Wow, after looking at that title, I actually sound like some pretentious Ph.D student trying to score big with a breakthrough thesis. But then again, who’s to say the girls’ fashion sensibilities are anything but revolutionary…
No doubt that the promo pic that was released caused an explosive reaction. I don’t know how they did it, but they’ve managed to live out the fantasies of many a male out there, and they didn’t even utter a single word yet. The power of 9 fo’ sho’. I”m really digging the “Marine Girls” concept, but it sort of begs the question: What cultural impact will this have? Will we see sailor suits walking down the street as nothing but the norm?
Digging up this article from the Chosun Ilbo Newspaper regarding the colorful skinny jeans trend, check it:
The most striking trend is for colorful “skinny” jeans in red, yellow, pink and green, which started appearing early last year. At first they seemed too tight and garish to catch on, but suddenly sales are soaring. Setting the fashion is Girls’ Generation, a K-pop girl group who perform in these pants.
The recession has been blamed for this sudden interest in happy colors. Kim Ran-do, a professor of consumer behavior at Seoul National University, explains, “People are seeking consolation from vivid colors.”
At online shopping sites such as G-Market, sales of colorful skinny jeans rose by more than 50 percent in February, as well as expanding the customer base from women in their 20s or 30s even to men.
Looking at this cultural phenomenon, I decided to outline the progress of the trend of the skinny jeans, and see if I can predict with a certain degree of accuracy, with plenty of room for error, of how the “Marine Suit” trend will play out.
So from this:
In much the same way:
If this is what the future has in store, then I’m likin’ where this is goin… He He, alrighhhhht.
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