K-Pop

Music

eric nam is the atlantan k-pop mega star

He talks to i-D ahead of his US tour.
Cheryl Santos
5.28.18
Culture

how this k-pop idol became netflix's breakout reality star

'Hyori's Bed and Breakfast' makes us want to move to an island and rescue a pack of dogs.
Jack Sunnucks
4.13.18
Music

gallant is back with a beautiful homage to 90s r&b

'Gentleman' is his first single since being nominated for a Grammy alongside Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Nick Fulton
4.3.18
Music

dean, the k-pop star selling out shows worldwide in under 3 minutes

We meet K-Pop icon Dean, who has collaborated with everyone from Syd to Anderson .Paak, to discuss new music, fame, and feelings.
Douglas Greenwood
11.27.17
Think Pieces

the secret meanings behind seoul's outlandish street style trends

Rebelling against the constrictions of conformity and uniform dressing, young Koreans are taking to the streets in extreme pastiched looks.
Tim Chan
5.2.17
Music

international superstar jay park talks controversies and creative freedom

Having just dropped an impressive bilingual album, Jay Park talks returning to R&B, his rebellious nature, and why he will always give the artists signed to his AOMG label the creative freedom he didn't have.
Taylor Glasby
10.25.16
Music

cl talks fashion week, 40s, and rapping with method man

We go shopping in Soho with the Korean rapper and fashion darling.
Alice Hines
9.15.16
Music

cl is the k-pop superstar with the west in her sights

As she shares her official US debut single, 'Lifted,' the Korean megastar tells us about her plan for conquering America, and how Method Man taught her to dance.
Taylor Glasby
8.25.16
Music

​video premiere: jay park, 'all I wanna do' (hoodboi remix)

The Korean-American popstar is joined by Australian model Lily May Mac in the video for his new track.
Hattie Collins
7.18.16
Music

standing alone, kim jonghyun is unlike any other k-pop idol

As the main vocalist for multi-million selling K-pop supergroup releases his debut solo album, Kim Jonghyun discusses SHINee, songwriting, standout tracks, and staying power.
Taylor Glasby
6.21.16
Tattoos

grace neutral explores korea's illegal beauty scene (full film)

From the country's underground tattoo scene to the mainstream influences of K-Pop, gang culture, and plastic surgery, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around body image in South...
i-D Staff
5.26.16
documentaries

a look at the influence of gangs and k-pop on korean beauty ideals

​In the final episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty. While the older generation continues to...
i-D Staff
5.17.16
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