K-pop Icons & Their Trend-Setting Ways

Just the other day, I was craving for something spicy so I went out and got some Korean food. After satisfying my munchies with Bibimbap and a tub-load of Kimchi, something suddenly hits me. I realize that Korean culture are now embedded in our own culture. Aside from their tasty food, many (especially the young ones) just can’t seem to get enough of popular Korean products. Just look at how K-pop and Korean dramas (just to name a few) are slowly taking over the world.

K-pop Stars: Fashion Trailblazers of Today?

Speaking of K-pop, I find it interesting to see their stars killing it when it comes to fashion. It may be a bit over the top for traditional Western cultural sensibilities but Millennials are definitely loving it. In fact, many brands and fashion houses are getting K-pop stars for fashion shows and ads. This move by fashion companies around the world, I think, are looking to attract younger markets. Talk about influencing the next generation. Here are some notable K-pop stars who had international success in the fashion industry:

G-Dragon of BigBang for Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel

G-Dragon

Key of SHINee for Issey Miyake and Rick Owens

Key

Victoria of f(x) for Harper’s Bazaar China

Victoria

CL for Alexander Wang and Maybelline

CL

K-pop Style Suggestions

From Asia to the US and across the Atlantic to Europe, K-pop fashion is definitely making waves in the fashion world. So if you want to be “in” with the “”in” crowd today, you should step up your trends game and Korean fashion is definitely the way to go. Here are some getups you should try:

For Men

Zip-Up-Short-Sleeved-Hoodie

Loose-Open-Hooded-Cardigan

Wraparound-Black-Cardigan

Print-Sleeve-Varsity-Jacket

For Women

Classic-Floral-Button-Up-Blouse

Wrap-Pinafore-Midi-Dress

STRAND-BOOKS-Print-T-Shirt

Statement-T-Shirt-Dress

Interested in Korean popular fashion? There’s more where these came from. Just click on the images, and it’ll take you to online malls where you can get quality yet affordable K-pop fashion items. You can also click here for men’s K-pop wear or here for women’s K-pop wear.

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