SEOUL FASHION WEEK FW18: LOW CLASSIC
LOW CLASSIC Fall/Winter 2018 collection review.
Words Lauren Sloan, Media Seoul Fashion Week
“I feel at home here—I feel quiet—my skin feels close to the earth when I walk out into the red hills as I did last night”
Inspired by her life and work in New Mexico, LOW CLASSIC took to the runway this season with a collection dedicated to the late artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. The concept was heavily inspired by O’Keeffe’s distinguished works “Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue” and “Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills” while also maintaining the brand’s modern minimalist approach at creating classic, sophisticated pieces.
Initiating the setting and theme of the collection were shag rugs and brown colored walls, all exhibiting the different shades reflected in the mountainous desert terrain of New Mexico. Models wore wide trousers, pleated skirts, flowy dresses, and redesigned trench coats layered over one another to construct loose, liberating silhouettes that generated a wild feel.
The color palette of the season echoed O’Keeffe’s color scheme in her New Mexican works through warm tones of browns, blues, reds, oranges, and blacks. The collection was further accentuated with skin tight, thigh high leather boots or barefeet that highlighted O’Keeffe’s independence and freedom in the wild terrain. This concept was also seen in the sand and bones held inside the transparent PVC bags carried, which were favored subjects of many of the artist's works in the desert.
LOW CLASSIC once again delivered a polished and classic collection that held liberating and wild components inspired by female artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. The brand beautifully revolutionized O’Keeffe’s paintings and life in New Mexico into the art of fashion and combined the two artists’ female empowering stances. This season LOW CLASSIC reinforces confidence and independence in women and proves that the only thing a girl needs to dress for is themselves.