South Korea

Fashion

appropriation or appreciation? unpacking south korea's fascination with black culture

Is Seoul’s love for the hip-hop aesthetic more fetishistic than inclusive?
Kati Chitrakorn
8.25.19
Beauty

how double eyelid surgery has become a rite of passage for many south korean youths

Living in a society obsessed with public perception and appearance, many young South Koreans are going under the knife to elevate their social status, boost their wealth, land a better job and find the perfect partner.
Yae-Jin Ha
4.3.19
Music

an eclectic mix from our favourite new seoul dj, park hye jin

“Let’s dance all night long!”
Frankie Dunn
2.3.19
Music

k-pop’s red velvet discuss their evolution, public scrutiny and secret dreams

As they lead the way for South Korean girlbands with a US tour, we catch up with Irene, Wendy, Yeri, Joy and Seulgi.
Taylor Glasby
1.31.19
Photography

an rong photographs asian couples in love

'In America, it’s rare to see Asian Americans in love. Are we not supposed to be in love with each other?'
Keshia Naurana Badalge
12.20.18
Art

this artist is using her dreamlike digital art to subvert the male gaze

Ram Han talks about sexual fantasies and feminism in South Korea.
Zio Barritaux
12.19.18
Music

what's it like being an openly gay k-pop artist?

Holland's message couldn't have come at a better moment.
i-D Team
12.11.18
Photography

a glimpse of seoul’s pulsating rave scene

"No one knows what will happen tomorrow, after the loud music has stopped."
Juule Kay
12.11.18
Culture

seoul's young creatives on transcending the k-bubble

How young creatives are supporting each other and pushing the boundaries of the city's rapidly evolving scene.
Mitch Parker
12.4.18
Beauty

why a new generation of women are challenging south korea's beauty standards

A feminist "corset-free" movement is gathering steam in the world's plastic surgery capital.
Keira Chan
10.30.18
Music

cifika is the next chapter in korean electronic music

Seoul's CIFIKA talks K-pop, Boston Dynamics and her desire to be a future person.
Lavanya Singh
10.24.18
Music

dpr live is the most creative rapper in south korea

i-D talks to the rising artist before his first-ever US tour with the DPR Crew.
Cheryl Santos
9.18.18
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