|From left are aespa's Winter, LE SSERAFIM's Sakura and (G)I-DLE's Shuhua wearing identical outfits. Captured from SBS Inkigayo, Dankook University's official SNS and (G)I-DLE's music video
Winter, Sakura and Shuhua seen wearing identical outfits on stage
By Hong Hye-min
A plethora of girl groups are each vying for the spotlight in the glamorous and increasingly competitive world of K-pop, to the point where some have described it as an all-out war. Unlike girl groups in the past who cut an innocent figure with songs about falling in love, more recent bands have become strong and proactive go-getters.
The expanding range of themes and ideas being explored by various girl groups has given fans the pleasure of witnessing the evolution of their fashion as well. Specific styling choices are made to fit the ideas revolving around the group's image and their tracks, a key element that drives their popularity. Accordingly, entertainment agencies are investing more effort to choose the right outfits that reflect current fashion trends and best represent the image of each girl group.
Recently, three girl groups representing the fourth generation of K-pop idol stars grabbed the attention of fans by each wearing the same outfit on stage. This is especially interesting to note considering the differences in the musical style and themes that they have currently adopted.
The idol stars in focus are aespa's Winter, LE SSERAFIM's Sakura and (G)I-DLE's Shuhua.
|From left are aespa's Winter, LE SSERAFIM's Sakura and (G)I-DLE's Shuhua who added their personal touches to the outfit. Captured from SBS Inkigayo, Dankook University's official SNS and (G)I-DLE's music video
Aespa's Winter wore the dress in question on stage for SBS' Inkigayo, while Sakura was seen wearing it on Mnet's M Countdown and at a university festival, while Shuhua from (G)I-DLE appeared in the same outfit in the music video for "Queen Card."
The dress they wore is from a British designer label with a price tag of 140,000 won or approximately $110. The brand has been popular among many Korean idol stars over the years, including BLACKPINK's Lisa.
Each of the three artists went for a trendy and distinct Y2K look, adding their unique individual signatures to the dress such as detailed elements on the belt and washed-out denim.
Winter's belt details were very pronounced with a petite brown scarf to match adding an air of sophistication to her overall look. Sakura on the other hand, tied her hair in a ponytail to give off a bubbly vibe. Shuhua paired her dress with a pair of black work boots for a powerful-yet-trendy look.
Hong Hye-min (email@example.com) is a reporter at The Hankook Ilbo, a sister publication of The Korea Times. This article, previously published in The Hankook Ilbo, has been translated as part of a news-sharing program.