With its thriving street style scene, as well as K-Pop and K-Drama culture, South Korea is a powerhouse for launching trends worldwide. In fact, Seoul Fashion Week, as well as its thriving street style scene, is a point of interest when it comes to scouring for the latest trends. So now, if you’re trying to get all-dressed up like the cool kids of Seoul, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some street style trends from Seoul Fashion Week S/S 2018:
Oversized outerwear with bulky shoulders are such a big '80s hit, and it’s also quite a hit in the Korean street style scene. Most local designers even have a power blazer or two in their current collections, check out Kiok, Ordinary People and A.Bell for some retail therapy. Cop the look by keeping things fun with blazers in interesting cuts, colors, as well as textured fabrics.
In South Korea, public displays of affection are deeply discouraged. Instead, couples go matchy-matchy with their outfits as a trendy and socially acceptable way to announce to the world that they’re an item. Couples would dress so much alike that the look now is less borrowed-from-the-boys and more on gender-neutral dressing.
When in Seoul, wearing an outfit in one hue is anything but mundane. It’s fun, and, apparently, quite easy to pull together. Though this style of dressing has been around for a while, update this look with this season’s sorbet hues like lavender, tangerine and pistachio green.
As for the popularity of rainbow bright hair, we can thank the K-Pop scene’s penchant for those highly-saturated hair colors. If you've ever wanted to be one with your idols, go ahead and dye your hair a punchy hue. (Plus, if you're not ready to commit, there's a pastel-colored wig out there with your name on it!)
Couple-dressing is so popular that this way of dressing can also be extended to your posse as well. Take your friendship to the next level by stepping out in similarly-styled looks. If you and your friends don’t dress like you’re in the same fashion collection, is your friendship even real?