Ms. Choi credited a Korean tv collection referred to as “Reply,” a couple of group of associates within the ’80s and ’90s. The three-part drama, probably the most profitable reveals from 2012 to 2016, is attributed with bringing again clothes from the period — mother denims, traditional American-brand sneakers, oversize sweatshirts.
It influenced Ms. Song, who was not actively following the newtro” development throughout her preparations for “Minari.” “I am really excited to hear that Koreans are also adapting to this style,” she stated.
Louis Park, 48, a former stylist who runs a vintage-style cafe in Seoul, stated he puzzled if Jacob, a personality within the movie performed by Steven Yeun, was too fashionable. “I looked at Steven Yeun’s character and thought, ‘This is a man who’d just be considered a fashionista today,” he stated.
Myoung Jung-woo, 37, who opened a classic store referred to as Bubu1206 in 2017, stated her closet consists of things from the ’70s to the ’90s. She stated that newtro is about understanding your mother and father’ technology and has discovered that many younger girls come into her store searching for clothes that resemble what their moms wore at their age. “Not only is it a fun way to find your own style, it also helps you bond with your elders,” she stated.
Lee Jin-soo, a GQ Korea editor, stated her love of Hollywood motion pictures like “E.T.” and “The Cure” resulted in her fondness for classic American T-shirts. “Much of what’s considered trendy, in terms of newtro fashion, comes from the United States,” she stated.
Mr. Park, who has adopted Korea’s classic scene since he was a young person, stated that Korea doesn’t have the tradition of passing down home items to future generations. “If you go to a vintage store in Korea, there aren’t that many Korean brands,” he stated. “For most of our history, we never saw clothes, particularly old Korean clothes, as having value — we just saw them as used. I hope this new trend means some of that can slowly change.”