All the Style Lessons We Learned from Korean Celebs at Milan Fashion Week

All the Style Lessons We Learned from Korean Celebs at Milan Fashion Week

From TWICE’s fashionphile, Chaeyoung, to Korea’s understated It Boy, Yoo Ah-In, these stars brought their style game to Milan Fashion Week



Korean celebrities are no strangers to Fashion Week. Over the years, the pull of these stars has proven to increase brand visibility and online buzz just by a single Instagram post or Twitter fancam. Take for instance the members of BLACKPINK and the luxury designer brands they endorse—you’ve got Jennie for Chanel, LISA for CELINE, Rosé for Saint Laurent and Jisoo for Dior. All members make it a point to attend the runway shows, too, which creates a fan frenzy on-site and on social media. We’re talking about Blinks hashtag flooding Instagram and TikTok FMVs, plus topping Twitter Worldwide Trends with their respective biases. And Milan Fashion Week is no different.



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You’ve also got Sandara Park and her Paris Fashion Week OOTDs that always make local headlines. The 2NE1 member isn’t shy to turn up in head-to-toe statement designer ‘fits, with matching hair and makeup, whenever she attends shows like Balmain, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto and others. Meanwhile, on the K-drama front, leading men like Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo have graced the front rows of Valentino and Louis Vuitton.


This year, Milan Fashion Week made it a point to populate the FROW with Korean names more than ever. A lesson well-learned from PFW’s successful string of highly publicized K-star invitees over the past few years. But other than just ogle at this year’s list of names and the stylish outfits they strutted in, we zero in on their looks and take some quick style notes.



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Below, we discuss stellar looks from your favorite Korean celebrities at MFW—from Itaewon Class’ Kim Da Mi to GOT7’s Kim Yugyeom—and share a bit of insight that could inspire the next looks you’ll put together for school, work or even just a quick trip to the supermarket.


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Sana from TWICE

When you’re quite tall like Sana, don’t be scared to wear lengthy and streamlined midi dresses. Though this is quite a conservative Prada frock, Sana made sure to add a splash of color with her platform heels to inject a bit of fun into her look. Complement the embellishments on your dress with a matching bag, too!



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Chaeyoung from TWICE

There’s no denying that TWICE’s maknae is petite. So this look is a clever study in proportion as her short white Ferragamo co-ords, paired with opaque black stockings and stilettos, helped lengthen her figure. This popsicle silhouette is perfect if you want the illusion of longer legs without having to wear sky-high heels.



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Joy from Red Velvet

It’s all about length! When wearing head-to-toe black, just like Joy’s TOD’s ensemble, it’s important to know where to show off skin in order to appear leaner and taller. For the Red Velvet member, it was through a risqué mid-part slit that showed off a modest amount of leg and her knee-high leather boots.



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Kim Da Mi

At FENDI, actress Kim Da Mi turned up in a short suit overlayed with ballet slipper pink tulle and knee-high socks paired with platform-heeled clogs. It’s all about the height boost, and a better way to lengthen is to stick to a monochromatic color palette like Da Mi in timeless neutral tones.



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The singer/actress is never afraid to wear prints. In suit form, prints can easily drown someone who’s petite, but in IU’s case, Gucci’s high-waisted flared trousers and pointed stilettos solve this problem. Just make sure that your blazer’s length is tailor-fit and exposes a bit of your shirt sleeve to make it seem like you have longer limbs!



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Kim Tae Ri

Twenty Five, Twenty One actress Kim Tae Ri brought her sex appeal to the Prada FROW with a chainmail-like sheath over a tube mini dress, which she styled with sheer black stockings and square-toe platform heels. Because of her petite figure, the stockings seamlessly blend into her shoes to create that flawless illusion of length.



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Yugyeom from GOT7

Comfort is at the heart of Yugyeom’s ‘fit for Onitsuka Tiger. Though sportif co-ords aren’t anything new, take cues from the GOT7 member, and don’t be afraid to don a statement print! Accessorize with silver jewelry to keep things classic, too!



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Yoo Ah In

Who says you can’t wear your wifebeater or fitted house shirt outside? Yoo Ah In is proof that you can dress up a basic tee with a dressy and tailored suit—or in this matching houndstooth jacket and trousers from Bottega Veneta.



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So whose style was your favorite from Milan Fashion Week? Leave it in the comments below!



Words Maura Rodriguez

Art Macky Arquilla


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