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Since last summer, the true trendsetter Jennie from Blackpink and the emerging Kpop Girl Group, NewJeans, have popularized the mesmerizing trends of Bowcore and Balletcore, igniting a fashion frenzy that has taken the fashion world by storm.

The recent release of “Swan Song” by the beloved K-pop group LE SSERAFIM beautifully exemplifies the seamless blend of the coquette motif of bows and the graceful allure of balletcore. Join us as we jump on the bandwagon of the bowcore and balletcore trends. Get ready to immerse yourself in the feminine sophistication and unbridled creativity that define the season.

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Bow down to the power of bows

As seen in LESSERAFIM’s recent stage performance, Simone Rocha’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection is all about infusing the feminine and romantic charm into the spellbing dark romantic aesthetic.

Available at I.T., Simone Rocha’s Bow Detail Tee captures the essence of bowcore with its classic silhouette and whimsical bow detail at the hem, which serves as a playful accent to the simple design. For elegant accessorizing, the Tie Beaded Drop Earrings feature bow detailing and delicate beaded graphics, adding a hint of sparkle and grace to any ensemble, even on days that you just want a subtle nod to the trends rather than a full prima ballerina attire.

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From runways to wardrobe

Indulge in functional fashion with a delightful touch of bow-inspired elegance, courtesy of Acne Studios‘ latest creations that have captured the attention of fashion enthusiasts, including the trendsetting Korean girl group I’LL-IT, who proudly flaunted one during a recent fashion show.

Meet the Multipocket Bag, a compact silhouette that effortlessly blends style and practicality. This sophisticated accessory boasts intricate details like knotted lacing and heart-shaped charms, beautifully juxtaposed with the edgy, jeans-inspired rivets adorning its pockets. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the bag exudes a sense of modernity and refinement.

Don’t miss also, the Multipocket Bag, which offers a similar aesthetic with a relaxed and nonchalant chic vibe. With its washed finish, this captivating accessory effortlessly combines fashion and versatility, making it the perfect companion for those seeking a laid-back yet stylish statement.

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Ballerina charm

Take a twirl as we revisit a fashion trend inspired by childhood nostalgia, where little girls proudly flaunted their tutus while attempting to master the art of dance.

No balletcore aesthetic is complete without a pair of ballet flats. As the perfect finishing touch to the form fitting bodice and voluminous skirt combo, the pointe footwear-inspired flats also offer a comfortable fit that molds to the foot like a glove.

The Sophia Ballerinas by Repetto merge the classic art of ballet with urban style. Crafted from supple Nappa calfskin, these ballerinas not only add a touch of balletcore charm to your outfit, with a muted pastel palette and satin ribbon details, but also provide a comfy cowhide leather insole and cotton lining to ensure all-day comfort.

On the other hand, the Cendrillon ballerina features a slightly indented design, revealing the feet with grace and femininity. Crafted from patent leather, these ballerinas exude a sleek and polished allure. Draped in a captivating dragée pink shade, the adorable Cendrillon ballerinas offer both style and comfort, allowing you to effortlessly navigate the urban landscape with a touch of balletic refinement.


Preppy balletcore

Swapping the long ribbon ties that wrap around the ankles, the demure and dainty ballet flats by Miu Miu now come in a more simplistic form. When styled with low-waisted mini skirts and bubble socks, the preppy balletcore look takes on a modern twist, exuding a perfect balance of sophistication and playfulness.

The Satin Ballerinas by Miu Miu are made from luxurious satin and adorned with delicate, feminine accents such as the charming bow and the elastic band featuring the iconic knit logo label. The slight square-toed silhouette also adds visual interest to any sleek look.

The Leather Ballerinas, meanwhile, draw inspiration from both the onstage and off-duty attire of ballerinas. The rounded toe, coupled with the buckle and bow design, creates a sophisticated interplay, effortlessly merging timeless sophistication with contemporary versatility.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of bowcore and balletcore, where whimsical bows and graceful ballet-inspired fashion converge, offering a captivating blend of elegance, sophistication, and boundless artistic expression this season.

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