The name of the group K-Pop BTS, means the Korean phrase Bangtan sonyeondan which literally means “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Also known as Bangtan boys, is a group of seven members formed by RM, J-Hope, Jin. SUGA, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
Bangtan Sonyeondan debuted under the record label Big Hit Entertainment (now HYBE’s Big Hit Music) in 2013. From their inception they marked a change in Korean popular music and youth fashion.
The K-Pop septet has evolved their style of dress, their music and ways to interact with their fandom ARMY. This time, AmericanPost.News She shares 12 photos of Bangtan Sonyeondan and her changes in fashion. We remember that you can follow BTS from their official Twitter here.
Photos of BTS with their evolution in fashion
- Bangtan Sonyeondan wore hip-hop-inspired fashions for her debut in 2013.
In June 2013, group V members Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope made their first appearance with a simple yet stylish look. Bagntan identified themselves as a hip-hop group early in their career during a 2014 interview with K-popped.
His outfits at the time mainly consisted of baggy shorts, gold chains, bandanas, and other hip-hop fashion staples. In a YouTube video in June 2021, the group looked back at their 2013 performance at Ilchi Art Hall and laughed at how much their style and stage presence has changed.
- The group went punk in 2014 in leather pants and jackets, along with skull and crossbones prints.
During a February 2014 event at the Lotte Card Art Center in Seoul, the Bangtan Boys leaned toward a punk rock aesthetic by wearing leather jackets and pants, casual T-shirts, and sneakers. RM, J-Hope and Suga accentuated the look with skull and crossbones prints.
- Bangtan Sonyeondan visited KCON in blazers and preppy pants in August 2014.
Bangtan Boys wore decorative ties and blazers with black pants and sneakers for their appearance at KCON 2014 in Los Angeles.
The group were the youngest artists in KCON’s lineup, according to Billboard, and “made the strongest impression of any act that debuted in America,” reported the Los Angeles Times.
In July 2014, around 400 fans camped out to attend the group’s first U.S. concert in West Hollywood, which could only accommodate 200 fans for the free event, according to Billboard.
- In 2015, Bangtan Sonyeondan performed in Korea in matching chains, leather blazers, and shorts when they began to break the US charts.
The K-Pop septet wore short leather suits, chains, and sneakers to the 2015 Melon Music Awards during their performance of their song “I Need You.” That year, the Bangtan Boys made their debut on the Billboard 200, at number 171 with the EP “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2.”
- Bangtan Sonyeondan wore coordinated black outfits to the 24th Seoul Music Awards in 2015.
For the 24th Seoul Music Awards in January 2015, Bangtan appeared in coordinating black suits, ties, and bow ties. On the other hand, let’s remember that BTS’s V turns 26 and will have a historic massive radio surprise.
- BTS wore a casual look at the 2017 American Music Awards that included ripped jeans, blazers, and denim jackets.
In 2017, Bangtan Sonyeondan appeared at the American Music Awards wearing Gucci jackets, some of them tailored, according to Teen Vogue. Bangtan Boys became the first K-pop group to perform at the American Music Awards that year.
- The K-Pop septet danced in patterned outfits for their debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2018.
The musical septet debuted in colorful patterned outfits during a performance of their song “Idol” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in September 2018. That same year, BTS became the first male pop group to collaborate with Dior and wore Outfits from designer Kim Jones’ collection ahead of fall 2019 at his concert at the Stade de France according to Business of Fashion.
- At the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, each member wore a distinctive style.
For the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Bangtan Boys wore French luxury goods brand Celine, according to GQ. Whether it was the classic blazer and jeans combo that V and Jin went with, or eye-catching accessories like Jungkook’s patterned long coat and RM’s wide-brimmed hat, each member sported their own unique style.
- BTS wore retro styles with designer labels for a performance of their single “Dynamite” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2020.
The K-Pop septet wore retro-inspired fashion in the music video for their 2020 single “Dynamite.”
K-pop and K-Drama fan site InkiStyle compiled a list of all the brands worn by the Bangtan Boys for their October 2020 performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Members of the group wore Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Celine and Vivienne Westwood, according to the outlet.
BTS incorporates Korean culture into their fashion
The idols paid tribute to traditional Korean clothing at the 2021 American Music Awards when they wore outfits reminiscent of hanboks, according to Vogue. The suits included a tie at the waist similar to the way ribbons are tied on hanboks.
Outlets like The New York Times and Vulture credit Bangtan Sonyeondan with expanding the reach of Korean culture around the world. In 2021, South Korean President Moon Jae appointed Bangtan Boys as special envoys and accompanied President Moon Jae to the UN assembly.
- BTS performed at the 2021 American Music Awards in custom-made suits by Korean tailoring company Tailorable.
BTS adopted a muted yellow color scheme for their acting outfits for “Butter” at the American Music Awards in November. The group wore tailored suits from Tailorable, a South Korean company that offers handmade clothing at its workshop in Seoul, according to the company’s Instagram account.
The costumes were specially tailored to suit each member’s body type and style. BTS was the first Asian group to win the Artist of the Year award at the 2021 American Music Awards. They also took home the honors of Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song, making them nine-time winners.
- BTS collaborated with Virgil Abloh for their Louis Vuitton menswear collection.
In April 2021, Louis Vuitton appointed BTS as brand ambassadors according to WWD. Three months later, the late Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Virgil Abloh released a spinoff fashion film dedicated to his fall / winter 2021 menswear collection, where BTS modeled original pieces designed by Abloh.
After Abloh passed away from cancer on November 28, the group paid tribute to the fashion designer on Twitter. Finally, we remember that BTS will donate their Louis Vuitton suits in the next charity aid auction.