On the Rise: Studio Lorem Ipsum

What do you do when you can't find stylish outerwear that won't break the bank? For one designer, you create your own.

What do you do when you can’t find stylish outerwear that won’t break the bank? For one designer, you create your own.

Designer Jessica Lee wears the Chelsea coat from her line, Studio Loreum Ipsum.

When Jessica Lee had trouble finding quality, stylish—and ethically produced—outerwear that wouldn’t cost her a few months’ rent, she did what any rational, go-getting fashion designer would do: she created her own. “It’s the clothing item I’m most obsessed with,” she says.

And so came Studio Lorem Ipsum, a line of locally designed, handmade-in-Seoul and wear-absolutely-everywhere coats that are polished but practical, minimalist without being plain.

You can feel the craftsmanship as soon as you stretch your arms into their cupro- or silk-lined sleeves—from the irresistibly soft cashmere-wool constructions to the subtle but striking details (high-contrast stitching, raw unfinished edges and sporadically placed plaid swaths) that make each one special.

“They’re simple,” notes Lee, “but those things make Lorem Ipsum stand out from other brands and designs.” Expect the same attention to detail from the 31-year-old for spring, when she tries her hand at Vancouver-friendly (read: rain-proof) jackets and trenches.

Studio Lorem Ipsum Stitched Wrap Coat in Camel, $930
Studio Lorem Ipsum Cashmere Coat with Plaid Detail in Beige, $1,159
Studio Lorem Ipsum Corduroy Trench Coat, $680
Studio Lorem Ipsum Reversible Coat with Plaid, $970