Last week the first ever K-pop Concert and Fashion Show pairing in South Korea took place at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. The event, K-Collection in Seoul, featured performances from today’s top idol groups like the recently returned Big Bang, as well as Girls’ Generation, IU, T-ara, MBLAQ, Infinite, Miss A, Nine Muses, Tiger JK & Secret. Not only did some of these groups perform, but a number of the idols also walked the runway in some of the featured brands like 8 Seconds, Kappa and Style Nanda–among others. Idols weren’t the only ones getting in on the action, as there were also actors and actresses, a sports personality and former supermodels making appearances. This type of hybrid event is similar to events like the old VH1 Fashion Rocks Concert, or segments of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that features artists performing their hit tracks while models show off the latest fashions. It was also intended to highlight designs from smaller Korean brands that are often overshadowed in the domestic fashion industry. While it would have been nice to see notable K-pop fashion icons like G-Dragon and T.O.P. or some of the model-esque beauties of SNSD like Sooyoung or Yoona hit the runway, fans were able to see quite a few K-pop stars take part in all aspects of the show. Let’s take a look at some of the different styles that were showcased at the event, and who got the best looks to model!
Nothing says Spring fashion like lovely light jackets! Miss A’s Fei and Dal Shabet‘s Subin both strutted their stuff in short styles suited for the warmer season. While Subin’s white, double-breasted trench from GUMZZI is a classic piece, Fei’s vibrant peplum-styled with pleated ruffles paired with a simple white dress beats “bottomless fashion” any day.
What do you think of this type of fashion show? Would you have been able to pay attention to the models with Big Bang there to look at instead?
(Newsen, BNT News)