Monday, October 4, 2010

2NE1 vs. Rodarte?


I've contemplated a whole lot whether I should post about this and thought why not, it'll be interesting to see what the response would be.

As you all know, 2NE1 came back with a new full album in September. Instead of promoting 1-2 songs, they took up a challenge of promoting 3 songs (Can't Nobody, Clap Your Hands and Go Away). YG Entertainment released teaser photos of 2NE1 at their MV sets prior to their album release on YG-Life.

So guess what I noticed? The similarity in 2NE1's Clap Your Hands music video and Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 collection.


No, it's not the clothes but the make-up. Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 collection was all about tribal elements which I was deeply in love with. Upon seeing 2NE1's Clap Your Hands video and pictures, I have to admit I was disappointed. Blatantly copying them? Or simply following suit?


2NE1 are known for being the trendsetters instead of trendfollowers, which is probably what upsets me the most. Furthermore, they were much more interesting in fashion wise when they first debuted. What do you think? Leave comments!

Clap Your Hands was also my least favorite music videos, they look like they were trying too hard to create the "female gansta" look.

18 comments:

  1. Didn't 2NE1 show the tribal theme since "Try To Follow Me", though?

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  2. i always thought it was obviously 'inspired' o_o i immediately thought of rodarte but didn't think, omg copycats/plagiarizers-trying-to-get-away-with-it. and i never get the 'gangsta' comments :/ love their baggy, hip looks anyways, clap your hands outfits are my fav of 3.

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  3. they changed stylists some time ago and actually have lost some appeal ... it's more safe and american now, they obviously don't shop at candy etc anymore

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  4. is there a timeline? if this is rodarte's latest collection didn't it just come out?

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  5. 2ne1 is not copying. Tribal tattoos are still being done in Tribes to this day. Tribal tattoo's in urban setting have been around for a long time as a form of udoli. And i dont think they were trying to be gangsta. I beleive they were showing YG family love by putting in 1TYM influences, even jinusean influences "A-Yo".

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  6. i don't think they copied it. sorry.

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  7. i mean, 2ne1 arent fashion designers, of course they are gonna need some inspiration to set their trend :) i like the arm designs. because i think 2ne1 is brave enough to do something like that. but i like it the most when they dress more feminine rather than big pants and big shirts. im getting tired of seeing hoodies and big pants. um. sometimes it looks like they are trying too hard to impress with the clothes when they can look so bombing with simple outfits. yah. THANKS!!! :)

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  8. Well tribal tattoos have been done before Rodarte... So I cannot say that 2NE1 copied them.

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  9. similar but i wouldn't say they were blatantly copying Rodarte. they take a little of each element from different designers and put them together, creating their 'own' and somewhat distinctive style in the process. i think it's a grey area though - copying wholesale and being inspired.

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  10. I honestly think this is a silly post. Even if they were 'copying' Rodarte, I don't see what's wrong with that? If you want to follow that route, you could say that 2NE1 copied any 80's hipster in their debut by wearing colourful and clashing clothes. I think people forget that the girls are MUSICIANS, and they present different styles that are new... in this case being Rodarte.

    Even so, tribal tattoos have been used since ancient times - why don't we blame Rodarte for copying ancient tribes?

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  11. obviously inspired: an homage, even, to rodarte. that collection was sick. everyone knows about it. this was done on purpose, as it was done on purpose, in a gesture to the rodarte collection, in a vogue editorial with daria werbowy some months ago. this is not even an issue?

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  12. if it was inspired, i think there's nothing wrong with it unless they said that it was really theirs. but it was never someone's to begin with. or maybe it was a coincidence that they (2NE1 & rodarte) got the same inspiration.

    well yeah i know where you're coming from but no one can say that they're totally original in the world of fashion. they can say they're "inspired with" or "somewhat original". its okay because its not copied. if its copied, then its a different story. =)

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  13. Well after their stylists changed, 2ne1's style has become a little more muted and feminine. I see it as a nice change (i thought their previous stylists toward the later stages went a little too overboard with the bright and colourful tho T:), but they still alot preserved their previous styles' looks. Also, its prolly coz their music style has matured and gotten more stable (?) so they dont really have to really promote their different image anymore - their music is already distinct enough (:

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  14. Yanggaeng & Danny 'Sexy' Lee are better than the new stylists from what I've seen so far. I can't deny I like Yanggaeng, so ppl can consider as bias. However,I don't mean their new stylists are not good, just cannot find the UNIQUENESS from them so far.

    I don't know if people pay attention to their few different performance of GO AWAY, I noticed the have the same style of coat with I DON'T KNOW how many colors they got. :P Probably they need different colors to match with outfits, but personally do not appreciate much. I'd rather see sth new than the same style in different colors.

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  15. They did it in good taste so it's all good.

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  16. They did it in good taste so it's all good.

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  17. if it was inspired, i think there's nothing wrong with it unless they said that it was really theirs. but it was never someone's to begin with. or maybe it was a coincidence that they (2NE1 & rodarte) got the same inspiration.

    well yeah i know where you're coming from but no one can say that they're totally original in the world of fashion. they can say they're "inspired with" or "somewhat original". its okay because its not copied. if its copied, then its a different story. =)

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  18. 2ne1 is not copying. Tribal tattoos are still being done in Tribes to this day. Tribal tattoo's in urban setting have been around for a long time as a form of udoli. And i dont think they were trying to be gangsta. I beleive they were showing YG family love by putting in 1TYM influences, even jinusean influences "A-Yo".

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