South Korea

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
Music

momoland is smashing k-pop's 'factory girl' stereotype

The South Korean girl group was created on reality TV, but MOMOLAND might be K-pop's realest (and funniest) act.
Jeff Benjamin
8.20.18
Culture

7 south korean drag queens on identity and self expression

Photographer Snakepool captures the divas of the Seoul scene.
Cheryl Santos
8.2.18
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

this south korean surf-rock album is a spirited ode to friendship

Say Sue Me's vibrant new record, 'Where We Were Together,' premieres in full on i-D. The album was written after one bandmember suffered an accident.
Ilana Kaplan
4.10.18
Fashion

unpacking the south korean couple-twinning phenomenon

When and how did this become a thing? And what does it say about gender norms that dictate how young Koreans look and dress.
Liam Hess
4.9.18
Photography

these photos critique south korea's plastic surgery mania

In "Live Your Dream," Eui-Jip Hwang exposes the artifice and unattainability of his birth country’s Western-influenced beauty ideals.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.27.17
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
Fashion

seoul’s emerging designers go global

At Seoul Fashion Week, South Korea put its emerging designers on the global fashion map, starting with Blindness and The-sirius.
Anders Christian Madsen
4.6.17
Culture

park chan-wook on the subversive sensuality of his korean lesbian thriller 'the handmaiden'

The South Korean director most famous for his blood-soaked revenge thriller 'Oldboy' is back with an opulent, erotic masterpiece that floored critics at Cannes. We talk to Park about how 'The Handmaiden' could help normalize homosexuality in Korea, the...
Hannah Ongley
10.21.16