When it comes to sartorial inspiration, you can always rely on K-dramas. This phenomenon has a reputation for incorporating amazingly stylish looks that later become iconic. This is precisely why fashion is one of the aspects that Viu Original, K-Love, took note of. The series knows too well that it's not just the beloved cliches, high production values, and swoon-worthy oppas that audiences are after. They're also watching out for fashion momwnra.
In case you didn't know, the creative geniuses behind the K-Squad's best looks are celebrity stylist and Vogue Philippines' fashion director Pam Quinones, along with JM Gumatay. Inspired by Kdramas, Gumatay shared that the goal for this project is “not just to make fashionable looks but to make every outfit more relatable to people who are avid followers of Korean series and fashion.”
Completing the team is Hollywood hair and makeup artist Jen Delica, who came all the way from the US because of Filipino actress' Iza Calzado's request! Her game plan was to ensure that the characters don't just look like those in K-dramas “but drew heavily on the Filipino's concept of beauty.” No wonder everyone's dressed to kill — something you fashion lovers wouldn't want to miss.
No one does this better than the resident girl boss, Tish. It's not just Calzado's acting that gave justice to the character; she dressed the part, too. Every time she appears in workplace fashion, defined by pristine blazers and impeccably-tailored jumpsuits, you know that she means business. As such, Delica shared that all her looks are fuss-free and easy to do.
We're loving her all-red ensemble in Episode 6, where she attends the annual regatta, a look that's even one of Delica and Gumatay's favorites. Pairing it with a clean updo and slick red lips, this is what you could imitate if you wanna pull off the ultimate power outfit.
Flair for the dramatics
You'll enjoy seeing Shiela in her influencer fashion moments. As competitive as she is, this momma always steals the show with striking colors, billowy sleeves, and OTT outfits straight outta her show-off personality. Whether on a K-drama binge, working out, or in her sleepwear, she's every bit fashionable. You'll also notice how she takes it to the next level when meeting her batchmates. This is intentional, as Delica shared that they “took a lot of inspiration from her very fashionable outfits.
If you're not a girly-girl like Shiela (Isabelle Daza), you can take hints from the spunky Val (Sue Ramirez). Her character is bold enough to take on the tech world, which showed in her fashion statement. Defined by her choice of hues and fabrics, such as denim and leather, she screams cool chick through and through. In terms of color, she's not afraid to experiment and mix up the brights with the blacks, mirroring her fearless persona.
Straight Outta K-drama
Mimic the sweet casual style of Frances (Gabby Padilla) which perfectly shows her sunny personality. Just seeing her in plaid pieces, aesthetic ribbon accents, and playful hairdos says that she's heavily influenced by K-drama. This little miss sunshine also opts for fun silhouettes like babydoll styles, playful rompers, and sweet fabrics like swiss dots and tweed — very much like a K-drama girl! Take cues from her outfits, especially in Episode 9.
And just like any other K-drama, the oppas always dress so well. So, when we first saw Jake Cuenca as Jay, it's not surprising that he fit the bill. Because modern fashion favors minimalism, especially for men, his wardrobe includes button-downs and his staple suit-shirt-sneakers combo, hitting the K-fashion bullseye if you're going to ask us. Classy and comfortable, just like his crushable vibes on K-Love. Take note to pair it with well-groomed, clean-cut hair to look like a legit oppa.
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