The South Korean Model With the Coolest Personal Style
Even if you haven't yet heard of Yoon Young Bae, you'll recognise her as soon as you see her. This past fashion week season, the South Korean model walked Chanel, Céline, Versace, Fenty x Puma, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, and Fendi, just to name a few. After debuting as a "Prada girl," walking its A/W 2016 show and becoming a face of its campaign, Bae has seen her career swiftly skyrocket—garnering an impressive show list as well as social media following that tallies 44,000 Instagram followers and counting.
Vogue nicknamed Bae "the Korean model of the moment," and W profiled her this month, interviewing the 19-year-old about her favourite things and eclectic sense of off-duty style. "Casual, lots of the colour black, comfortable" are three words Bae uses to describe her sartorial sensibilities. She confesses to browsing Korean road shops (the equivalent of outdoor malls) for her unique finds, mixing these pieces with covetable offerings from labels like Underground—she calls its loafers the most prized possession in her closet. Though her fashion pet peeve is wearing pants too low, she's up to trying new stylings, from denim short jumpsuits to oversize palm print shirts, always in street-friendly, effortless ways. It comes as no surprise that the emoji she says best describes her is "the ghost with its tongue out."
Check out some of Yoon Young Bae's coolest street stylings below.