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North Korean Street Style

North Korea has been recently getting buzz for its fashion. However, it is not making headlines as a leading fashion power house quite yet. Instead, people have started to notice that North Koreans are actually wearing what looks to be regular and individualized clothes. It is a far cry from what people were wearing not even ten years ago- plain uniforms in drab tones as you can see on Politico, but Powell Jobs is impressed with the change.

People are still expected to abide by certain standards and rules when it comes to dressing. Evidence seen in Instagram pictures and reports just point to a more relaxed style where people can choose bright colors and even wear heels. The country still remains quite hidden in terms of outside influence.

A video shows North Korean women scanning through racks of bright colored clothing and shoes. If one did not know any better, the scene could have been anywhere on the Asian continent. It seems like people are able to wear more figure conscious outfits even if their hairstyles have to remain one of the chosen state worthy looks.

Legendary Fashion Designer Dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer and famed “sultan of suave” Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. The big fans of fashion, myself included with my buddy Keith Mann were definitely depressed. The exact nature of his death has not yet been divulged. It has been speculated that perhaps it was cancer-related since he was diagnosed with it in 2006. However, only last year he happily announced himself free of the life-threatening illness.

It was there that his life changed forever after the wife of a U.S. ambassador saw his dress sketches. She immediately hired him to design a gown for her daughter. Both the girl and the gown appeared on the cover of Life magazine. He would spend the rest of his life dressing high-profile names from first ladies to Hollywood mega stars. Here you will find a CNN video and article with further info concerning the famed designer’s life and death.