In this eyewear style guide, you will know what fashion is trending in Korea in 2018, and get a quick view about the Korean glasses trend and how it plays a significant role in pop culture in Kpop.
Eyewear Culture In Korea
Korean idols and celebrities are known to start trending the latest fashion starting from clothes, hair or even accessories. Influenced by great fashion figures such as G-Dragon, Lee Minho and Suzy, eyewear fashion has swept Korea fashion industry by surprise.
The Korean starts pairing up their clothes with an eyewear that stands out, pushing the presence of glasses on their image as an avant grande culture in Korea. Let’s take a look at a few example on how this culture turn lifestyle amazingly evolve in Korean glasses trend.
Culture #1 : Most essentials part of Korea airport fashion
First popularised by Korean celebrities to escape in disguise from paparazzi and mad fans, airport fashion has now unintentionally become an embedded culture especially in South Korea.
Other than those fashion runaways and lifestyle tabloids, airport styling emerged as a novel platform where many fashion ideas are born, cultivated and culture made.
Eyeglasses culture is the most vital part of the whole picture, which intensify the culture werks in airport styling in Korea. They love oversized sunglasses!
Culture #2 : Idols and celebrities setting the Korean spectacles trend
Round retro glasses are worn by many Korean celebrities. There comes a wave of oversize round Korean spectacles.
People are quickly picking up this style, making the round Korean glasses the next biggest trend that swipe the whole fashion industry in all countries.
Idols and celebrities being the greatest trendsetter is no doubt one of the biggest contributor in ascending a new eyewear lifestyle culture in Korea citizen respectively.
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Culture #3 : Make up escape
As a country where both men and women are both concern with their looks, it is not something unusual for the men to also be seen applying make up.
One way to recognised if they are just being carefree with their face or even maybe too-late-to-dress-up day, eyeglasses would be the best hack to cover their nude faces.
That is why in any Korea reality shows the guests and even the hosts appear so fashionable in the early morning despite just waking up from their sleep.
Fret not, they are willing to look nerdy even it is too early in the morning to be able to provide good entertainment to all of us.
Black Pink’s Jisoo in Aviator frame
Aviator frame : Harrogate
Culture #4 : Thin metal frame, the everybody Korean style glasses
We can’t deny that the Koreans make thin metal frame a trend. It started off from lady as an accessories to look scholarly and decent. After all, they get to portray a new look.
Korean guys later picked up the trend too. They wear thin round frame plain tee. It has becoming the Korean male glasses signature. This is coherent with the minimalist style.
Now, thin metal frame is considered artsy and widely acceptable everywhere, including workplace.
Thin metal frame : Dacorum
Summary : Final words on Eyewear Trend in Korea
Summing up, eyewear culture in Korea is not something new anymore. Nevertheless, it is one of the most emerging profiting industry and is still growing in quantity and also quality. Koreans have proven to us how an evolving lifestyle can turn into an amazing culture. Korea’s fashion-forward culture has managed to take the eyewear world by storm. They have shown us that wearing glasses can be trendy and good looking too!
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