G-Dragon was featured last month in WSGN’s celebrity style files. WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is a research and news service used by brand names like H&M, Marks & Spencer, Topman and more to track the latest trends in the fashion industry worldwide.
The website’s contents are exclusively for their clients only. Here’s their article about G-Dragon: (sent by our reader Emma who has access to the site)
G-Dragon: Celebrity Style
by Ona Yoon and Sharon Tsang, WGSN, 01 June 2012
K-Pop fashion icon G-Dragon of boy band Big Bang, is starting to make waves internationally – look out for his heavily ripped denim and colorful biker jackets.
Kwon Ji-yong, better known by his stage name G-Dragon, is the leader of South Korea boy band, Big Bang. He is a recording artist, songwriter, producer and model. In recent years, he has become known as much for his look as his music and he is starting to make fashion waves internationally.
Big Bang debuted in 2006 and are known for their hip-pop music and energetic freestyle dancing. Like many pop stars, the band’s five members have received plenty of attention based on their individual fashion styling. Unlike other K-Pop groups who adopt a uniform look, the members of Big Bang incorporate their individual styles into a single concept in a group format.
Key terms for the band include hi-top sneakers, brightly colored skinny jeans, leather trousers, bold jewelry and accessories. Big Bang’s latest music video, Fantastic Baby, created a surreal feel with expressive styling, the use of hyper colours and dramatic hair and make-up.
G-Dragon: Magazine Editorial
G-Dragon’s styling is theatrical and often features tribal references such as feathers and animal prints. Accents of black are key.
G-Dragon: Hair and make-up
His signature grooming looks is a defined brow and smokey eye make-up. Hair is often bleached and styled into huge quiffs. Otherwise, his hair is worn down and combed forward, with a straightened fringe.
G-Dragon’s accessories are usually exaggerated and colorful. Hi-top sneakers, bold jewelry, hats and multiple badges are key to his look.
G-Dragon: Key Items
1. Ripped Denim
Heavily ripped and worn denim is one of G-Dragon’s favorite looks on stage and in editorial shoots.
2. Leather Biker Jacket
Bold colored biker jackets in classic cuts are styled with loose T-shirts and skinny jeans or trousers.
3. Long-haired fur
G-Dragon plays with proportion by teaming voluminous jackets with skinny jeans. Black or white fur coats, gilets and pull-on sleeves complete his dramatic stage outfits.
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