One of the biggest pop groups in Korea named 2NE1 (short for 21st Century New Evolution - that's a mouthful) released their latest album while I was here. I've felt lukewarm about their singles thus far (except for maybe "Go Away" which is redeemed by the hilarity of the music video), but "아파" (trans. "It Hurts") is a visual, artistic pleasure.
I also like how their styles have evolved from the graphic, too colorful, pop prints of the last album into a more mature, advanced style that's a testament to the quality of stylists Korea has educated and trained. Their former stylist entered the military to complete his mandatory 2-year conscription, and their replacements aren't too shabby. Check out Seo Han Young's blog here.
P.S. Just a piece of useless knowledge and also a testament to how incestuous the fashion community in Seoul can be: one of 2NE1's former stylists named Xin (who also did a lot of work with Big Bang - is he YG exclusive?) was also a good friend of Daul Kim. There were a lot of photos of them together on her blog as well as on other street style blogs.