A slew of the most stylish stars hit the 2014 Style Icon Awards in Seoul. The internationally broadcast event, commonly known as SIA, celebrates fashion while honoring South Korea’s most modish celebrities.
The ceremony awarded 10 Style Icon Awards to acts who have been influential and trendsetting throughout the past year. Among those honored, in no particular order, included chart-toppers Girls’ Generation-TTS, 4Minute, g.o.d and SISTAR member-Soyou — each of whom performed as well, with the exception of g.o.d.
4Minute earned respect for their subdued outfit choices, including wearing black ribbons on their chest as a sign of mourning and respect for the tragedy during their set earlier this month at the Pangyo Techno Valley Festival.
Meanwhile, After School-member Nana was awarded the Tony Moly K-Beauty Award for her contribution to Korean beauty, entertainment and fashion, which includes overseas modeling and fashion-related TV work.
As well, young singer and actress Han Groo and newbie boy band WINNER were recognized in the New Icons category — appropriate for the band who chose to title their debut album, 2014 S/S, with a wink to the fashion world.
A highlight of the night came with CL and Diplo for a collaboration performance that opened with the 2NE1 leader’s solo track “MTBD” and moved into the DJ’s 2013 single “Revolution” featuring CL handling on vocals. The performance closed with a snippet of “Dirty Vibe,” CL and Diplo’s collaboration that also features Skrillex and G-Dragon. With super-producer behind her on the boards, the 23-year-old moved confidently through the bilingual showcase, proving that she’s more than ready for that upcoming U.S. debut.
No K-pop star snagged the night’s top honor of Style Icon of the Year like G-Dragon last year — a first for an artist — which instead went to actor Zo In Sung.