• Haein Kim

HIHKEY DEFINITIVE: 11 FASHION ICONS OF 2021

Kpop style icons.

2021 will be remembered as one of Kpop's most spectacular year. From winning AMA's to selling out concerts in the Metaverse, Kpop's brightest acts shone brilliantly in all mediums. Fashion included. Here are the10 artists who shone brightest and knew how to put together an outfit to match. We recognize these icons on for their fashion and off camera.


11 JISOO BLACKPINK

DIOR's muse and friend of the house, Jisoo is always in style no matter the season. 2021 marked many firsts for her, foraying into the realm of movies and dramas. However her style should not be a footnote. Check her above in this gorgeous DIOR dress and the cover of DAZED which gets our vote for cover of the year.


10 Kang Min Kyung DAVICHI

Kang Min Kyung has long been regarded as one of the best dressers in Kpop. This year was no exception. This blue knit and trench coat outfit is one of our favorite outfits of the year.

The singer has a flair for pairing mutual, earth tones with brighter colors. Check the red!


9 Key SHINEE

SHINEE Key always has something to say, when it isn't on the mic, he's expressing through textures. Check the outfit above, it's the UNC Air Jordan 1 for me.

What can I say, the man cleans up nice!


8 Joy RED VELVET

Joy has matured into an icon, and we are just glad to be here for it! The artist released her solo album and looked dashing while doing it, just look at this floral print!

Joy with a gun just hits different.


7 SooYoung SNSD

SooYoung of Girls Generation stole MAMA with this red outfit. The fashion goddess isn't afraid to be bold but her elegance always sets the tone for any occasion.

Don't bother the queen during tea time.


6 MINO WINNER

MINO is never afraid to be eclectic. The eccentric musician embodies the artist and embraces his more creative expressions. Check the drip above, outfit of the year?!

Too cool for blue. not.


5 Lisa BLACKPINK

2021 was a tremendous year for Lisa. She not only released her first ever solo album, she also featured in CELINE 22 SS campaign as a global ambassador. We think 2022 will be a huge year for the starlet.

This look with that scarf is everything.


4 Lee Dong Hwi

Lee Dong Hwi has cemented his status as one of the best dressers and he does it with ease. The actor known for his quick wit brings the same blunt attitude to his wardrobe. No other has made nonchalant look this good.

That's a triple orange layer fit.


3 Jennie BLACKPINK

Jennie is a brand all by herself. The moniker 'Living Chanel' suits her best, Whether she's dressed in sultry red or sporting an iconic Chanel light robe, the starlet is slaying all day, forever and a day.

BLACKPINK on BLACKPINK


2 V BTS

BTS' V, what can't we say about the global star-trotter. Not only did he win 2021 American Music Award for best artist, and sell out stadiums, he looked damn good doing it. Just as much as his meteoric rise in music, his couture stock has so far gone-d.

If looks can Kill.. emma right, or emma wright?


1 Kai EXO

The global ambassador for Gucci, the megastar is the only Kpop artist to launch an actual collection with the designer brand. The Gucci Kai Collection featured the classic Gucci monograms but with a teddy bear twist. The artist can teddy bear with the best of them but when he cleans up, pictured above, he's sweeping hearts. Did we mention he also did this?

Teddy Gang Teddy Gang Teddy Gang.


0 G DRAGON BIG BANG

No list is truly complete without the GOAT. G Dragon had one of the most iconic year in 2021 as he released the KWONDO1, his own signature show. It is important to note that the shoe isn't a retake on an existing show, the collab featured his own shoe with it's own unique silhouette. With rumors of GD working on music RAMPANT amongst insiders here in Korea, we can only guess what 2022 will have in store for us.