Korean beauty might be the trend on everyone’s radar, with ten-step routines of face masks, essences and toners being added to beauty arsenal's everywhere. But it's not just beauty that the K-influence has touched, it might just be time to K-makeover your wardrobes, too.
Net-A-Porter has today released the Korean Collective, featuring a curation of brands and exclusive capsule collections celebrating emerging talent from South Korea. The collective is based upon the concept of the high-low mix, taking direct inspiration from the thriving street style scene of Seoul.
Launching with six exclusive capsule collections, from the likes of Pushbutton, Andersson Bell, Le 17 Septembre, 1064 Studio, Brandblack x Pushbutton and Gu_de, the collection embodies the region’s instantly recognisable essence and fashion-forward aesthetic, spanning RTW, accessories, jewellery and sneakers.
“The Korean Collective designers are the perfect balance of bold yet paired back, colourful but tasteful, masculine mixed with feminine," Net-A-Porter's Global Buying Direct Elizabeth von der Goltz, says. "There is something unique coming from this youthful culture which is appealing to the global customer – whether it’s the interesting styling, the streetwear trend or the mix of high and low which are all so prevalent on the streets of Seoul.”
Below, some top picks:
PUSHBUTTON; Snake-effect faux leather shirt, $500.50
ANDERSSON BELL; Olivia asymmetric panelled checked twill and pleated crepe dress, $606.37
LE 17 SEPTEMBRE; Ribbed cotton wide-leg pants, $310.88
1064 STUDIO; Gold-plated and resin earrings, $222.77
GU_DE; Water PVC and croc-effect leather tote, $667.02