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2NE1 Leads the Korean Fashion Pack.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 13, 2010

Korean girl group MV’s were never very good.. they used to be mostly 1) girls in cute/school girl/pink outfits prancing around, never really singing and definitely not good at dancing, 2) girls in leather trying to dance provocatively. And failing. For the most part, its still the same.

Thankfully, though, there are a select number of entertainers/girl groups like Hyori, BoA, Brown Eyed Girls and a few others that have ventured out with new concepts over the years. Currently, 2NE1 leads the pack in fusing fashion, art, graphic/3D design and music into one mind-blowing video.

2NE1 hasnt been out for very long, but they have definitely made a name for themselves early on, and fast. CL, Minzy, Bom and Dara have unique, distinctive styles that separate the group from SNSD, Kara, T-ara, etc. Their eclectic music serves as the perfect platform for out-of-this-world fashion.

The two men behind 2ne1’s style are Yang Seung Ho and Lee Hyun Jung. Yang is a graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (a school that boasts John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh as alumni). Lee is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art. Yang and Lee are besties with Big Bang’s G-Dragon.. if you didnt know before, you can definitely see that they have similar tastes. Yang and Lee arent about traditional fashion or classic styles. The duo embraces avant-garde, futuristic and fun styles. They especially love the work of American fashion wild-child, Jeremy Scott (shoutout to 2ne1 on the wikipage!). Whats not to love?

Check out the visually stimulating MV for Try To Follow Me. CL (이채린) OWNS the MV. Dont you agree?

But I hope 2ne1 doesnt follow in the footsteps of Nicole vs. The Pussycat Dolls.. That would be a shame.


Looks of the Day : 12.08.09

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on December 8, 2009

The nomads themed photoshoot is from Another Man’s autumn/winter issue of 2008. The photospread was featured on The Fashionisto not too long ago and instantly caught my attention as I browsed the future BLOGsearch site.

The weather is freezing (relative to USUAL LA weather, that is). I just want to bundle up, turn up the heat, sip on hot tea, and watch movies all night.. but its finals week.

The plaid, the patterns, the boots, the wool and warmth, the textures and contrasts.. the styling is exquisite.

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Yohji Yamamoto

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Ann Demeulemeester

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Gucci

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Alexander McQueen

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - John Galliano

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Jean Paul Gaultier

Another Man, Autumn/Winter 08 - Roberto Cavalli

Taylor Fuchs, Diego (Success), Baptiste Demay and Lucas R. styled by Bryan McMahon and photographed by Serge LeBlon