Just when we think the bond between Jeremy Scott and 2NE1's CL can't get any stronger, the fashion designer and K-pop star collab once again to make our stone cold fashion hearts melt--this time for i-D magazine! The oh-so-cool twosome have been extremely open about their BFFness (yeah, that's a word), and CL even explained how they partnered up in i-D's latest issue. "When our first album came out, Jeremy saw the video, and I was wearing his shoe collaboration with Adidas. [...] You know when you meet someone and you just know you’re going to be good friends? We had that connection and since then we’ve been like best friends." Awwwww! Well, we couldn't be more happy the two besties linked up because the results we get when they are together are PHENOM. See: The photo above. JS decked out CL in his finest (and most fluorescent!) duds for their latest i-D shoot, and we're obsessed with her hot pink and yellow street wear-meets-raver Jeremy Scott for Adidas puffy coat, hoodie, bustier, and sweatpants ensemble. WERK.
It seems like we just can't get enough of CL. The 2NE1 star is one of our favorite fashiony gals as of late because she's always decked out in THE most bold and badass ensembles (think: head-to-toe neon fur and allover gold baroque prints). But, when we peeped the K Pop star in the March 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar, we saw an entirely new side of the singer. She ditched her typically bright ensembles for some seriously high-fashion all-black duds, and she still killed it. In her first look (above), she sported a black floppy hat with a lace button-up bell sleeve shirt and diamond leopard earrings. She went for a SUPER dramatic beauty look with an extra thick cat eye, bold matte red lip, a swipe of bronzer, and eggplant nails. PERF!
Listen, we're WELL aware that 2NE1 has a serious affinity for Jeremy Scott duds. I mean, their world tour wardrobe was created entirely by J. Scott himself, and they even collabed on a pair of kicks together. But, we have to say, there's something really, really heartwarming about seeing one of favorite K-pop stars and favorite designers actually hanging out. Terry Richardson documented CL and Jeremy looking like total besties at a photo shoot in his studio, and we're basically DYING over how cute they are. :') Like, peep them posing like a badass prom couple above. Jeremy wore an all-over patchwork bomber jacket with a sweater tied around his waist and black Adidas pants, while CL kept it simple in a vintage Gucci tee, (what looks like) vintage Versace earrings and necklace, and fiery red leather pants. She finished the look with a super clean cat eye, long lashes, and soft bangs. LOVE.
Jeremy Scott's Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection.
You know how poltergeists haunt teens because they're attracted to the youth's SUPERCHARGED angst-laden energy? Well, Jeremy Scott was similarly drawn to the interaction betwixt ghouls and hormones if his monster-mashed up collection for AW 2013 gives any indication. There were ectoplasmic spatters, exposed brains and veiny, exploding eyeballs decorating sweaters that were complemented by Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas-esque trousers and matching lace-up boots set to Beastie Boys' rambunctious "GIRLS." The scowling (yet ever lovely) Cara Delevigne marched out in creeper-soled sneaker-boots with a pointy Lydia Deetz up-do and a sweater featuring a wart-riddled, teeth-baring visage. There was also a healthy dose of amped-up, psychedelic punk-rock-meets-ska motifs by way of a neon two-tone, checkered boot under a floaty, fractal-ish skirt anchored by a black, scoop-neck jumper emblazoned with the graffiti'd words: TOO WEIRD TO LIVE. Word.
2NE1 for 'Complex.'
Photo: Via Complex
Guys, it's time to admit it: 2NE1 have officially solidified themselves as style icons. All four ladies—Dara, CL, Minzy and Bom—continue to completely dominate every photo shoot they do with inspiring, out-of-the-box looks. Proof: Their latest spread for Complex mag! They pulled out ALL the stops for this shoot—we're talking neon fur dresses, plastic chains, and leather tees, just for starters. Jeremy Scott outfitted their '90s-candy-raver-meets-The-Muppets ensembles (above), and we seriously can't get enough. Dara sported a shaggy blue fur dress paired with combat boots, while CL wore a neon green monster graphic tee and RIDIC nail art. Minzy showed off a magenta stuffed animal hoodie paired with graphic print leggings, and Bom sported a furry blue mini-dress that is TOTALLY reminiscent of Cookie Monster. Nom. Nom. Nom.
It's no secret that 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are total besties (he designed their first world tour outfits, after all) so whenever the K-pop group and badass designer get together, we KNOW it's gonna be good. See: The latest issue of Hong Kong mag Ketchup. Umm, haiii! 2NE1's own CL graced the cover (alone!) decked out in Jer's latest duds, and we CANNOT get enough of all that gold. Jeremy tweeted that CL is sporting his gold flourish silk bomber jacket, scarf print dress and flourish Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow shades. Also, PUH-LEASE notice the dangling pearl tear drops on those bad boys. *claps* Her beauty game is equally out of control—she wears a shiny, fire engine red lip, a platinum blonde high bun, and a killer talon ring. For her jewelry, she amped up the gold even MORE with a thick medallion chain and matching earrings.
And just like that, we're officially one week into December and THAT much closer to the end of the year. While we countdown to new beginnings and fresh starts in 2013, we're recapping our favorite style moments from 2012. We're hitting all the important areas we can before our speakers start playing Auld Lang Syne. From celebrity nail art to magazine covers, Instagram selfies to facial hair and everything in between!
It's one thing for individuals to have exemplary style. (*ACHEM* If you haven't voted in our Readers' Choice: Best Dressed of 2012 poll yet, you should probably do that!) But it's another thing entirely for a band (of multiple people!) to pull off individual outfits but still look cohesive. With the epic resurgence of boy bands (thanks, One Direction and The Wanted!) and plenty of OG comeback stories, the well-dressed ensemble group was not that rare a thing this year. Thus, we bring you the best band style of 2012.
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I mean, OBVIOUSLY. The dudes of 1D have become the very definition of this era of boy band style. They may coordinate like the groups of old, but their look is fresh because rather than wearing carbon copies of the same outfit five times over, they pick a color scheme and try to create unique looks around that, paying special attention to ensure variety (e.g. only one red pant, multiple red shirts are permitted if one is printed, someone MUST wear suspenders, etc.).
2NE1 on the cover of 'FAULT' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'FAULT'/Giuliano Bekor
It's kind of impossible not to fall in love with 2NE1. Like, the moment we realized they also share a serious obsession with Jeremy Scott and decked-out winged sneakers, we were ALL aboard this K-Pop train. Typically, the 4-piece girl group (which includes Dara, CL, Minzy and Bom) can be seen sporting larger-than-life technicolor onstage ensembles or killer customized streetwear, but when we peeped them on the recently-released Dreams & Nightmares issue of FAULT Magazine, they totally transitioned over to the dark side. *cue spooky ghost sounds* All four ladies were clad in fancy, all-black ensembles paired with animal-inspired headgear that looked straight from the Viking era. And we're not talking cutesy little horns here—we're talking insane headpieces with spikes on them. Yeah. Spikes, people. On horns. The cover shoot, photographed by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan, shows a darker, goth-glam side of the girl group, which was used as a double cover with Kelly Osbourne's goth glam shoot from a few weeks ago. OMG, our cold, black hearts can barely handle all this goth-y goodness.
Nicki Minaj in the Adidas Originals campaign video.
YASSS. The moment has finally come! Remember back in April when we totally spotted Nicki Minaj and Jeremy Scott filming an adidas campaign in the streets of NYC? Well, after months of waiting/crying/shivering in anticipation, the video has finally premiered! And, eeee, there's even more amazingness than we expected. The video starts off with Nicki and J Scott oh-so-cutely hanging out in their technicolor, mix patterned puffy jackets, and then it cuts to other cool cities across the globe where we spot Sky Ferreira and Big Sean chilling together in their decked-out adidas Originals gear. But, um, the biggest (and perhaps best?) surprise of all is when we spot our FAVE K-pop group 2NE1 bust out some serious dance moves in the streets of Tokyo smothered in head-to-toe Jeremy Scott x adidas gear. #dead
2NE1 in Jeremy Scott on June 23.
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The second we hear that K-pop cuties 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are working together on ANYTHING, we legitimately lose our shiz. Currently we're hardcore spazzing over Jeremy Scott's recent tweet, which revealed that he's designing 2NE1's upcoming tour costumes. And, like, excuse us if we're late to this party, but ASKJDALKSJD. He said, "YES ITS TRUE, ILL BE DESIGNING THE COSTUMES FOR 2NE1 FOR THEIR 1st WORLD TOUR !" 2NE1's New Evolution tour kicks off July 28th in the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium in South Korea (NBD), and then they will continue to travel the world for the first time ever (!!!) singing hits like "Ugly" and "I Am The Best" in only the most ferosh ensembles, obvs.