May 29, 2024


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Get the K-Street Style Look: Shop 8 Seoul Creatives’ Spring Fashion Wishlists

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The streets of Seoul rank among the most stylish in the world, filled with impossibly well-dressed individuals who keep their fingers on the pulse of global trends. Want to get the look? Here, eight rising stars featured in Vogue’s March issue have curated their fashion wishlists for spring. From a filmy Simone Rocha slip dress to a neatly cropped Alexander McQueen jean jacket, shop the edit now.

Chloe Oh

Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Oh

From the moment Chloe Oh set foot on the Prada runway, debuting with a coveted Spring 2021 exclusive, she became a favorite of editors and stylists, drawn to the model’s sculpted features and effortlessly cool manner of dress. Here, Oh shares her shopping wishlist for spring, such as a punk-inspired Alexander McQueen frock and the perfect pair of knee-high Dr. Martens to go with it.

Alexander McQueen hook and eye dress

Hyein Seo black Hiero slip minidress

Orseund Iris ruched satin dress

Noir Larmes standard high-neck blouson

Alexander McQueen safety-pin & skull-pendant chain necklace

Dr. Martens 1B60 Bex leather extra-high boots

Courrèges Reedition vinyl jacket

Courrèges zip-detailed ribbed-knit cardigan

Balenciaga distressed flared jeans

Vivienne Westwood Graziella pearl choker


Photo: Courtesy of Jungle

A brilliant model, performer, and activist, who last year launched a party series to uplift transgender people in Seoul, Jungle is one of the most compelling figures in the city’s spirited nightlife scene and a powerful force for change. Here, she shares her shopping wishlist for spring, from daisy-dotted Acne Studios flares to a sparkling pair of silver Tabi boots. 

Simone Rocha off-white sweetheart midi dress

Simone Rocha egg beaded pearl-effect clutch bag

Simone Rocha floral midi-dress

Acne Studios floral flared crêpe pants

Acne Studios loose-fit denim jacket

Acne Studios Steffey leather sneakers

Acne Studios wool-blend sweater vest

Acne Studios Musubi micro suede crossbody bag

Pleats Please Issey Miyake sleeveless technical-pleated midi dress

Maison Margiela Tabi metallic leather ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester leather riding boots

Innerraum black & gray i30 fanny pack


Photo: Courtesy of Gyo

Photo: Courtesy of Gyo

“When I first started, there weren’t many plus-sized models in Seoul,” says Gyo, a bright young talent who exemplifies the city’s shifting dynamics. “There were a lot of malicious comments. Now the definition of beauty has diversified. There are a lot more people cheering for us.” Here, Gyo shares her shopping wishlist for spring, from a slinky bodycon top by Saint Laurent to an artful intrecciato Bottega Veneta ring.

Jacquemus Le Lazo cardigan

Acne Studios frayed stretch-jersey top

Saint Laurent one-shoulder draped jersey bodysuit

Acne Studios wrap-effect woven wide-leg pants

Alexander McQueen cropped denim jacket

Brunello Cucinelli high-rise oversized jeans

Khaite Flinn cropped leather jacket

Maison Margiela high-rise straight leg jeans

Jil Sander platform slingback sandals

Loewe Goya puffer denim shoulder bag

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato silver ring

Maison Margiela Grand Slam flap shoulder bag

Mudd the Student

Photo: Courtesy of Mudd the Student

One of the 11 multifaceted artists that comprise Balming Tiger, an alternative K-pop group and creative collective on the rise, Mudd the Student turned heads on the hugely popular rap competition show Show Me the Money with his signature shag mullet and individualist dress sense. Here, Mudd shares his shopping wishlist for spring, from a lilac Stella McCartney knit to a charming pair of velvet-trimmed Sacai shorts.

Stella McCartney Yoshitomo Nara intarsia wool-blend sweater

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake brown vase shorts

Saint Laurent leopard-print jacquard silk-satin tie

S.S. Daley black Percy trousers

Sacai velvet-trimmed woven pleated shorts

Salomon XT-6 recut sneakers

Derek Rose Finley 2 half-zipped cashmere sweater

Raey organic denim frayed hem shorts

Homme Plissé Issey Miyake black vase turtleneck

Dries Van Noten loose fit cargo pants

Omega Sapien

Photo: Courtesy of Omega Sapien

Omega Sapien is Balming Tiger’s moss-haired frontman, who best exemplifies the crew’s independent streak. “No label, 100 percent creative control,” he says. “It’s not easy, but because it’s not easy, there’s meaning to it.” Here, Omega shares his shopping wishlist for spring, from a puffy pair of Rick Owens laced sneakers to a stretch jersey minidress by the equally iconoclastic designer.

Rick Owens green long face mask

Rick Owens stretch-jersey mini dress

Rick Owens jumbo puffer megalaced sneakers

Rick Owens quilted leather puff jacket

Rick Owens Bolan cotton-blend corduroy flared pants

Rick Owens Dagger layered wool-blend coat

Rick Owens oversize down cape coat

Rick Owens Knot down jacket


Photo: Courtesy of Leesuho

A more recent addition to the Balming Tiger roster, Leesuho is the immensely talented producer who doubles as the in-demand director responsible for two recent music videos for J-Hope of BTS. Here, he shares his shopping wishlist for spring, from an op art Jean Paul Gaultier turtleneck to a quilted Moncler jacket.

Xlim burgundy Ep.2 03 jacket

Xlim black Ep.2 03 trousers

Hyein Seo grey poplin shirt

Thom Sweeney cotton-corduroy slim-leg trousers

Moncler Masaya quilted down coat

Moncler Divedro quilted-down hooded jacket

Jean Paul Gaultier brown dots turtleneck

Veilance black Nomin backpack

Namacheko indigo Kalbum denim jacket

Namacheko navy Mari sweater

Ann Demeulemeester black Stijn T-shirt

Chanhee Hong

Photo: Courtesy of Chanhee Hong

Chanhee Hong is a visual artist and painter, who brings an eclectic range of references to Balming Tiger’s weird and wonderful body of work. Here, Hong shares his shopping wishlist for spring, from a Junya Watanabe pompom beanie to a black felted Comme des Garçons blazer. 

Junya Watanabe gray pom pom beanie

Comme des Garçons Homme Deux striped tie

Acronym black J101-GT jacket

Veilance black Indisce blazer

Post Archive Faction (PAF) Center jacket

Post Archive Faction (PAF) Center trousers

Comme des Garçons Shirt black felted blazer

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Salomon Edition SR90 sneakers

Salomon black XT-6 expanse sneakers

Xlim black Ep.2 04 trousers

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus printed structured hat

Comme des Garçons Shirt black plain boxers

BJ Wnjn

Photo: Courtesy of BJ Wnjn

Vocalist and producer bj wnjn was a central figure in “Sexy Nukim,” Balming Tiger’s recent viral collaboration with RM of BTS. Here, he shares his shopping wishlist from spring, from an Alexander McQueen leather jacket to suede Birkenstock sandals. 

DSquared2 black Roadie jeans

Alexander McQueen black zip-up leather jacket

Raf Simons purple cape cap

Rick Owens black Geth leather pants

Reebok Classics United by Fitness Speed tank top

South2 West8 green bush trek vest

Saint Laurent cotton-blend gabardine chinos

Zegna Ties Fili geometric silk tie

Acne Studios face cotton shirt

Y-3 Gazelle suede and leather sneakers

Birkenstock Arizona suede sandals

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