There is no denial that the speed at which K-pop groups pop out on our screens is immense. Having said that, not all groups are memorable, they come and go regardless of their talents. However, a huge collage of colours, themes, odd fashion choices and adaptable skills [dancing, singing, rapping, playing the instruments] still make […]

2016 was a turning point for Kim Young Geun when he won the talent show Superstar K [an equivalent of Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol]. The singer impressed the judges with his cover of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down, which later led to more exciting performances on the show.  A year after winning the […]

Kang Minah has a strong personality. She is determined and often knows what she wants in life. Raised by her mother, Minah learnt how to be independent and how to look after herself when she needs to. Her admiration for her mother’s strength has impacted Minah’s own character: determination is her second nature.  Prior to […]

Lim Jisoo, an emerging South Korean singer, came to light in 2019 when she won Vocal Play, a variety show where the singers had to sing without instrumental accompaniment at times. With her powerful and unique voice, Jisoo blew the judges away with the cover of Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive.  After winning the show, Jisoo was […]

Let there be no mistake, becoming a singer isn’t an easy task. However, with a love for music, expressing one’s feelings and inspiring people to do the same, more people are encouraged to take on a new journey of becoming an artist, in whatever capacity it suits an individual. Born in South Korea, Ben Kang […]

When your interview starts with lots of laughter, you know that the conversation is going to be a delightful experience. Kevin Derek is an interesting person; he is smart, humorous and self-critical. But, above all, he is a thoughtful and very passionate, award-winning documentary filmmaker whose latest production More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story […]

From runways to magazine photoshoots, music videos to countless lookbooks, there is no doubt that Kim Won-ki, a South Korean model, is on a roll. Distinguished by his perms and babyface, Won-ki’s doe-eyed stare has no trouble grabbing the attention of fashion lovers as well as designers. Kim Won-ki has various campaigns and editorials under […]

It was noon in London and a late night in Melbourne when Lee Song-yi, a South Korean model and actress, and I sat down over a Zoom call and finally caught up after a year of not seeing each other. In the past few years, Lee Song-yi has worked incredibly hard; she has modelled, filmed […]

“I was into all kinds of art when I was growing up. One time I wanted to be a painter, then I thought of becoming a fashion designer, I wasn’t sure about singing,” CHE, a Seoul-born singer-songwriter, says thoughtfully as he speaks about whether music was his intended career path from the start.  Exposed to […]

It was 2019 when I met Gimu at Seoul Fashion Week for the first time. And, as bizarre as it might sound, it took me just 10 seconds to realise that he is one of the nicest and funniest models I came across. Although we have experienced a language barrier at times, his smile, positive […]