I just bombed around Seoul for a few days, and took advantage of a few hours I had, to be guided around the University district, by a rather fashionable colleague, himself. I told him about my street style blog and he instantly knew where to take me.
I’m an admirer of K-pop and Korean street style alike. They take risks, the men always in a statement fashion piece, either the long, British-military over-sized jacket, or the early 90’s inspired ball cap with a small embroidery. I took this as ‘large statement with small accent statements’ look. The ladies all in over-sized jackets alike, nothing tailored, big fur collars and tights under boots. The look of max cover warmth over minimal under layers.
I was quite inspired to find an alike over-sized jacket, tried on a few, and dang was I swimming in them! I finally found my own, more subtle version in Zara, Hong Kong. I felt this was cheating, but hey, I am an American, we take baby steps to larger fashion statements.
I do think that Korean fashion is definitely a leading one.