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How 5 K-pop groups were saved from disbanding: Dreamcatcher had a gothic rebrand from bubbly Minx, fancams of Brave Girls and Exid went viral, and Nu’Est appeared on Produce 101

From an image overhaul to joining survival show Produce 101, here are the surprising ways K-pop groups were saved from disbanding

From an image overhaul to joining survival show Produce 101, here are the surprising ways K-pop groups were saved from disbanding

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The 5 best woven handbags for spring, from Alexander McQueen’s four-ring clutch and Loewe’s leather take on a basket bag, to Versace’s mini bag and Bottega Veneta’s rubber tote

Alexander McQueen’s clutch and Versace’s mini basket bag breathe new life into wicker creations for spring, proving that woven can be stylish too

Alexander McQueen’s clutch and Versace’s mini basket bag breathe new life into wicker creations for spring, proving that woven can be stylish too

3 May 2022 - 11:44AM
6 K-pop fans who became stars, debuting in the same agencies as their idols, from Aespa’s Winter and Karina to Shinee’s Key and NCT’s Shotaro – who made TikToks of the group’s dances

From Aespa’s Karina and Winter to Shinee’s Key, these K-pop superfans-turned-idols are now living the dream by working in the same agency or even the same group as their favourite stars

From Aespa’s Karina and Winter to Shinee’s Key, these K-pop superfans-turned-idols are now living the dream by working in the same agency or even the same group as their favourite stars

3 May 2022 - 11:46AM
5 K-pop idols dubbed ‘secret weapons’, from BTS’ V and Blackpink’s Jennie, to Aespa’s Winter, Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Itzy’s Yeji – but who was popular even before their debut?

Despite featuring on songs by G-Dragon and Lee Hi, Jennie was a ‘mystery’ to many before her Blackpink debut, but now her talents are clear for all to see …

Despite featuring on songs by G-Dragon and Lee Hi, Jennie was a ‘mystery’ to many before her Blackpink debut, but now her talents are clear for all to see …

25 Apr 2022 - 11:10AM
Were these 5 K-pop groups really ‘destroyed’ by their agencies? CLC and f(x) have been inactive for years, while Miss A, Pristin and B.A.P – who once beat BTS at the MTV EMAs – disbanded

It’s not news that the K-pop industry is prone to bad management and contracts – here are five bands who couldn’t weather the struggle

It’s not news that the K-pop industry is prone to bad management and contracts – here are five bands who couldn’t weather the struggle

21 Apr 2022 - 12:00PM
5 times Blackpink’s Lisa proved she’s Thailand’s unofficial princess as she arrives home for the first time in 3 years – just in time for her birthday

Her Harper’s Bazaar Thailand cover saw more than double the usual number of copies sold, and even Thailand’s prime minister has praised her contribution to the country – no wonder her Thai fans love her

Her Harper’s Bazaar Thailand cover saw more than double the usual number of copies sold, and even Thailand’s prime minister has praised her contribution to the country – no wonder her Thai fans love her

27 Mar 2022 - 8:00AM
Stylist’s revenge? 5 worst dressed K-pop group members, from Blackpink’s Lisa and Twice’s Jeongyeon, to Red Velvet’s Yeri and Aespa’s Giselle

From Twice’s Jeongyeon to Blackpink’s Lisa, these five K-pop stars always seem to get the worst outfits when compared to their bandmates … so do their stylists really hate them?

From Twice’s Jeongyeon to Blackpink’s Lisa, these five K-pop stars always seem to get the worst outfits when compared to their bandmates … so do their stylists really hate them?

17 Mar 2022 - 12:58PM
How Blackpink’s Jennie became K-pop’s fashion queen: from ‘Human Chanel’ to Boucheron muse and that viral hairpin look – 4 times the Korean idol proved she’s a serious style icon

From ‘Human Chanel’ and ‘Jennie’s hairpins’ to Boucheron muse, the idol has proved her style credibility both in front of the camera, and behind

From ‘Human Chanel’ and ‘Jennie’s hairpins’ to Boucheron muse, the idol has proved her style credibility both in front of the camera, and behind

7 Mar 2022 - 10:57AM
5 most controversial K-pop group breakups, from Hyuna and Dawn’s secret romance that disbanded Triple H, and 2NE1’s Park Bom’s scandal, to Glam’s Dahee blackmailing Lee Byung-hun

From a drug smuggle to bullying scandals and blackmailing, these are the some of the most controversial scandals that caused K-pop disbandments

From a drug smuggle to bullying scandals and blackmailing, these are the some of the most controversial scandals that caused K-pop disbandments

28 Feb 2022 - 5:30PM
Meet Cha Jun-hwan, the Olympic figure skater with a K-pop past: he trained with Enhypen’s Sunghoon, was a child actor in K-dramas and even sang on King of Mask Singer

The figure skater trained alongside Enhyphen’s Sunghoon, has appeared in K-dramas, and even sang and danced on the variety show King of Mask Singer

The figure skater trained alongside Enhyphen’s Sunghoon, has appeared in K-dramas, and even sang and danced on the variety show King of Mask Singer

18 Feb 2022 - 1:15PM
6 K-pop idols who are ‘human luxury brands’, from BTS’ V and Exo’s Kai for Gucci, and Blackpink’s Jennie and Jisoo for Chanel and Dior, to Girls’ Generation’s Yoona and Ive’s Wonyoung for Miu Miu

BTS’ V, Jennie and Jisoo of Blackpink and other big South Korean stars have become synonymous with certain luxury houses – and therefore essential to their global marketing

BTS’ V, Jennie and Jisoo of Blackpink and other big South Korean stars have become synonymous with certain luxury houses – and therefore essential to their global marketing

14 Feb 2022 - 10:00AM
Lunar New Year fashion launches: 5 hot new collections for spring/summer 2022, from Hermès’ men’s silk range to Prada and Givenchy’s Year of the Tiger-inspired capsules

From Prada and Givenchy’s big cat-themed seasonal capsules to Saint Laurent’s eco-narrative art piece, the season’s hottest collections are arriving just in time for the new year

From Prada and Givenchy’s big cat-themed seasonal capsules to Saint Laurent’s eco-narrative art piece, the season’s hottest collections are arriving just in time for the new year

28 Jan 2022 - 12:00PM
How Song Ji-a’s career crumbled in days: the Single’s Inferno star was cut off by friends, edited out of variety shows and she deleted all her Instagram posts following fake luxury fashion furore

One moment, Song Ji-a was a rising star, but buying the wrong sort of ‘luxury’ goods has landed her in a whole lot of trouble

One moment, Song Ji-a was a rising star, but buying the wrong sort of ‘luxury’ goods has landed her in a whole lot of trouble

27 Jan 2022 - 5:00AM
Hong Kong’s best Lunar New Year menus and specials: from Lung King Heen’s six-course feast to Ying Jee Club’s seasonal desserts and China Tang Landmark’s classic imperial bird’s nest broth

From Lung King Heen’s six-course feast to Ying Jee Club’s seasonal desserts and China Landmark’s classic imperial bird’s nest broth

From Lung King Heen’s six-course feast to Ying Jee Club’s seasonal desserts and China Landmark’s classic imperial bird’s nest broth

25 Jan 2022 - 10:36AM
5 luxury Lunar New Year gift ideas for an elegant home: from Armani desk accessories to a Louis Vuitton Monogram reusable cup and a Lalique clock

Stumped for gifts ideas this Lunar New Year? Here’s STYLE’s pick of knockout ritzy items sure to go down well with your loved ones

Stumped for gifts ideas this Lunar New Year? Here’s STYLE’s pick of knockout ritzy items sure to go down well with your loved ones

17 Jan 2022 - 4:10PM
End of the line: 6 K-pop group contracts ending in 2022, from Twice and Monsta X to CLC and Day6 – who will disband and who will continue into a new era?

Some of our favourite K-pop groups’ contracts are expiring this year … so will CLC, Twice, Day6 and more groups disband, or continue working together?

Some of our favourite K-pop groups’ contracts are expiring this year … so will CLC, Twice, Day6 and more groups disband, or continue working together?

25 Jan 2022 - 6:22PM
Did these 6 K-pop idols get special treatment from their agencies? From Blackpink’s Jennie who was dubbed ‘YG’s Princess’ to Bae Suzy, and new girl group Ive’s Wonyoung

From Blackpink’s Jennie to new girl group Ive’s Wonyoung, the agencies behind these groups drew ire from fans for apparently showing favouritism …

From Blackpink’s Jennie to new girl group Ive’s Wonyoung, the agencies behind these groups drew ire from fans for apparently showing favouritism …

3 Jan 2022 - 12:46PM
5 ridiculous K-pop apologies, from NCT 127’s Earthquake joke to Winwin and BTS’ Jungkook hanging out with female friends, did these Korean idols really need to say sorry in public?

Everyone from BTS’ Jungkook to NCT 127’s Chinese member Winwin has been called out, often for doing nothing more than hanging out with the ‘wrong’ people – but South Korea’s squeaky clean celebrity culture dictates an apology anyway

Everyone from BTS’ Jungkook to NCT 127’s Chinese member Winwin has been called out, often for doing nothing more than hanging out with the ‘wrong’ people – but South Korea’s squeaky clean celebrity culture dictates an apology anyway

24 Dec 2021 - 11:57AM
K-pop’s 6 most controversial fashion looks of 2021: from Twice idol Dahyun’s hanbok that resembled Blackpink star Jisoo’s outfit, to the backlash against Ive member Yujin’s stage fashion

From Twice member Dahyun’s hanbok that mirrored Blackpink star Jisoo’s outfit, to Aespa’s ‘unflattering’ all-black ensemble, these were the most contentious fashion moments of the year …

From Twice member Dahyun’s hanbok that mirrored Blackpink star Jisoo’s outfit, to Aespa’s ‘unflattering’ all-black ensemble, these were the most contentious fashion moments of the year …

23 Dec 2021 - 11:14AM
Fit for a royal child? 5 luxury fashion items to dress your kids like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis this Christmas – by Dior and Ralph Lauren

These cosy luxury pieces from Dior, Ralph Lauren, Moncler and more will have your little ones looking just as dapper as the British royal children this Christmas holiday

These cosy luxury pieces from Dior, Ralph Lauren, Moncler and more will have your little ones looking just as dapper as the British royal children this Christmas holiday

20 Dec 2021 - 11:39AM
Joyce Cheng, daughter of late Hong Kong icon Lydia Shum, on how the city’s attitude towards beauty, body positivity and mental health is changing for the better – interview

A glance at her Instagram shows that Joyce Cheng loves make-up, but the actress knows that it’s what’s on the inside that really counts – and she’s speaking her truth to the women of Hong Kong

A glance at her Instagram shows that Joyce Cheng loves make-up, but the actress knows that it’s what’s on the inside that really counts – and she’s speaking her truth to the women of Hong Kong

13 Dec 2021 - 3:00PM
What you need to know about Mr Trot star, Jang Minho – the popular YouTuber and former K-pop idol of ballad duo Baram has shot to fame on the reality TV show

The 44-year-old singer shot to fame after taking part in South Korea’s hit reality audition TV show, but this is actually his second turn in the spotlight as a former K-pop idol …

The 44-year-old singer shot to fame after taking part in South Korea’s hit reality audition TV show, but this is actually his second turn in the spotlight as a former K-pop idol …

13 Dec 2021 - 4:32PM
Korea’s celebrity sweethearts of 2021: from ‘nation’s little sister’ IU to ‘nation’s first love’ Bae Suzy, 7 K-pop and K-drama stars who earned larger-than-life nicknames

IU is famously known as the ‘nation’s little sister’, while the glamorous Bae Suzy was crowned ‘nation’s first love’ – but can you guess what fans call Park Bo-gum?

IU is famously known as the ‘nation’s little sister’, while the glamorous Bae Suzy was crowned ‘nation’s first love’ – but can you guess what fans call Park Bo-gum?

8 Dec 2021 - 12:43PM
8 highest-paid Korean CF stars, from K-pop icons BTS and Blackpink’s Jennie, to Jirisan’s Jun Ji-hyun and football player Son Heung-min – who made the most millions in 2021?

Between CF Queen Jun Ji-hyun, K-drama star Park Seo-joon, Hospital Playlist’s Jo Jung-suk and other major celebrities, who nabbed the top spot?

Between CF Queen Jun Ji-hyun, K-drama star Park Seo-joon, Hospital Playlist’s Jo Jung-suk and other major celebrities, who nabbed the top spot?

2 Dec 2021 - 1:26PM
Explainer | BTS law controversy: should the K-pop superstars be exempt from military service? The pros and cons Korea is debating over Jin, V, Jungkook and the rest of the boy band’s mandatory army enlistment

The so-called ‘BTS law’ would allow K-pop stars who earned government medals for their achievements to defer their military enlistment – but the band who inspired it are yet to get a pass

The so-called ‘BTS law’ would allow K-pop stars who earned government medals for their achievements to defer their military enlistment – but the band who inspired it are yet to get a pass

2 Dec 2021 - 10:13AM
5 pieces of luxury exercise equipment to level up your workout, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

Work out in style with these fitness accessories, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

Work out in style with these fitness accessories, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

28 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
5 glam tableware pieces for your holiday parties, from Gucci’s vintage-inspired teapot and Louis Vuitton’s whimsical plate set, to Armani Casa’s vibrant jug and glass set

Christmas and New Year means at-home entertaining, and these luxury brands have got you covered with stunning accessories for your dining table

Christmas and New Year means at-home entertaining, and these luxury brands have got you covered with stunning accessories for your dining table

25 Nov 2021 - 2:58PM
5 woolly bags for winter: Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Jacquemus present fluffy shearling designs as stylish as they are cosy

These fluffy shearling designs – from Jacquemus’ roomy Cabas Neve tote to Givenchy’s suede revamp of its Antigona bag – are as stylish as they are cosy

These fluffy shearling designs – from Jacquemus’ roomy Cabas Neve tote to Givenchy’s suede revamp of its Antigona bag – are as stylish as they are cosy

24 Nov 2021 - 5:21PM
K-pop’s biggest divas? From Red Velvet member Irene and Jeon So-mi, to Lee Hyori and Sechs Kies’ Kang Sung-hoon dissing BtoB – 6 idols who came under fire for their inflated egos

It’s all too easy for celebrities to develop an inflated ego over their popularity, so how did stars like Jeon So-mi and Lee Hyori get blasted for their big-headed attitudes?

It’s all too easy for celebrities to develop an inflated ego over their popularity, so how did stars like Jeon So-mi and Lee Hyori get blasted for their big-headed attitudes?

24 Nov 2021 - 12:57PM
5 stylish new tech accessories for autumn, from Hermès’ Apple Watch strap and Loewe’s Airpods case, to Balenciaga’s iPhone 12 cover and Vetements’ USB-C necklace

Tech geek, who? Gadgets are trendier than ever with these fashionable pieces, from Hermès’ Apple Watch strap and Loewe’s Airpods case, to Balenciaga’s iPhone 12 cover and Vetements’ USB-C necklace

Tech geek, who? Gadgets are trendier than ever with these fashionable pieces, from Hermès’ Apple Watch strap and Loewe’s Airpods case, to Balenciaga’s iPhone 12 cover and Vetements’ USB-C necklace

17 Nov 2021 - 6:01PM