K-fashion Recap: Enhypen New MV Costumes, Baemon’s Fashion Breakdown, More
June 09, 2023
Put on your fanciest dress as we step into the world of Korean fashion. In our Fashionista series titled “K-fashion Recap,” we’ve buckled down to give you a quick roundup of the hottest fashion trends worn by K-Pop stars and K-drama icons every month.
To stay au courant on the latest sights and steals in the K-fashion industry, here are several fashion statements that you should bookmark, from the best looks seen on the runway to red carpet-style ideas and music video outfit inspirations.
Song Hye Kyo, Sora Choi, and Jennie Kim at the Met Gala 2023
Held last May 1, the Met Gala 2023 featured the theme “in honor of Karl” to highlight the work of Karl Lagerfeld, the creative mind behind the modern revival of Chanel.
The red carpet glistened with the presence of A-list celebrities from all over the world, including the biggest Korean stars.
One of the most-talked-about celebrity fashion moments is the white vintage Chanel strapless dress from the 1990 Fall/Winter Collection worn by Jennie Kim.
Her dress has a scalloped trim at the neck, a velvet bow accent at the waist with a white camellia, and an invisible zip at the back. She finished off her ensemble by styling her hair in a traditional ko meori hairstyle, accessorising with Chanel’s Ruban earrings, a top handle wallet with chain, and cap toe platform satin pumps.
Steal this look: We spotted this mini dress with a huge bow and charm details from Ela London that is reminiscent of Jennie’s outfit at the Met. But if you want to wear the exact same cocktail dress that she wore, you may rent it via Janet Mandell website.
South Korean fashion model Sora Choi also looked stunning in a suit dress with a floor-length cape made of tweed fabric.
The cape has a tiny camellia flower sewn into it, which has been a statement piece associated with Chanel since 1913. A black necktie and a French face veil were the finishing touches on her ensemble for the Met Gala.
Steal this look: If you’re thinking of adding a Sora-inspired aesthetic to your wardrobe, you may check out this double-breasted cape from Manila Grace made from viscose tweed and cotton.
Meanwhile, K-drama’s most recognisable face Song Hye-kyo showed off her youthful glow at the gala.
The actress was a showstopper in her long, nude pink dress from Fendi, embellished with layers of diamond and flower-patterned lace that accentuated her surreal beauty.
Steal this look: This tie shoulder mesh overlay cami dress from Shein can be a perfect replica of Song Hye-kyo’s dreamy ensemble. You may also accesorise it with this shimmering handbag with chain from Lazada.
Fifty Fifty’s Viral Song ‘Cupid’
“I’m feelin’ lonely. Oh, I wish I’d find a lover that could hold me…”
If you love to scroll through TikTok, you’ve probably heard this song. Formed and debuted in 2022, girl group Fifty Fifty has been one of the most promising new acts in the world of K-Pop with the release of their sophomore single titled "Cupid." The group is composed of Sio, Saena, Aran, and Keena.
Although released three months ago, the song has sustained its popularity, landing on the 41st spot of the Billboard Hot 100 (as of May 3). You can cop their “Cupid” outfits via this link.
Baby Monster’s Debut Announcement
On May 12, YG Entertainment’s head producer Yang Hyun-suk officially introduced their newest girl group, Baby Monster (also called Baemon).
Dubbed Blackpink’s little sisters, the group is composed of Ahyeon, Ruka, Chiquita, Haram, Pharita, Rora, and Asa. Ahead of their debut, the septet already attracted the attention of K-pop lovers because of their dance and vocal training videos released online.
Apart from their multifaceted talent, fans can’t help but notice their very girly fashion flair. You can check here on how you can get your hand on their OOTDs.
Blackpink Lisa in Bvlgari High Jewellery Collection
Blackpink’s Lisa, together with Anne Hathaway and Zendaya, were photographed at the Bvlgari Mediterranean High Jewelry Collection presentation. The event took place at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice on May 16.
Lisa looks undeniably charismatic in a black off-the-shoulder gown with an oversized bow bodice and a trumpet-style skirt designed by Antonio Riva Milano. She completed her look with a high bun hairstyle, emerald jewels, and a serpent watch bracelet.
Steal this look: Channel your inner Lalisa with this black Pyper ruffle gown from Solace London. This gown, like the one worn by Blackpink's rapper, features a corset-inspired cinched waist and pleated accents at the bodice.
Enhypen ‘Bite Me’ Official Music Video
Enhypen’s “Bite Me” from their album “Dark Blood” premiered on May 22, and has racked up more than 27 million views on YouTube.
Engenes from the world over loved the music video’s vampire concept (without blood and fangs, though), as well as the boys’ outrageously handsome looks gleaming in pearl-laden jackets and vests.
Steal this look: You too may shine bright like your idols with this patchwork pearl jacket from Lazada or this sequined double-breasted blazer from Dolce & Gabanna via Farfetch that exudes a similar sparkle to Enhypen’s.
Song Joongki as the New Louis Vuitton Ambassador
South Korean actor Song Joong-ki was present at the prestigious 76th Cannes Film Festival held on May 24. Together with his fellow actors, he was invited as part of the Out of Competition category featuring the low-budget action thriller movie “Hopeless.”
Coinciding with the event was the announcement of Song Joong-ki as the newest house ambassador of Louis Vuitton. The “Vincenzo” actor looked dapper in a black single-breasted suit jacket and cigarette trousers, which he teamed with Chelsea boots.
Steal this look: Tailored in Italy, we found this embossed monogram single-breasted jacket on Louis Vuitton’s website. It is made of cotton-blend jacquard fabric and finished with tonal LV stitching and lining.
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