Seoul Fashion Week has finally returned to live shows after what seemed like a long wait, making fashion and K-pop fans excited to see the latest trends the stars will be wearing this Spring/Summer 2023. All eyes look to Seoul as Korea’s homeland. the most talented designers, while stylish celebrities and local citizens are considered the main source of fashion inspiration for style watchers around the world. It’s important to note that the styles at Seoul Fashion Week, unlike its European counterparts, are generally more focused on modern street style and laid-back, wearable aesthetics than high fashion. Here’s a look at what the Korean stars wore as front-row guests at SFW’s top shows:
Classic black and gray jumpsuit
It’s officially autumn in Korea right now and most stars have turned to darker tones. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and Hwang In Yeop looked paired in their textured gray and black ensembles.
Elegant and dapper look
Beloved actors Kim Young Dae and Choi Woo Sik opted for classic tailored suits while Park Hae Soo paired his sheer velvet shirt with a textured white coat.
SEVENTEEN’s Jun and DRIPPIN’s Cha Jun Ho wore head-to-toe black, accessorized with silverware and a touch of leather.
A touch of glamor
(G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon turned heads when she arrived in a white mini dress with a fur jacket at AMI Paris Collection in Seoul. She is the only one to wear pure white in a sea of black.
Whether snakeskin, velvet or organza, several stars opted for a long coat for a sophisticated look.
Lee Ho Jung, The8, Lee Hi
Apink’s Namjoo and actress Jin Se Yeon were spotted wearing Korean brand Greedilous’ bright print, while actresses Wang Ji Hye and Shin Joo Ah wore stunning printed dresses by designer Doucan.
T-ara fans were delighted to see Qri and Eunjung on the blue carpet, the two opting for a long dress and a short jacket, while VIVIZ coordinated their outfits in black and white tones.
Stars on the trail
Some celebrities supported their favorite Korean designers by walking the runway and adding drama to the collections, including Bae Jung Nam, Han Hye Jin, and Cha Seung Woo for Songzio. Bada and Son Ho Young walked for designer Kwak Hyun Joo.
Designs that would look amazing on K-pop stars
Some of the looks spotted on the runway would definitely look great on stage and in music videos, so here are some outfits K-pop stars could definitely wear:
Jennie would look great in Kwak Hyun Joo’s luxurious teen plaid ensemble, while Holy Number 7’s casual yet trendy denim looks would look great on Lisa. UL:KIN’s utility ensemble is reminiscent of one of BLACKPINK’s stage outfits for “Pink Venom,” and it would look great on Rosé and Jisoo!
With NewJeans youthful vibes and signature Y2K look, these styles from designers Not Enof Words, MMAM and UL:KIN could be their next look!
Male graphic designer. G is inspired by graffiti, punk culture, pop art and the whole rock and roll lifestyle. I could imagine these outfits with the eclectic looks of NCT as well as the edgy and powerful vibe of (G)I-DLE!
Anonymmouth presented a colorful and playful collection for menswear, which would look cool on ENHYPEN, matching the group’s fun personalities!
JIMINLEE reinvents menswear with deconstructed suits and a unique style. The powerful energy of MONSTA X could be the perfect match for these looks!
Oh my girl
Cahiers is a brand known for its soft and feminine looks. With the adorable and cute image of Oh My Girl, they could perfectly suit the brand’s fresh and light spring/summer collection!
Doucan is known for infusing intricate details and prints into their garments while seamlessly blending classic and contemporary styles. With LE SSERAFIM embodying a mix of feminine and edgy vibes, they could definitely rock these looks!
Holy Number 7 presented a reinterpretation of urban and high fashion styles. These black and white outfits could be a great idea for IVE’s next concept which recalls the band’s mix of preppy, glam and high teen looks!
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Hi Soompiers! Which of these styles from Seoul Fashion Week is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
DianeP_Kim is an English magazine and online publisher based in South Korea. She is the author of a K-pop style book published by Skyhorse Publications, New York, including her second book, “BTS Bible”. Check it out on Amazon, follow her on Instagram @dianne_panda.
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