As K-Pop artists’ global influence grows with the increasing popularity of K-Pop and idols’ international exposure, fashion designers continue to partner with K-Pop’s top stars.
K-Pop artists have been taking the fashion world by storm, attending some of fashion’s most prestigious events and numerous fashion shows as VIP attendees.
A few fashion-forward idols have even walked fashion show runways, stealing the show by becoming the main event as they effortlessly modeled luxury designer looks.
Recently, Teen Vogue recapped some of the “best runway moments” of 2022, naming eleven iconic fashion show moments.
Among the list of global celebrities were two of K-Pop’s top stars.
Peter Do, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, dressed NCT 127‘s Johnny for his Met Gala debut in May 2022.
In September 2022, Peter Do invited NCT DREAM‘s Jeno to the Vogue World show during New York Fashion Week before having the NCT DREAM member open his fashion show.
Jeno’s runway debut earned him a spot on Teen Vogue’s “Best Runway Moments of 2022” list.
Prior to this catwalk debut, Jeno also attended Vogue World, quite literally breaking the internet. Such was his impact, that he was responsible for the top social media placement for NYFW, according to Launchmetrics.
— Teen Vogue
The second K-Pop idol named was BLACKPINK‘s Lisa, who has had a legendary partnership with French luxury designer CELINE since she was named their first global ambassador in 2020.
She famously made her runway debut with the designer in 2021, and again Lisa blew fans and locals away when she transformed from a top K-Pop idol into a high-fashion runway model walking in the CELINE Winter 2022 show.
As anyone would expect, the “Money” singer caused an online frenzy with this appearance, with fans praising her “model walk” and anticipating her future fashion endeavors.
— Teen Vogue
It’s easy to see why Lisa and Jeno were included in the best runway moments of 2022!