It’s easy to focus on western style stars when we’re inundated with award shows and film festivals nearly every single week (or so it feels like). However, with the marriage of South Korean actors Lee Byung-Hun and Lee Min-Jung this past weekend, it’s time to turn our attention to the fashion heavyweights Korea has to offer.

With the explosion of KPop music, "Gangam Style," and thousands of Tumblrs devoted to Korean fashion, not to mention a thriving arts community, the country has more than enough inspiration to draw from, and further proof lies in the ten style stars below, who we feel deserve some long-deserving attention.

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  • Kim So-yeon

    Actress Kim So-Yeon arrives during the Ferragamo Seoul 2011 event, showcasing Salvatore Ferragamo's Autumn/Winter 2011 women and menswear collections, at the W Hotel on September 6, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Ferragamo)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Actress Kim So-Yeon arrives at the opening ceremony of the 14th Pusan International Film Festival on October 8, 2009 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 355 films from 70 countries and runs from October 8-16. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Actress Kim So-Yeon arrives at the opening ceremony of the 13th Pusan International Film Festival on October 2, 2008 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 315 films from 60 countries. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Actress Kim So-Yeon arrives for the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards at the National Theater Korea Broadcasters Association on November 23, 2007 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Korean actress Kim So Yeon attends the Opening Gala and 'Seven Swords' premiere at the Palazzo del Cinema on the first day of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2005 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Korean actress So-yeon Kim attends a photocall for out of competition film 'Seven Swords' at thePalazzo del Casino on the first day of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2005 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Kim So-yeon

    Actress Kim So-Yeon arrives for the opening ceremony of the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Busan Cinema Center on October 6, 2011 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 307 films from 70 countries and runs from October 6-14. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Lee Da-hae

    Actress Lee Da-Hae arrives at the 46th Daejong Film Awards at Olympic Hall on November 6, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Ko So-young

    South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun, left, and his wife and actress Ko So-young pose for the media upon their arrival for South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun and his bride and actress Rhee Min-jung's wedding ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Park Shin-hye

    This photo taken on July 18, 2013 shows South Korean actress Park Shin-hye attending the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in Pucheon. (Starnews/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Park Shin-hye

    Actress Park Shin-Hye arrives for 2013 Chinese Film Festival opening ceremony at Yeouido CGV on June 16, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The festival will showcases 11 films and runs from June 16-20. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Park Shin-hye

    South Korean actress Park Shin-hye arrives to attend the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival in Busan, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • Park Shin-hye

    This photo taken on July 25, 2013 shows South Korean actress Park Shin-hye attending the Holika Holika Neon Shower party in Seoul. (Starnews/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hong Soo-ah

    South Korean actress Hong Soo-ah poses during the Blue Dragon Awards in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The award is a major film and art awards ceremony in South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • Lee Yeon-hee

    Actress Lee Yeon Hee attends The 44th PaekSang Art Awards at the National Theater on April 24, 2008 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Goo Hye-Sun

    This picture taken on February 25, 2013 shows South Korean actress Goo Hye-Sun attending the movie premier of 'Touch of Light' in Seoul. (Starnews/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ku Hye-sun

    TOKYO - JUNE 10: Korean actress Ku Hye Sun (R) and actor Tsuyoshi Abe (L) attend the opening ceremony for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia at Omotesando Hills Space O on June 10, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. In its 12th year running, the Short Shorts Film Festival is one of Asia's largest for international short films. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

  • Miriam Yeung

    Actress Miriam Yeung arrives at the closing ceremony red carpet during the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival at China National Convention Center on April 23, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • Miriam Yeung

    Hong Kong actress Miriam Yeung (L) and her husband Real Ting pose on the red carpet during the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards on April 13, 2013. The annual awards are the Hong Kong equivalent to the Oscars and the British BAFTAS. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Miriam Yeung

    Miriam Yeung arrives at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival Grand Opening on March 17, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images)

  • Miriam Yeung

    Hong Kong actress Miriam Yeung poses on the red carpet at the Asian Film Awards as part of the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival in Hong Kong Monday, March. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • Miriam Yeung

    HONG KONG - FEBRUARY 26: Miriam Yeung at the 2013 IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards at Star Hall on February 26, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

  • Miriam Yeung

    Singer and actress Miriam Yeung arrives at the Asian Film Awards 2008 in Hong Kong, China (Photo by Andrew Ross/Getty Images)

  • Lee Min-jung

    South Korean bride and actress Rhee Min-jung poses for the media during a press conference before her wedding ceremony with South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, unseen, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Lee Min-jung

    South Korean bride and actress Rhee Min-jung poses for the media during a press conference before her wedding ceremony with South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, unseen, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Lee Min-jung

    Actress Lee Min-Jung arrives for the 47th PaekSang Art Awards at Kyunghee University Art Center on May 26, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Lee Min-jung

    Actress Lee Min-Jung arrives for the 46th PaekSang Art Awards at Haeoreum Theater on March 26, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Lee Min-jung

    South Korean actress Lee Min-Jung arrives at the opening ceremony of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival in Busan on October 7, 2010. Stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and China gathered with film-makers and fans Thursday for the launch of Asia's most prestigious film festival in the South Korean port city of Busan. (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Zhang Ziyi

    Actress Zhang Ziyi attends the Gala Presentation Press Conference 'Dangerous Liasons' during the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Shinsegae Centumcity cultural hall on October 5, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 304 films from 75 countries and runs from October 4-13. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Actress Ziyi Zhang attends 'The Grandmaster' Photocall during the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival at The Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 7, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi poses on the red carpet of the opening film of the Berlinale film festival , 'Yi dai zong shi' (The Grandmaster) in Berlin, on February 7, 2013. The 63rd Berlin film festival opens with a gala screening of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Actress Ziyi Zhang attends Dolce&Gabbana, along with Giovanna Battaglia, celebrate the opening of the 5th Avenue Flagship Boutique on May 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Dolce&Gabbana)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Zhang Ziyi attends the Opening Ceremony and 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Theatre Lumiere on May 15, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Un Certain Regard jury member Zhang Ziyi attends 'The Bling Ring' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Jury member actress Zhang Ziyi attends the Jury 'Un Certain Regard' Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Chinese actress and member of the Un Certain Regard Jury Zhang Ziyi poses on May 22, 2013 as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Only God Forgives' presented in Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Chinese actress and member of the Un Certain Regard Jury Zhang Ziyi poses on May 25, 2013 as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Venus in Fur' presented in Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    'Un Certain Regard' jury member Zhang Ziyi attends the 'Zulu' Premiere and Closing Ceremony during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi poses for the media during the press conference for 2013 Chinese Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, June 16, 2013. The 5th Chinese Film Festival opened in Seoul on Sunday for a 5-day celebration of Chinese film to boost bilateral movie and culture cooperation. Zhang Ziyi's movie "The Grandmaster" has been selected as the opening film of 2013 Chinese Film Festival. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Zhang Ziyi wearing Giambattista Valli Le Grand Bal De La Comedie Francaise at La Comedie Francaise.

  • Zhang Ziyi

    Zhang Ziyi looks timeless in a Valentino Couture cape dress at the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild.

  • Fan Bingbing

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Actress Fan Bingbing attends the Chopard Lunch during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • Fan Bingbing

    Actress Fan Bingbing attends 'One Night Surprise' press conference at Regent Hotel in Beijing.

  • Fan Bingbing

    Fan Bingbing attends the 'Jeune & Jolie' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals

  • Fan Bingbing

    Fan Bingbing’s dress selection cascades down the staircase at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Fan Bingbing

    Fan Bingbing attends the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Fan Bingbing

    Actress Fan Bingbing arrives for the screening of the film Young & Beautiful at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

  • Fan Bingbing

    Fan Bing Bing attends the Opening Ceremony and 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Theatre Lumiere on May 15, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Fan Bingbing

    Actress Fan Bingbing attends the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EJAF)

  • Fan Bingbing

    (L-R) Pandemonium Entertainment's Bill Mechanie, Actress Fan Bingbing, and Chopard's Caroline Scheufele arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


1) Kim So-yeon

The star of TV’s "All About Eve," actress Kim So-Yeon recently found herself in the pages of SURE magazine – and for good reason: she keeps her style classic, effortless, and inherently interesting. This March, she attended the collection launch of Didier Dubot in a long-sleeved, black leaf-print Jonathan Saunders dress, while that same month, she showed up to the "Fist of Legend" premiere in leopard print jeans and a loose denim button-up.

2) Lee Da-hae

Thanks to her eclectic taste, actress and model Lee Da Hae proves the importance of abiding by no one’s fashion rules but your own. Seen at the Boon the Shop “Sacai” Fall/Winter 2013 show in April in a textured, multi-toned, multi-layered dress, it’s understandable she earned a place helping front Arnaldo Bassini’s spring collection.

3) Ko So-young

Actress Ko So-young has earned her place in the Korean style world for a few years now, sporting sequins at 2011’s Style Icon Awards, while appearing in pink flared trousers and a simple blouse at an event months later. However, her style is even more fashion-forward thanks to pieces like her camouflage-print scarf and oversize jacket worn to the premiere of "G.I. Joe 2" in March, and the bold striped t-shirt she showcased to the debut of her clothing brand. She’s earned it!

4) Park Shin-hye

Appealing best to today’s MTV generation (who, we all still look to for style help) is actress Park Shin-hye, who exudes hip thanks to outfits like her leather mini skirt and sheer lace t-shirt she wore in March to InStyle’s 10th anniversary event. Her airport style is equally on-par: seen in May wearing skinny jeans with a white t-shirt and oversize denim shirt overtop, she reminds us that comfortable needn’t mean complicated.

5) Kim Seo-hyung

For a photo shoot at JIFF (Jeonju International Film Festival), Kim Seo-hyung proved the importance of on-point casual wear, donning low-rise jeans, with a loose, pink button-up blouse. However, the 20-year veteran actress flipped the switch to formal just as effortlessly: thanks to her cap-sleeved, satin, and two-toned blue gown, she combined event-appropriateness with subtle exhibitionism thanks to her dramatic skirt slit.


6) Hong Soo-ah

Having recently criticized celebrities who wear too tight clothing, actress Hong Soo-ah defines irony by favouring short hemlines and sheer fabrics (with spiked shoes, we should add). However, recently, she appeared at the Jeonju International Film Awards, wearing a textured, floral gown, and thus proving one’s style evolution really never ends.

7) Lee Yeon-hee

Model and actress Lee Yeon-hee keeps her style sense unconventional and arguably controversial thanks to pieces like her oversize skirt and short-sleeved sweater combo worn to the Boon The Shop “Sacai” Fall/Winter fashion show in April. However, what made more headlines was an appearance sans-makeup (and with a floppy purple hat, grey top, and trench coat) – but not as many as last month, when Yeon-hee’s Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot saw her debut a blond pixie cut.

8) Goo Hye-sun

Actress, author, and MC Goo Haye-sun (also known as Ku Hye-sun or Koo Hye-sun) has also defined her style brand perfectly, refusing to confine herself to traditional red carpet norms. From her white satin power suit (that included shorts) last year to her simple, Alexa Chung-esque black pleated mini-and-button up she wore to the Cine France opening ceremony in April, she defines “it-girl” – but with talent to last her decades.

9) Miriam Yeung

Even after having a baby last year, Miriam Yeung showed up dazzling viewers at the Hong Kong Film Awards in April, wearing a floor-length Yves Saint Laurent gown when she picked up her award for Best Actress. She also did the same a week later: clad in a black, satin, open-sleeve gown (with gold embellishment), she did her fanbase proud at Beijing International Film Festival.

10) Lee Min-jung

The perfect spokesperson for fall fashion (according to us), the 31-year-old actress has been spotted recently in oversize blazers and full, knit scarves, as well as a polka dot dress and, well, another full, knit scarf. Though that’s not to say she can’t dress up: earlier this year, she donned a Valentino Resort red macramé lace dress at a movie premiere, making us want to see photos from her wedding day even more than we did before writing this.