Welcome back to another installment of For Your Viewing Pleasure, where we take time out of the week to curate a set of photos from the K-pop landscape.

Classic. Elegant. Chic. Summed up, these three words are the essence of black. Although the strong shade is not a favorite summer pick, it brings out one’s playful side through sassy tank-tops or naughty lace embellishments. Black makes for a powerful look that bursts with confidence. NCT Dream’s dashing tuxedoes and Hwasa’s beach wear may be poles apart, but they are brimming with energy and stylistic success. Enjoy the following pictorials for their conventional yet appropriate use of the color black:

(Images via Esquire, Dazed, Marie Claire, Arena Homme, 1st Look, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Singles, Elle, Yuehua Entertainment, & SM Entertainment)