On Friday, I went to the Harvard GSD to see “Pop! Contemporary Street Fashion in Asia” (more pictures here). The exhibit contained a number of elements, including fashion, photography, and installations.
I was rather surprised at the photos from Seoul, because the subjects were all very glamorously dressed, and wondered if that could be considered pop culture– if the glamorously-dressed women are, in fact, a minority. It’s true, however, that Korean women do dress up more than average American women. I consider myself a somewhat conservative dresser in Korea, but whenever I go anywhere in the U.S. (with the exception of NY) I always receive comments about how dressed up I am. Weird.
Here is a list of the websites of the photographers who were featured in the exhibit. The actual photographers were not present at the event.