It’s unmistakable; the past month was a testament to some of the greatest minds in the science of garment making. The industry’s biggest names assembled their entourages in the lauded fashion capitals for the seasonal display of their spring/summer 2023 collections, some taking a more theatrical turn: contemporary renditions of fairy-tales were on display à la Thom Browne, the naked body transformed into a working canvas at Coperni and London saw a series of touching tributes in light of the late Queen’s passing. But every season brings with it a twinkle of its own elsewhere: in the vein of the glinting guest list peppering the front row at every show.
This season was no different; it saw a throng of A-list personalities descend onto the streets of all four cities—from New York and London to Milan and Paris—leaving fans and enthusiasts to witness it all in a starstruck mood. But a closer inspection might gleefully reveal the clear rise in Korean celebrity faces in attendance. Apart from fashion darlings such as the girls of Blackpink and IU—all global ambassadors for the luxury houses themselves—the scene was brimming with the likes of many other K-idols and actors, some even making their names known from the runway itself.
But whilst some may have only managed to squeeze out a day from their busy schedules to attend to their invitations, others were sure to make an entire vacation out of it, blending right into the streets of New York or living their Parisian dream with a croissant in hand. With so many of them swarming the streets of the fashion capitals, it seemed only natural that we would be fed generously by means of endless visuals—right from the stars who took to the ‘gram with ease when it came to updating their fans on their daily affairs.
And trust them to do their off-duty uploads with sartorial sense too. Layer-led ensembles primed for the autumn cold were spotted on the boys such as actor-singers Cha Eun Woo and Hwang Min Hyun whilst chunky boots were all the rage for Red Velvet’s Joy and Blackpink’s Jisoo. Heading to the wintry parts of the globe yourself? From Parisian chic accessories to leather separates, we’ve chronicled some of the best style inspo to emulate below, as seen on your favourite Korean celebrities.
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In true Parisian fashion, Rosé is spotted enjoying a cafe break along the streets of Paris—in no less than a sleek leather blazer for a stylish chic look.
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Filling his personal grid with his daily stops in Paris, Cha Eun-Woo keeps it simple in a laidback ensemble, whilst keeping things warm with his comfort layers on.
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Red Velvet's Joy
In a knitted bodycon and chunky lace-up boots, Joy gives off full femme fatale as she strolls the streets of Milan. The Tod’s brand ambassador also made sure to have her handy shoulder bag on hand whilst she was at it.
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At Paris Fashion Week, Sandara Park, more fondly known as Dara, transformed every front row moment into her own personal runway. Sans her stunning arrivals at the shows, the K-pop star was also seen touring Paris in style. Here, she adds polish to a streetwear look via a standout fur coat pairing and a colour-coordination moment with her Balmain clutch.
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Seen in attendance at the Prada spring/summer 2023 show, Sana was also spotted visiting the exhibition at the Fondazione Prada—marking the moment with a full black-and-white ensemble to match her Symbole mini bag on hand.
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When it comes to living it up in Paris, no one could possibly do it better than Jennie. As she troops around town, the fashion darling makes a strong case for accessorising here; the Chanel ambassador sports a tweed cap and some metallic necklaces to pair off with her outfit from the maison’s fall/winter 2022 pre-collection.
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Post his attendance at the Isabel Marant show, JayB enjoys the sights in Paris despite the rainy weather—making sure to keep warm via means of his knit separates.
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During her visit to Dior’s Montaigne in Paris, Jisoo opts for a preppy look with a knit sweater, mini skirt and rain boots.
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Red Velvet's Seulgi
After attending the Peter Do show, Red Velvet’s Seulgi kept to the basics with her vacay wardrobe whilst in New York. Channelling an effortlessly chic vibe here, she throws on a long sleeved top over a mini skirt that gives off louche, relaxed appeal.
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Hwang Min Hyun
The leather jacket and cargo pants pairing does wonders for striking a balance between off-duty comfort and style. Singer-actor Hwang Min Hyun switches it up further with a pair of Moncler sneakers—just before heading to the heart of Milan for the brand’s spring/summer 2023 presentation.
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Dahyun enjoys the sunset in New York in a flowy midi and some practical shoes that’s primed for walking the distance when you’re abroad. Of course, the Twice member had her Michael Kors sling bag with her, prior to her attendance at the show.