Some of you may have already seen this if you're a big dork like me and follow omonatheydidnt, but while promoting themselves to a big Chuseok (Harvest Moon Festival) theme, lots of Korean idols/groups have been posting shoots of themselves in traditional garb. One of these groups, 4minute, had this really interesting spin on it:
Look at those perfect silhouettes! And Korean silk (different production method from Japanese or Chinese silk) is not the lightest of materials around, especially when in a lush coloured brocade form, as worn here. I was really surprised at how amazingly a perfect lolita look resulted out of 4minute's stylists/designers hybrid version of traditional material and modern cuts. To the point that it possibly can't be unintentional. XD
The execution, in lolita terms, is near flawless - bell-shape, blouses, skirt cut over the knee, bows 'n' frills 'n' ruffles. The only sticking points for some girls here being the bare legs and maybe the shoes. IMO they could easily have walked out from the pages of Kera (well, with some socks at least), the styling and coordination is that thoughtful, well-done, and follows lolita conventions almost perfectly. Like what Metamorphoses did with their kimono print dresses, I can easily see Meta doing these exact dresses if they were a Korean brand house.
Opinions? More seamstresses trying their hand at han-loli (please? ;o;)? Their promoters didn't release any other pictures sadly, but I thought it'd be great fodder for new project and coordination ideas. :)