Please give us a moment while we hyperventilate over these Pokémon-themed sweaters by Korean fashion label SPAO. Just take a look at how minimalist and chic these tops are!
Gone are the days of gaudy Pokémon-themed apparel, with a myriad of bright colours mashed together into loud, in-your-face designs that just aren’t cute. Trust us, you’d only want to wear those out during costume parties.
Enter SPAO, a Korean street-style brand that specialises in the comfort of wardrobe basics. To spice things up, they’ve come up with a collection of sweaters that feature some of the fan-favourite Pokémon. These include Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff and Snorlax.
What is so attractive about these tops is the simplicity and minimalism behind it. The designs are clean, just a fuss-free logo that sits in the middle of a crew-neck long sleeve pullover. There’s the graphic of each Pokémon, alongside its name. Nothing too elaborate, nothing too loud. And these tops are still able to make a statement.
Of course, since the tops are by a Korean brand, the names of the Pokémon are in Korean as well. But is that any reason to keep us from lusting over these basic tops? Hell no! Even the colour of the sweatshirt itself is in extremely wearable and neutral colours, such as white, black, navy and baby pink.
Meant for the Korea winter season, they might be too much for us to bear as a day shirt, but they’ll keep you cool during your Pokémon hunting at night.
Who could resist the adorable faces of these characters anyway?!
Plus, these shirts come in many sizes — from S to XXL. So should you want to wear them oversized, simply order one size up!
The SPAO x Pokemon collection will be released on 24 Sept, each sweatshirt costs 29,900 won (S$36+).
Update on 28 Sept: SPAO has added 5 new sweatshirts to the Pokemon collection
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