Seoul Fashion Week certainly serves up amazing street style. Contemporary fads are totally their thing with Vetements and tons of Supreme featuring heavily on Seoul’s stylish streets. However, the packs of millennials—in their uniform of street wear and sleek tailoring—who gather outside the central venue for the shows, Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza, have nothing on their mini-me’s.
Prior to each show, a number of teeny tots paraded up and down outside the venue, encouraged by their parents who stand off camera with rewards of sweets and bear balloons for tip-top posing. Such a practice seems quite unethical but these children were owning IT, with some as young as 3 out-posing any given adult.
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One boy went from posing side-on, to kneeling down to lying flat on his belly, in a well-honed two-minute master-class.
It’s a sad reality when a child has more sass than you, so here are seven styling tips we can learn from the Seoul street style kids
1. “This is how you SLAY street wear…”
This is ’90s realness at its finest. We suddenly feel ancient.
2. “Berets are big, babe.”
The way to top off your style—the South Korean way—right now is to be a baby with a beret. Formalize with a checked double-breasted jacket but keep the look casual by slipping into a sneaker and maximize the metallic pleated skirt.
3. “Don’t let ANY bitch steal your look!”
It’s hard—when you are, like, two years old—to prevent your big sister from stealing your look. At least the matching loafers are super cute!
4. “Make Sure Your Embellishment Weighs More Than Your Body Weight.”
Bombers are babe’ing especially in metallic and let your finishing touch be a baseball cap so heavily embellished you can barely hold your head up. Streetwear is a massive Seoul style staple, so slam-dunk that fashion funk!
5. “Pimp UP Your Faux Fur.”
If you are going to wear faux fur, especially bright faux fur, you need the swagger to match. Otherwise, don’t bother even leaving the house.
6. “Pick Your Style Squad Wisely.”
Your style is stronger when you align yourself with the right kids in the right attire. There’s no room for wardrobe weaklings: Exhibit A, above, and Exhibit B, below!
7. “Have Your Accessories Count.”
With everyone trying to copy your clothes, you can add your own style seasoning via the Korean go-to, the facemask, and ensure you wear this under your chin to emphasize your bone structure. Alternatively, find some fishnets or flap around in a fedora.