As the K-Pop genre continues to make waves in the music industry internationally, lots of groups have taken the opportunity to promote their South Korean culture through the art of fashion!
Recently, modernized versions of Hanbok, the traditional attire of the Korean people, has been all the rage among K-Pop artists. Idol stylists definitely seem to have cracked the code when it comes to incorporating the aesthetic into stunning stage outfits!
So, let’s take a look at 10 K-Pop groups who totally slayed modern Hanbok looks:
BLACKPINK made headlines for the iconic cropped Hanbok ensembles they wore during their “How You Like That” promotions! Fans all around the world loved how they were able to look so fierce while calling back to South Korean roots!
While BTS has worn both traditional and modern Hanbok before, some of their best outfits came from their “IDOL” performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at the Gyeongbokgung Palace!
Girl group CLC looked absolutely fierce in black and red fusion Hanbok for their comeback performances of “ME(美)” in 2019. The long jackets combined with cropped shirts and black combat boots were the perfect combination!
A.C.E is a group that has always been proud of their Korean heritage, wearing both traditional and modern Hanbok in countless photoshoots over the years. In their music video for “Favorite Boys”, these incredibly intricate outfits made an unforgettable appearance!
5. OH MY GIRL
OH MY GIRL took elegance to the next level with their stage outfits at the 2021 Golden Disc Awards, looking like absolute princesses with a gorgeous pastel theme!
SuperM, the titans of SM Entertainment, knew the assignment and even got extra credit when they showed off this modern Hanbok attire for their “Tiger Inside” music video! The gold and black accents give them an added hint of regality!
7. Stray Kids
Stray Kids are another boy group who took modern Hanbok to the next level, serving fans with these jaw-dropping black and red outfits for “Back Door” promotions!
Partnering with fashion brand LEESLE, KARD modeled the company’s ‘Hidden Moon’ and ‘Street‘ concepts as part of the CAST (Connect, Accompany to Make Synergy and Transformation) project run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in South Korea.
On Road To Kingdom, ONEUS performed an extravagant stage of “Lit” filled with all kinds of references to South Korean culture, including their exquisite modernized Hanbok garb!
Who can forget the kings who started it all? VIXX was one of the first groups to truly popularize the modern Hanbok in K-Pop fashion with their Shangri-La concept!
Which outfits would you want to wear?