To continue posting old, half-finished posts, this one is about clothing quality.
Write Date: November 12, 2009; Note: this was pretty soon after seeing Rainbow’s “Gossip Girl” video. The song was super annoying to me at the time and I was feeling fed up with all the new groups that kept cropping up. Everyone should know by now that I have since decided to love Rainbow (“A” was one of my favorite songs of 2010), but this still stands true a tiny, tiny bit. I can’t say I have the same view exactly, but I had some kind of thread of thought going here and I wish I had gotten around to finishing it (I do recall that it was going to a full-blown editorial with research etc. and that’s probably why I ended up losing interest/energy/whatever).
Not to rag on DSP’s new girl group, Rainbow, much more than I already have in my review of their video “Gossip Girl,” but they sparked this article.
YG is one of the trail-blazing companies when it comes to fashion. Sure, they can be pretty avant-garde, but you can’t blame them for wanting to be different. In this industry, you must set yourself apart in both music and style–perhaps it’s to be remembered.
As a fan of YG groups, I have learned a lot about the pieces each group wears. They tend to wear very pricey designer makes, although they do wear items made by stylists from time to time.
The point of mentioning this? YG invents in clothing. I remember reading an interview of Yang Hyun-suk once where he said that style was an integral part of his artists, and if you lacked a knowledge of fashion you’d probably get dropped as a trainee.
SO, maybe it’s insane to think about spending $500+ on a piece of clothing that an idol will only wear a few times, but not only does the item stand out, it reflects high quality as well.
If clothing doesn’t look good on screen, where will it look good? Definitely not in real life.
[Do you agree/not agree with this at all? Was I right to not have posted this at the time of writing it?]