BLACKPINK’s Lisa showed the world why she’s a global fashion icon with her bold, mix-and-match styling at a music festival in London.
On July 2, BLACKPINK became the first K-pop artist to headline the BST Hyde Park Festival in London. Marking their first appearance at the event, BLACKPINK drew a sold-out crowd of over 65,000 according to a BBC tally.
Showcasing their usual brand of polished and energetic performance, BLACKPINK also drew the attention of fans for their unique fashion style that was tailored for each individual member of BLACKPINK, centered around the colors white, black and red.
In particular, Lisa stole the spotlight with an outfit made of altered garments from Australian fashion designer Dion Lee’s eponymous brand.
One of the outfits worn by Lisa at BST Hyde Park Festival was an altered crop top with a half-moon cutout that exposed her midriff. The top originally had three strands around the waist, creating a three-dimensional effect, and the cutout created a bold and adventurous look well suited for an outdoor festival.
Her shorts were also made from altered garments using a belted mini skirt. The daring outfit formed the perfect synergy with BLACKPINK’s energetic stage presence.
|Outfit worn by Lisa at Hyde Park before alteration / Courtesy of Dion Lee
Lisa also added a hip touch to her overall look by mixing in a white bra top from Berlin-based designer Namilia. It was a risky choice, but Lisa was able to find the right combination of altered garments that were well thought out to make her shine, and her unique fashion acumen did not go unnoticed in the eyes of her global fans.
Following an encore performance in Paris last Saturday, the next leg of BLACKPINK’s world tour will take them to Hanoi, followed by a series of events in the U.S. including concerts in New Jersey, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Hong Hye-min ([email protected]) is a reporter at The Hankook Ilbo, a sister publication of The Korea Times. This article, previously published in The Hankook Ilbo, has been translated as part of a news-sharing program.