On Sept 16, Blackpink announced the release of their second album Born Pink and a music video for their single Shut Down after a two-year hiatus.
On the video, two members of Blackpink can be seen wearing some of Indonesian designer Diana M Putri’s pieces, much to the delight of the designer as well as the group’s Indonesian fans.
The designs are also worn for other promotional materials related to the album.
“It’s truly a dream to be able to dress some of the most amazing girls in the K-Pop scene today. Here’s to many more iconic looks,” Diana wrote on her Instagram.
Diana shared that it was a sudden request from YG Entertainment, Blackpink’s agency.
“It was a sudden request from YG Entertainment [Blackpink’s management company], requesting that the wardrobe pieces arrive in South Korea within four days, as we finally chose the pieces from the Diana Couture archive, [sending] both from Indonesia and Los Angeles,” Diana told Liputan6.
Blackpink member Jennie wore Diana’s corset decorated with pearls and chandelier accents, while Rose wore an edgier design with Diana’s Swarovski-encrusted shorts on a photo to promote the album. Meanwhile, Lisa spots Diana’s tweed peplum skirt adorned with teardrop jewels, while Jisoo wears a pair of multicolored fringe shorts.
Both Blackpink fans and the design community congratulated Diana on her Instagram. Indonesian singer Shanty commented: “Wow, the corset looks fantastic.”
Diana’s design has been worn by other international artists including American country singer Carrie Underwood and a Houston-native rapper, Megan Thee Stallion. – The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network