The 7 Coolest Korean Streetwear Labels in Every K-pop Star’s Closet

May 1, 2015 - fall Denim

When it comes to a Seoul conform scene, streetwear is king. From a models off-duty who ramble a city in silk bombers by Charm’s, to a K-pop stars who brew Saint Laurent separates and Korean trademark tees, Seoul’s many stylish dressers have helped conclude a country’s modern pattern sensibility. It’s one that shifts simply from witty hoyden (think cropped flares and a plaid workman’s coat) to machiavellian gamine (a weave soldier dress), though stays definitely streetwise. Ahead of Monday’s Chanel journey uncover in Seoul, that will no doubt prompt a slew of head-turning transport character moments, accommodate a 7 Korean streetwear labels that you’ll find in a closets of all a favorite Korean models, editors, and, of course, K-pop stars.



Photo: Courtesy of SJYP

SJYP

 
Known for: Nineties-style denim
Spotted on: K-pop stars Hyuna and Gayoon (4Minute), models Hyoni Kang and Irene Kim

Roughly one year after Steve Jung and Yoni Pai graduated from Central Saint Martins and a London College of Fashion, respectively, they had already launched Steve J Yoni P with a Topshop plug collection and most pushing from their friends behind home—friends like Hyori, a onetime “Queen of K-pop,” and singer Gong Hyo Jin, who mostly competition a brand’s fit-and-flare dresses. Last fall, a husband-wife twin debuted a new denim tag called SJYP with a array of tender denim pieces in revamped nineties silhouettes—a midi unsettled denim dress with suspender straps and buttons adult a front, unbuttoned to mid-thigh, for one. Stateside denimheads, take note.

On a wish list for summer:
A verbatim denim apron dress (front and behind flaps) over a white tunic dress; an oversize light-wash denim vest, open during a sides; dual denim peplums—one light-wash, a other dark—that button up a front, layered on tip of any other.

Where to find them:
Shopbop.com, SSENSE.com, Selfridges.com


Hyein Seo
Hyein Seo

Hyein Seo

Photo: Courtesy of Hyein Seo

Hyein Seo

 
Known for: OTT fur
Spotted on: K-pop stars CL (2NE1) and G-Dragon, Rihanna

Hyein Seo only graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy final year, fasten a ranks of Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and a rest of a Antwerp Six. For her MA collection, she showed a collection called “Bad Education”: antagonistic youths in white hosiery with kitten-heel slingbacks and bombers that contend “School kills.” At a British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase before that, Seo presented “Fear Eats a Soul,” desirous by old-school fear films and Jim Jarmusch—shag fur coats with ghoulish faces, fur appliqués on jumpers. She won tip esteem and one vital fan in Rihanna, who carried an huge white fur stole with a word “Fear” on it around Paris Fashion Week early final year.

On a wish list for summer:
A white lab cloak festooned with twin red skulls and an Antwerp ensign on a back; a green bomber with dual white skulls on a back; a red trademark sweatshirt that says “School kills” with a matching white bucket hat.

Where to find them:
VFiles.com, Shopsuperstreet.com


PlayNoMore
PlayNoMore

PlayNoMore

Photo: Courtesy of PlayNoMore

PlayNoMore

 
Known for: The lady bag
Spotted on: K-pop stars Suzy (Miss A), Taeyeon and Hyoyeon (Girls’ Generation)

The country’s repute for top-notch tawdry bags is an peculiar source of inhabitant honour that PlayNoMore confronts conduct on with a line of Hermès-inspired purses—croc-stamped Birkins and Kellys—covered with sequin rags of large, animation eyes. The demure, top-handle bags are a transport tack for proponents of Seoul’s ladylike street style, generally members of all-girl bands like Miss A. What’s more, indication Irene Kim recently combined a plug collection for the label of 3 turn silver purses with emoji faces, finished adult in sequins.

On a wish-list for summer:
The round, orange leather bag with gold-chain tag and a immature sequin tongue-face emoji; a Shygirl Kelly–shaped bag in candy pinkish with sequin eyes and hearts; a black snapback with sequin eyes above a croc-stamped brim.

Where to find them:
Playnomore.co.kr


Charms
Charms

Charms

Photo: Courtesy of Charm’s

Charm’s

 
Known for: Couples transport punk
Spotted on: K-pop stars ONew (Shinee), Hani (EXID), Sunny (Girls’ Generation), Junggigo

Charm’s debuted a his-hers-ours cultured dual summers ago with black-and-white varsity jackets and berets that catered to Seoul’s fashion-forward couples, who penchant wearing twin leather jackets and marinière tops. For spring, artistic executive Yohan Kang presented “Cool Kids Can’t Die” with partners in relating jogger pants, trademark socks, and sukajan, the festooned bomber jackets popularized by post-war Japanese delinquents. Now, couples can take things adult a nick with Kang’s latest: dual little navy and red sukajans with skeleton festooned on a back, for a family pup.

On a wish-list for summer:
A red-and-white sukajan with twin French bulldogs on a front; a pinstripe suitcoat with “Cool Kids Can’t Die” on the behind in pink; an oversize moto coupler in shiny, dark pinkish fabric.

Where to find them:
Store-charms.com; Fig in Brooklyn, New York


Kanei Tei
Kanei Tei

Kanei Tei

Photo: Courtesy of Kanei Tei

Kanei Tei

 
Known for: The army bag
Spotted on: K-pop stars Jia (Miss A), Gain (Brown Eyed Girls), Hara (Kara)

Last month, slouchy immature backpacks were seen unresolved from a dozen shoulders between shows during Seoul Fashion Week—a puzzling It bag sighting among a Louis Vuitton Chain Louises. Just launched for open 2015, engineer Kanei Tei uses U.S. Army tent fabric left over from World War II to emanate a tolerable accessories for his eponymous line. From a Ammo500 two-handle duffel bag to a array of clutches decorated with army medals, a bags are unisex and rarely durable with “marks and scratches originatin[g] from legitimate troops use.” Wisely, Korean judgment store Boon a Shop has picked them up, creation Kanei Tei one tag to watch.

On a wish-list for summer:
The Cogito300 trek done from an army A-tent with felt rags and wire closures; a Pistol one-strap follower container done from a tent cover; a Big Jungle receptacle bag done from soothing tent
canvas.

Where to find them:
Boontheshop.co.kr


Lucky Chouette
Lucky Chouette

Lucky Chouette

Photo: Courtesy of Lee Jaedoo / @jdinkoreasince2012

Lucky Chouette

 
Known for: Graphic prints
Spotted on: K-pop stars Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation), Yoon Eun Hye, Eunhyuk (Super Junior)

In 2005, engineer Jae Hyun Kim launched Jardin de Chouette, handling mostly on a couture scale, and became one of a initial to move high-end contemporary conform to a country’s burgeoning industry. Her freeing line, Lucky Chouette, reinterprets Jardin’s delicate silhouettes for a cold girl-about-town—drop-waist soldier dresses, denim culottes that symbol adult the front. A chouette, that means owl in French, is a official mascot and appears on T-shirts, sweaters, and dresses any season. This month, a label’s must-have object comes by approach of partnership with Vans: yellow and black boots in dual styles, printed with Technicolor chouettes on skateboards.

On a wish-list for summer:
A long-sleeve yellow and white–stripe minidress with relating yellow Vans; a black-and-white drop-waist soldier dress with pleats past a knee; a dark pinkish double-breasted blazer with matching
pink slim culottes, ragged with a streaked trademark tee.

Stockists:
Luckychouette.com


Kye
Kye

Kye

Photo: Courtesy of Kye / @kye_official

KYE

 

Known for: Standout outerwear
Spotted on: K-pop stars Suzy (Miss A), Dara (2NE1), Sunny (Girls’ Generation), G-Dragon

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins, Kathleen Kye has fast risen by a conform ranks: a 2011 entrance during London Fashion Week, a 2012 stop during New York Fashion Week by Concept Korea, and a mark on final year’s shortlist for a LVMH Prize. Her knack for transport art graphics and quirky designs—a purchase made like a bushy pinkish die—has warranted her a prolonged list of low-pitched fans, like Rihanna, who has worn two blue fur chubbies by KYE in new months. RiRi has it right: The brand’s outerwear is eye-catching, from studded two-tone duster coats to a varsity coupler that’s half red, half black-and-white check, ragged with a kicky border skirt.

On a wish-list for summer:
A splattered paint–style stand tip and relating mini; a prolonged white button-up with bees festooned on a chest, unbuttoned to a collar; a span of gray Soffe-style shorts ragged with a matching
sports bra tip and a floor-length cardigan on top.

Where to find them:
Openingceremony.us, Vfiles.com, Oaknyc.com

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