And it tangentially has to do with Koreans too. Did you know that Korean Americans play a huge part in black hair business? The Korean vaguely knew, but did not know the extent. Korean Americans have a surprisingly big role in shaping African American fashion. For example, did you know that Aretha Franklin's hat for Barack Obama's inauguration was designed by a Korean dude?
yea koreans run a large percent of the black hair weave industry.ReplyDelete
I remember when I was little(teenager) and wondered why all the store owners of black hair places were asian. I assumed chinese at the time.
and of course we all know about forever 21 lol.
I love that movie!! It was very interesting. Koreans are always on top of all the latest trends, even hair! That clearly proved that.:PReplyDelete
Nice talking about fashion on your blog! You should do a post on koreans in the fashion industry..high end designers like doori, eugenia kim, hyden..and also all the forever21, monarchy, etc stores. Btw lots of korean girls get weaves too...we prefer to call them extensions =)ReplyDelete
of course it has a BOW on it. hahaha.ReplyDelete
In addition to the new gen fashion designers, let's not forget the old school pioneers like Cathy Hardwick, Misook Doolittle, and dare I say it, Andre Kim.ReplyDelete
On a separate note, and if you haven't already posted something along these lines, what about the movers and shakers in the culinary world - David Chang-Momofuku, Corey Lee-Benu, Sang Yoon-Father's Office, Dennis Lee-Namu, etc..
Another take on the Korean/black hair thing:ReplyDelete
My Korean parents had a store that sold black hair and hair care products for women (from the 70's onward) - and I just about grew up in there. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that it struck me as being weird (racially dissonant, maybe?). (Men's wigs were not available, much to the disappointment of various potential customers- mostly cross-dessers and the occasional Halloween partier.) My mother would have me brushing out wigs to keep me out of trouble, and out of _her_ hair. I can still rattle off the some of kinds of hair and styles and brand names available - Naomi Sims, you were a hero to more than little black girls....ReplyDelete
@kwistie78 - but.. extensions aren't even the same thing as weaves =/ReplyDelete
yeah i'm totally not surprised a korean dude designed that hat seeing has how it's a GIANT bow lolReplyDelete
Are there any good weave shops in koreaReplyDelete