the signature built-in bum bag. In addition to that, this Seoul-based streetwear brand will also release a three-piece collab with sneaker label Brandblack. The sneaker designs will be a blend of the two brands' aesthetics so expect some colour pop soles, utilitarian velcro straps and '90s style keyring embellishments.

Le 17 Septembre

Fan of the effortlessly chic look will no doubt love Korean fashion label Le 17 Septembre. All their clothes are designed to be timeless with some added unexpected details. The brand also prides itself in responsible manufacturing and fine craftsmanship. Investment pieces, indeed!


Taking cues from the carefree fashion of the 1970s, handbag label gu_de's signature piece is the sophisticated and versatile Milky purse that can go well with various outfits and can be donned at almost any occasion. But for The Korean Collective, gu_de will experiment and take on a new direction for its two new handbag designs. The first is a more ladylike option in the form of gusset framed bags and the other is a daywear shoulder bag finished with slouchy matt leather.


Named after the melting temperature of gold (1064.18˚C), 1064 STUDIO produces architectural and sculpture-like jewellery. This concept allows the wearer to layer the jewellery or wear one as a standalone statement piece. In The Korean Collective, 1064 Studio has created an exclusive 6-piece jewellery collection inspired by Ancient Korean tiles and ceramics. The collection is made in 14k gold-plated brass and features clear and green resin elements.

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Start the working week on the right foot by keeping yourself updated about the latest in the worlds of fashion and beauty. Today, we have a couple of new releases and store openings that will surely get you excited. Let's dive in, shall we?

Zoff meets LISA LARSON collection

Calling all cat lovers! Japanese eyewear brand Zoff is once again partnering with Lisa Larson for another exciting collection called "Zoff meets LISA LARSON" to celebrate the 88th birthday of the Swedish ceramic artist. In this batch, Mikey the striped cat is getting a makeover in dotted and calico cat prints. The collection comes in two line-ups: the Wire Craft series (classic frame shapes) and the Woody Block series (soft, relaxed vibe with its rounder frames). The Zoff meets LISA LARSON Collection is now up for grabs at all Zoff stores in Singapore (except for Zoff LUMINE, Clarke Quay Central) at SGD 198 per pair.

UNIQLO Philippines unveils Fall/Winter 2019 collection

Going abroad soon to experience the foliage or have a winter wonderland holiday? Don't forget to pack the right pieces. If you don't have clothes for the cold weather yet, you can check out UNIQLO's Fall/Winter 2019 collection, which includes fashionable puffer jackets, parkas, coats and HEATTECH turtlenecks in a broad range of colours including mustard, coral, pink and more. We got a preview of them last week and even got tips on how to style them from celebrity stylist Pam Quinones. All the pieces are now available at all UNIQLO stores in the Philippines.

Pokémon x Casio BABY-G collab

Pokémon has another exciting collab for us to gush about! ICYMI, the company just announced its collection with Shu Uemura called "Pikashu" last week. And now, there's another one with Casio. This time, it's to celebrate BABY-G’s 25th anniversary this year with a special edition of the BABY-G watch inspired by Pikachu (who incidentally is the 25th Pokémon in the Pokédex). Reflecting the retro style of the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue video games, the watch comes in a super cute Poké Ball-shaped packaging. Pokémon fans are really up for a treat this holiday season.

O Bag will soon open a flagship store in Singapore

O Bag will finally open its doors in Singapore soon! The beloved Italian handbag brand, which has already been launched in Malaysia and the Philippines, makes its way to the Little Red Dot with the opening of its first flagship store in the island at [email protected] this month. O Bag is known for its relatively affordable bags (compared to luxury brands) with chic, minimalist designs.

(Cover photo from: @lisalarsonjp)

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