You may now be wondering, what makes Korean fashion so different? The answer is Koreans themselves! Trendiness, fashion, chicness, and style are in the DNA of Korean people. The popular city of Seoul in South Korea is not only famous for its high rise and artistic skyscrapers, but also the fashion forward lifestyle of Korean people which dictates the popularity of Korean fashion as we know it today.

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How old is it?

Korean fashion dates back to over a century. There have been many significant events which have shaped and reshaped Korean preferences and their fashion. It all started in late 1800s when Korean people started to wear a simpler and traditional version of Hanbok. Hanbok is a traditional Korean attire now, consisting of a ‘jeogori’ i.e. a shirt or a jacket, and a ‘chima’ which is a wraparound Kimono type dress.

How old is it

1910 was a turning point in Korean fashion history. The year when Japan tried to capture the south of Korea. Japanese armed forces, in order to overpower the Koreans, banned Hanbok. This led to the dynamical changes in Korean fashion as Japanese fashion started to get absorbed in Korean culture.

The Korean War brought immense tragedy, poverty and suffering to the Korean people. This also led to a cultural setback. Due to the circumstances, KJP or “relief supply” fashion was on the rise. During the early 50s, Korea was sunken in darkness and poverty. But several fashion designers also rose to popularity. The first fashion show in South Korea was held in 1956 at the Bando Hotel. Despite many modern fashion trends and designs, Korean fashion has managed to hold its place in the global world of fashion. An important reason behind this is the rich history of Korean fashion which cannot be rolled out. The Hanbok has proven to be a great masterpiece to recreate for modern fashion world. It is something that fulfills the retro yet decent fashion demands of people. Leslee and Kim Mi Hee are the top brands whose work shows the trendy and fashionable side of the Hanbok.

Modern Korean fashion

Why Milan, Paris, New York, London and Tokyo are the same? It’s because all these cities are fashion forward and known as trend setters when it comes to evolving fashion trends around the globe. In modern days, more fashion hubs are growing all over the globe to challenge and fight the fashion of those cities. Among them is South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Seoul hosts vibrant fashion weeks twice or thrice every year and a huge chunk of fashion fraternity from all over the World are its part. Fashion has always been a part of Korean culture, but it’s never been as popular as it is in current times.

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Is it still evolving?

Fashion trends and cultural dynamics have evolved around the globe through the years. Geographical changes, political circumstances, natural dynamics, and influence of other cultures contribute to the changing waves in a culture or fashion. It is important to understand the significance of fashion history. Without the knowledge of fashion history, the point in fashion we are today would not be unique.

It’s hard to define the Korean fashion of today in simple words. The way the inventive youth of today tries to create individual identities of their own through expressing themselves the way they like it in their own style and preference, is the most distinctive feature about the Korean fashion.

Influence of K-Fashion in the West

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Numerous Korean artists and designers state that targeting the US market is relatively easy. Because of high influence and mad popularity of K-Pop bands among the US teens and young adults, the K-Pop bands are believed to be the ‘major global influencers’ who bring these fashion trends along with them wherever they travel, be it another continent or across the world.

Tips & Tricks for rocking a Korean outfit

Koreans have a talent of styling unimaginable outfits and make something amazing out of something ordinary. Korean dresses are comfy, cozy, and one of a kind. They are liked by many around the world because of their uniqueness, simplicity, and comfort. In this article, we are going to discuss all you need to know about Korean female as well as male outfits and tell you how to slay a Korean dress like a native. What is Standing Between the West and "Made in North Korea ... 

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Korean Fashion in all its Glory

Korea has taken up the globe by a storm with its ‘K’ (Korean). The K-pop music for the music lovers, K-Makeup for the beauty and makeup enthusiasts, K-Dramas for drama fan, and up next is the K-Fashion.

1.      Loose it up

Korean fashion is fond of effortless and comfortable baggy clothes. It does not have a lot of room for figure hugging and tight clothing. A straight-forward and simply style outfit is a big player.

2.      Mix and match

Matching separates is another Korean favorite. You see a lot of sleek and simple fashion pieces on Korean girls, but you will also be surprised to know that they also have great eye for prints and mixing fabrics and styles.

3.      Ripped Jeans

Another very ‘in’ bottoms are ripped and distressed jeans. Paired with pastel colored tee shirts, this outfit is basic and yet so sleek. Korean girls and boys, both are equally fond of this clothing item.

4.     Go Monochrome or Neon

Getting dressed up in one color from head to toe is considered the cool-guy chic and appears extremely effortless, monochromatic outfits are to be considered the statement uniforms Korean men.

Final thoughts

Undoubtedly, Korean are not only tech savvy, but also very fast forward in terms of fashion and style. In the past decade, K-Fashion has reshaped the trends around the globe and has evolved as one of the major lifestyle factors. From America to UK to Australia, people are crazy over Korean fashion, big thanks to the ultra-famous K-Pop industry and bands like BTS, Red Velvet, and Black Pink. Besides, Korean people themselves have a great talent of mixing and matching outfits to come up with new stunners every day. Be it super loose jogger pants and a t-shirt, or a figure hugging dress, they surely know how to play with fashion.