Big Bang and Laurieann Gibson.
Photo: Courtesy of Big Bang
BREAKING: K-Pop is officially taking over the world. One of our fave fashion-y Korean boy bands Big Bang (you know, those awesome dudes who wore Minx nails) announced that they're collaborating with creative director/choreographer Laurieann Gibson for their upcoming tour. Laurieann is known for her fresh approach to performance art, and you're probably already very familiar with her work, like Lady Gaga's choreography in "Telephone," "Alejandro," and "Born This Way," just to name a few. Her work was also highlighted in the "Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden," which earned Mother Monster five Grammy nominations, but the two confirmed their split in late 2011 due to creative differences. Since then Laurieann has worked with Nicki Minaj (she helped her create that unforgettable Grammy performance this year), and, of course, Big Bang. Laurieann had TONS of nice things to say about G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung, and Seungri, like, "I'm touched at how hard they work despite their young age. They are talented and special." Awww. She continued, "G-Dragon and T.O.P are especially outstanding. Seungri is strong for his young age. Daesung is like a rocker: passionate and hardworking. Lastly, Taeyang reminds me of Michael Jackson." But, um, can we discuss what's going on in this photo above? There is SO much fash happenings here we can barely handle it.
Big Bang's stylist Gee Eun created their customized coats and sneakers. The varsity jackets were made from Hermès graffiti scarves and leather, and the shoes are metallic snakeskin high-top boots with studs on the toe. Like, there's glitter, ombre, and an iridescent glow all wrapped up in one shoe. Uhhh, hai, we're gonna need a pair of those A.S.A.P. All the boys opted for different pants, ranging from leopard print cuffed trousers to bleached skinny jeans to shiny leather bottoms. Laurieann looked equally badass in a brown wide-brimmed hat, gold-button blazer, patchwork leggings, and stiletto ankle booties. To catch these cuties IRL, look out for their North American tour dates—they are stopping through 16 countries and 25 cities, which means TONS of amazing performance outfits to look forward to. Yussss. *high five*