Thanksgiving in the US and Korea is similar in many ways, but there are notable differences between the two harvest festivals. For a start, the Korean Chuseok holiday can reinforce old gender roles and norms.
CL was born in South Korea, educated overseas and joined 2NE1 in 2009. She has collaborated with G-Dragon, and recently with the Black Eyed Peas.
Yuri is one of K-pop’s most beloved stars. In October, her solo album, The First Scene, cracked the top 10 on the US Billboard World Albums Chart
Koreans call it bo-se – no-brand, original clothing churned out on the cheap by small producers who respond to the latest trends by making edgy looks that sell out quickly. This ‘counterfeit culture’ powers Korean fashion, even if it is rarely acknowledged.
K-pop groups such as BTS have copied Asian and Western musical trends and genres, just as South Korean industry has taken overseas technology and improved on it. But they also offer a fresh take on them.