K-fashion Recap: BTS Jimin, J-Hope at Fashion Week and More
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K-fashion Recap: BTS' Jimin, J-Hope at Fashion Week, and More Stylish Stars

K fashion recap The Beat Asia January

Put on your fanciest dress as we step into the world of Korean fashion. In a bid to try to stay au courant with the latest developments in the K-fashion industry, we’ve buckled down to give you a quick roundup of the hottest fashion trends worn by K-Pop stars and K-drama icons – from the best runway looks and stage and music video outfits to red carpet style inspirations that you shouldn’t miss.

Blackpink’s Jisoo, BTS’ Jimin and J-hope in Christian Dior Spring 2023 Haute Couture show

Blackpink member Jisoo stole the scene during the Christian Dior Spring 2023 Haute Couture show in Paris on Jan. 23. The K-pop superstar and global Dior ambassador attended the event wearing a white dress featured in the autumn-winter 2022-2023 haute couture show

The dress is a button-up blouse with a billowing pleated skirt, see-through long sleeves, and an opaque collar and cuffs. Her updo hairstyle channeled an Audrey Hepburn aesthetic while she carried a white Micro Lady D-Joy bag painted with lavender flowers. She completed her look with lace J'Adior slingback pumps.

This high-rise cotton poplin midi skirt is giving Jisoo vibes. You can get it via Mytheresa.

Moreover, BTS’ Jimin also joined Dior as one of its newest global ambassadors.

Clad in a grayish-tan suit styled over a cashmere turtleneck from Dior’s previous Pre-Fall 2023 menswear collection, Jimin paired his outfit with a pair of gray combat boots. You may cop Jimin’s look with this quality pair of wool trousers from Zalora and flannel suit jacket from River Island.

Jimin sat beside his fellow BTS member, J-Hope, who is also present at this year’s Fashion Week. J-Hope, also known as Hobi, rocked his “Hobicore” by wearing an all-gray Dior ensemble featuring a half accordion pleated skirt. 

Hobi looked more spectacular with his chain necklace, black sunglasses, and chunky high-top shoes.

BTS’ Suga as Valentino’s Latest Brand Ambassador 

BTS’ rapper Min Yoongi, aka Suga, is the latest brand ambassador of the luxury fashion house Valentino. On Jan. 25, the K-pop idol made an appearance at the Valentino Le Club Couture 2023 Spring Show that took place during Paris Fashion Week.

Suga’s style is known for its laid-back and understated fashion. During Paris Fashion Week, he wore a monochrome ensemble with neutral colors: light brown and beige, with a creamy camel blouse and loose necktie, as well as beige shoes and accessories. You are welcome to imitate Suga’s monochromatic look with this boxy blazer from Ssense.

Seventeen’s Hoshi at Paris Fashion Week

Seventeen’s main dancer and lead vocalist Hoshi attended the Ami 2023 Fall Winter men's fashion show in Paris on Jan. 19. It was his first time attending Paris Fashion Week held at the Bastille Opera Theater. According to Dispatch Korea Ami's brand director Alexandre Mattiussi personally extended the invitation to the K-pop star.

Hoshi wowed his European fans with his striped suit jacket and leather pants outfit and struck his signature “tiger pose.” You can get Hoshi’s striped blazer from Dolce & Gabanna via Farfetch and tapered pants with pocket from Shein.

The Glory’s Lim Ji-Yeon's Magazine Cover

Playing the villain role in the hit Korean thriller series “The Glory,” Lim Ji-Yeon is one of Korea’s rising stars. She recently graced Vogue Korea’sFebruary issue.

In the published photos, Lim Je-Yeon’s stunning beauty stood out with her long, straight black hair and tight fitted black dress that exude a perfect mannequin look. Her makeup complemented her bold look with a matching smudge of red lipstick on her face. You can recreate Ji-Yeon’s look with this floor-length sheer-panelled velvet gown from Farfetch, made with silk and a rear zip fastening.

New Jeans’ Y2K Fashion

A new girl group is carving their names in K-pop history. NewJeans, composed of five members Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein, has been awarded “Rookie of the Year” after 79 days of their debut. The group continues to gain popularity with their hit songs “Hype Boy,” “Ditto,” and “OMG,” among others.

Aside from their soothing voices and feel-good songs, three of the members have already become ambassadors of different luxury fashion houses: 1) Hanni for Gucci 2) Hyein for Louis Vuitton, 3) Danielle for Burberry.

The visuals of the quintet were also undeniably alluring, as they sport long brunette hair as opposed to the traditional K-pop idols’ bright hair dyes. The girls’ fashion statement exudes a Y2K vibe with almost bare-faced makeup. Their hair is usually styled with butterfly clips, side braids, and colourful rubber bands. If you’re fond of NewJeans’ OOTDs, you may find a list of their outfits here.

Twice’s Outfits in ‘Moonlight Sunrise’

When Twice dropped their latest English single “Moonlight Sunrise,” the girls all looked dreamy and gorgeous in their music video outfits consisting of brown and all-black ensembles. The halter neck dresses, feathered robe, fuzzy fur hat, and corset tops look very feminine and sophisticated.

Nayeon

Lead singer of the group, Nayeon, looked effortlessly extravagant in a rich chocolate hue corset leather mini dress styled over a black halter neck top and removable sleeves. This strapless mini dress in brown from Princess Polly is a perfect way to channel your inner Nayeon.

Jeongyeon

Who else stans short-haired Jeongyeon? Twice’s lead vocalist wowed us with her sultry sheer dress with see-through long sleeves. You can achieve Jeongyeon’s look by shopping this transparent silk dress with ostrich feathers on the bottom sleeves and hem from Julian.

Momo

We can’t get enough of Momo’s jaw-dropping modern style corset, which features a longline silhouette that flows below the natural waistline and a flattering bust square neckline. Her viral outfit showed off her toned physique and beautiful hourglass body shape. If you want to flaunt some skin like Momo, we’ve found this corset top from House of CB via Nordstorm.

Sana

Sana slipped into an all-black outfit with a noticeably huge bow and a beret with veil that accentuated her charm and angelic beauty. You may opt to check out this pink strapless ribbon dress from Yes Style if you want to look more like Miss Minatozaki’s ‘”Moonlight Sunrise” outfit.

Jihyo

Aside from “god” Jihyo’s stunning visuals and powerful vocals, the leader of the group also slayed at the “Moonlight Sunrise” MV with her crisscross neckline crop top paired with a mini black skirt and calf-high boots. We found this crossover halter top (plus size) from Shein, which features a crossover halter neck similar to Jihyo’s ‘fit.

Mina

Despite Mina’s calm and timid aura, Twice’s sub-vocalist and main dancer looked drop dead gorgeous in her black satin wrap dress, which sharpened her glamorous and feminine energy. 

Check out this plain satin spaghetti strap dress from Yes Style that exudes Mina’s elegance . Its sophisticated style is ideal for attending events, especially when paired with statement accessories and strappy heels for the perfect look.

Dahyun and Tzuyu

  

This outfit inspired by Dahyun’s petite halter dress with a single long sleeve can be purchased via Revolve Clothing, while this getup, inspired by Tzuyu’s bandeau top and wide leg jumpsuit, is available at Club L London.

Chae-young

 The group’s main rapper, Chae-young, wore a head-turning winter fur hat. Youcan shop its white version on Fashion Chingu.

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