Fall Street Style: Asia’s All About Casual Crewnecks


Summer is slowly withdrawing its balmy qualities for the cool, crisp days of our colder months. Much to our delight, this means a new wardrobe rotation begins!

For some simply bringing back their favorite fall items is satisfying, for others it means new retail therapy sessions-out with the old, in with the new.  If you do decide to revamp your closet staples, take a peek at this early fall tendency for Seoul city dwellers with all its variations: the casual crewneck sweatshirt.


The crewneck originated as an American football sporting garment in the 1930s, and now it has been diversified plenty of times with urban streetwear brands.   While some opt for a more fitted size, you can go oversized and layer away as the temperatures continue to drop into winter.  While heat makes it difficult to look fresh in the heavier fabricated sporty trends, it’s September so those who love to embrace the runway’s more workable options can break them out.

Graphic print sweatshirts are popping up all over Seoul’s streets.

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Others go for the more solid, classic look.

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Can’t get enough?  Check out these fall and winter 2014 collection crewnecks from a few contemporary womenswear designers and brands.

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Rag & Bone New York’s graphic chainstitch sweatshirt in grey heather. Available at: www.rag-bone.com for $325
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The Agi Mixed-Media Sweater in cement marl and silver from All Saints. Available at us.allsaints.com for $250.
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Helmut Lang’s more unconventional Waft Sweatshirt in black. Available at www.helmutlang.com for $275.
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Alexander Wang’s Paisley Pullover with contrasting sheer cutouts. Available at www.alexanderwang.com for $595.