These Korean Actresses Are The Newest Fashion Icons Of 2020
Starring on every hit K-series to fronting numerous glossies, these actresses are destined for stardom.
Actresses are the ultimate highlight of any cinematic masterpiece. Whether it be a full-length film or a tv series composed of more or less than 16 episodes, each drama has its own dazzling face. Through the years, these actresses have evolved from women we idolize on screen into personalities we actually follow on social media. They have officially took over our hearts and it has come to the point where we seemingly follow every move they make. From the skincare brands they use, designer pieces that they use everyday or on-screen, and to some extent, we even dress the way they do.
Their influence has truly shaped the generation today. 2020 clearly started with diverse influence fuelled by the same K-craze energy we brought from last year and the years before.
This time we give you the most fashionable Korean actresses that you must follow in terms of the clothes they wear and how they wear them. These stars are no strangers to front row seats on fashion week, hard-to-miss street style looks, and of course, the most stylish Instagram posts ever.
Star of Descendants of the Sun, Song Hye-kyo still makes our hearts flutter three years after the show aired. Hye-kyo has starred in numerous glossies and fashion campaigns including a photo series shot by the great Peter Lindbergh himself. Her face has beamed on covers of Vogue Korea, Harpers Bazaar, and W magazine. On her Instagram feed, find her sporting the latest on Korean luxury brand, Suecomma Bonnie and of course, every coveted piece of Bottega Veneta.
Apart from defeating half-dead creatures in the newest Netflix K-series Kingdom, Doona is also busy in conquering the art and fashion world. She is not your typical K-princess, she is a photographer and a recent Louis Vuitton muse. She has starred side-by-side with LV creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere in Vogue Korea and has done multiple covers with Elle and W magazine. She has roared in numerous tv and film roles such as a sentient blow-up doll, a formidable policewoman, and even starred in Netflix hit Sense8. Oozing with style and talent, Doona can take over our Instagram feeds everyday.
Her role in the K-drama classics City Hunter and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim proves that Min-Young is the actress we should watch out for. Her sense of style bridges sweet and edgy in multiple fashion campaigns. She can effortlessly sport romantic silhouettes like the one from her Valentino red carpet appearance and she can also champion a sensual black ensemble as seen on her front row photos in Tod’s Fall/Winter 2020 runway show in Milan. And get this, there’s no one that can top Min-Young’s chic boba-sipping Instagram photos.
Weightlifiting Fairy Kim Bok-joo a.k.a Sung-kyung championed in our hearts late 2016 towards 2017. The South Korean actress, model, and singer stands out up until now as she graces her Instagram with class and personality. Her love for statement bags flood her feed as we casually see her sporting the statement Fendi belt bag, the Valentino V sling, and a number of Jimmy Choo purses. See how she perfects every smize and kyeopta selfies on her Instagram.
As early as 15 years old, IU debuted as a singer-songwriter and has eventually found her way into our screens through her role in Hotel del Luna. In a music industry full of boy bands and girl groups, IU is notably known as a solo act. She’s also an actress and Alessandro Michele’s famed muse. IU recently appeared brushing elbows with Gucci’s starry guests. Her signature daintiness was visually striking in the front row of the F/W '20 Gucci runway show as she came through in a blush pink ensemble and a larger-than-life butterfly choker. Her Instagram is filled with the similar quirkiness she has and the style spectacle that she is.
It’s hard to miss Son Ye-jin on Instagram especially after her iconic role as Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing On You. Her fashion mogul role has worn the most luxury pieces on the recent history of K-drama. From the latest on Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Celine, and Hermes, her exuberant character is definitely one for the books. In contrary, Ye-jin keeps it intimate on her Instagram. Filled with CLOY behind-the-scenes and minimal designer looks, we’re definitely taking our time as we scroll through Ye-jin’s feed.
With more than half a million following, Kim Da-mi is the budding actress from Itaewon Class. Da-mi’s aesthetic is definitely bold and striking. From her striking ombre hair to her love for oversized coats, she’s definitely one to watch. I mean we can’t help it that she’s a true standout since episode 1!
Juggling acting on Itaewon Class and performing on Hello Venus tours, Kwon Na-ra is also one to watch. Apart from her coveted wardrobe on the aforementioned Netflix hit series, you can also see Na-ra on stylised basic tees, athleisure, and a couple of power dressing combos.