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Counterfeit Culture | Seoul: A Look Inside Korea’s Fake Fashion World

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Part II Counterfeit Culture Moscow https://youtu.be/MwJTT1D2PbE In recent years, Korea has emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing fashion markets. Koreans are obsessed with fashion, and the country produces scores of talented designers, many of whom are now breaking out onto the global stage. Beneath the surface, though, there’s an insane market for counterfeit streetwear. Of course, you can find fake clothing all over the globe, but there’s places in Seoul that are selling convincing knock-offs of hyped brands like Raf Simons, Off-White, Balenciaga and Fear Of God. Credits EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Thomas Jamison PRODUCER / PRESENTER Alec Leach ASSITANT PRODUCER Kam Dhillon VIDEOGRAPHY Ollie Walker EDIT / DESIGN Robin Thomson Louie McPherson SOUND DESIGN Joscha Baltes FEATURING Elise Hu Young Jon Koo FOLLOW US Facebook: https://facebook.com/highsnobiety Twitter: https://twitter.com/highsnobiety Instagram: https://instagram.com/highsnobiety/ View more Highsnobiety videos here: http://hsnob.co/qh67
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rrc n (10 hours ago)
Lol Koreaboos get so mad when someone says something remotely 'negative' about Korea...
Armstrong Chan (14 hours ago)
Gosh, all these cloths and brands,fake or authentic, shown on this vedio, are not looking good! These clothing are for high school kids
dan scolaro (20 hours ago)
If you are paying top dollar for sweats or snickers then your an idiot. Street wear is disposal wear.....wear it, worn it, .......next!
Sanjay darshandhari (1 day ago)
$5000 shoe vs $500 Android phone who won money always. Not the stuff. This is how today's world works. nothing is orginal. richer people are orginal brand and poor people are fake brand.
X (1 day ago)
Okay I'm going to get so much hate from this but like the host keep saying that fact like korea is like copying America is kinda partly... a bit dumb? Sorry for the shade but like seriously does that mean the rest of the world is also copying America? Because I'm pretty sure korea aren't the only country that wears brand sweatshirts etc
daviddaaannggg (1 day ago)
this host can SUCK A DICK
Cassandra Marrin (3 days ago)
Honestly korean fashion is like AMAZING even if the brands are fake. It's not worth it to buy expensive brands just saying.
Elpidio Villarreal (3 days ago)
This reminds me of the mid 2000s fake Ferrari leather jacket craze in Mexico, everyone had one. I have a red bootleg Ferrari leather jacket that I’m ashamed of in my closet.
B. Couture vibes (5 days ago)
I never understood why anyone would pay a lot of money to look like everyone else.🤔I use the money I would spend to custom everything .The feeling of something made just for me ,no one has it ,for a fraction of the cost is the best .
Sway C (5 days ago)
If you can’t afford it or get your hands on it don’t buy fakes instead. If you buy fakes you yourself are also fake as a person
Jessica Bradshaw (5 days ago)
Wow. Very interesting documentary. Eye-opening for sure!
V42 (6 days ago)
Supreme is a corny brand
kim taehyung (6 days ago)
it reminds me of the 'hypebeast' in the philippines lol but every country has it but depends how they wear it not being biased but south korea snapptd
Agnustos Tribus (1 day ago)
ahehehehe
Dattebae (7 days ago)
The host seems brain-damaged
kik skopr (9 days ago)
0:30 there's a man on the roof
Fuck Fakes but Fuck Supreme and Fuck HUF, their shit not even tough, they're overhype brands. You want quality streetwear that may hurt the pockets but style, quality is undeniable can't go wrong with Palace, XLarge,Y3. Saw a Supreme cross body man purse (you know that crossbody bag every single person in Japan wears) 48,000 Yen, laughable when you could get that same bag from Mr Porter for half the price and the quality is far better if you're searching for brand name shit, in all honestly I got a mint condition (used) MR Porter crossbody bad at a 2nd street ReUSE shop in Hiroshima for 6,500 Yen..
Lay Yixing (14 days ago)
WHY IS JJ LIN IN THERE?????? hes not korean
J (15 days ago)
What a snob. Liked the insight but going to have to give this video a dislike thanks to that prick of a host.
ace Royale (16 days ago)
They are still the best when it comes to anything fashion
MélissaEnvy (17 days ago)
Polution and sandstorms? LMAO where did you do your research? The main reason people wear face masks is not to spread a cold or avoid catching a cold. SMH... Some of y'all should just stay in Whiteland and shut the F up.
MélissaEnvy (17 days ago)
Polution and sandstorms? LMAO where did you do your research? The main reason people wear face masks is not to spread a cold or avoid catching a cold. SMH... Just
MélissaEnvy (17 days ago)
Polution and sandstorms? LMAO where did you do your research? The main reason people wear face masks is not to spread a cold or avoid catching a cold. SMH... Just
I am someone that doesn’t like wearing branded stuff, unless it’s real. But like if something is not branded and it’s like a counterfeit, then fuck it, I’m getting it. I especially like pastel clothing, hoodies with different colors on it, and like bomber jackets that have a print in the back. As long as there is no brand labeled on the clothing, then I’ll take it for cheap.
Henry Crick (17 days ago)
And not one of them wearing yeezys........
Lisa Stallings Keelor (18 days ago)
Counterfeit fashion brands in Asia? I’m shocked! NOT! This is not new news ppl.
Emily Chinzah (18 days ago)
The Host is such an Asshole...
brandon queen (19 days ago)
A better title for this video: "Boring Hipsters Repeat Stereotypes of Korea Gleaned from Other Terrible Sources"
xxSourWingxx (20 days ago)
I would rather take any fake korean stuff over fake chinese stuff
Allmy N00dlesGods (21 days ago)
Host sucks...worse than Vice...
Pha Xiong (22 days ago)
The fake products don't look like they have bad quality, and he never explained why they were of poor quality for being clothes. I think it is rather nice to make it affordable to people rather than stack all that cash into one's pocket for overpriced name brands. I was never a name brand girl, so I don't feel any offense in fake products that look good and feel good and are reasonably priced. If you really like fashion, it's not about the brand and money, it's about the inspiration your clothes give.
Daaboo (23 days ago)
This is why I don't like Korea. Shallow and plastic .
Ice C (24 days ago)
People who wear fakes are people who try hard to be something they're not Korea could make their own brands and stop buying all that fake stuff
- spacecoups - (24 days ago)
8:29 i thought that was penomeco help
Sparq (26 days ago)
i never understood what the problem was with counterfeits, its just some clothing piece or some jewelry piece, why would anyone care if its real or fake?
derek 4real (28 days ago)
Lol @ the journalist wearing clout goggles and a Nirvana shirt layered under 2 jackets talking shit about poor quality fashion.
XX.CAMDEN (28 days ago)
yo if i cant afford the real shit i just dont buy it
Chang (28 days ago)
Koreans r monkeys in baggy pants lol
Mac B (29 days ago)
ALL YOUR TRENDS ARE BELONG TO US lol
e (1 month ago)
0.24 RIP
flameout12345 (1 month ago)
I applaud what Koreans are doing. Fashion is art. It shouldn't limited only to the rich.
Retrobomb (1 month ago)
I just realised at 14:55 it says "Tommy Hillnigga"
tiara Sam (1 month ago)
I don't care whether if it's real deal or not!!! It's Fine as long as it fits and fashionable
Quique (1 month ago)
I bet their breath stinks under that face mask
Dr. Zarnubius (1 month ago)
yeah why are there so many koreans in korea good question ms. journalist
Darko (1 month ago)
I buy cheap 3$ T's that are as dureable as a 500$ one lmao
이미연 (1 month ago)
sorry but the host's outfit looks like it had been chosen by nct's stylists
ueowsdows (1 month ago)
ok for one.. this dude looks like shit... dresses like shit.. acts like shit... wtf is this dude doing???
ueowsdows (1 month ago)
this "host" is shit.....
m e l o n (1 month ago)
tbh if i think i look cool then i dont care you dig, like who knows, you might start some fat trend around
Accidental Genius (1 month ago)
it's not just in korea, we asians prefer fake stuff because it's cheaper -mom
Karla Tamayo (1 month ago)
SMH ppl on here trying to justify counterfeit culture; you are all wrong. If you can't afford it don't wear it. If you really want it, work and save your money. Too expensive? Why don't you take that same energy that goes into creating fakes to design something new. That fake shit is corny af.
Winter (1 month ago)
Winter (1 month ago)
6:12 So Is real Supreme
Jorge Andrade (1 month ago)
I've just watched a video where they are criticising the fashion of the west and it got me wondering about theirs... And yes, we have a completely differente idea of what fashion is. LOL
meowperm (1 month ago)
Weird how the host describes the DPRK as a dystopia when it’s like... he’s literally making an argument as to how South Korea is
James awb (1 month ago)
Explains why most Koreans flexing fakes
Aoleon Alegunn (1 month ago)
Its all a rip off/counterfeit of Black Culture. Soo.
lizzie lomba (1 month ago)
Very informational, but should of added a positive note. Korea is a really young country, so why give a hopeless statement, when the country has so much potential.
Kenny (1 month ago)
They have mad taste tho
G-DRAGON's influence on fashion is just cosmic
some kid (1 month ago)
ok but being tall isn’t fashion or anything?? it’s literally genetics it’s not something you chose?? why would you state it like it’s the younger people’s faults that they’re taller than their elders lol
ydh1234 (1 month ago)
I don't know what the fuck he is talking about Actually most people don't buy those shitty fake ass clothes in Korea, only few people don't know anything about fashion buy those. It is pretty sensitive deal to wear fake or real here.
nowgaku (1 month ago)
S Koreans are famous for its fake brand sellers who cheat customer. It's one of their sneaky way for making money for decades. Keep on your mind.
Salted Caramel (2 months ago)
I live in Korea and among locals clothes that are sold at Dongdaemun is considered cheap and low-quality. Even ten years ago its shopping malls were crowded with local shoppers but now you would only see tourists there. Most people I know usually buy clothes from online or department stores.
gamercon 18 (2 months ago)
Xd this guy goes around saying that there is so much fakes, when he wears real brands and looks like shit. There fashion is much better
Lou Hiribarne (2 months ago)
in fact a fake brands tshirt is looking as bad as real one they are both made in china
Michal Diamond (2 months ago)
I swear I want to punch this guy in his ugly face
Bioshock Bombshell (2 months ago)
"Sorry *insert designer* who decided not to sell to a market who wants them" fuck you dude, they can't get it really any other way. Seriously? Sorry for their work being copied because THEY made it unavailable.
Yuyu D. (2 months ago)
i want to punch the host lol.. why u wear clothes like that when you're 40? get some class
Srsly Brah (2 months ago)
I went here! I wanted to take pictures off the building and it was in a Sunday and had so many off them
R A V E N (2 months ago)
Bruh atleast asians know their style and looks good with it. This guy just looks NOPE
miya lu (2 months ago)
Hahaha look at you trying so hard to fit in but the vibe you are giving is just a British guy having existential crisis walking on the street of Seoul trying to shade for ... making yourself feel better?
pyubtinsl (2 months ago)
Asians would never admit it but they wear face masks to hide their identities.
P Eff (2 months ago)
I enjoyed this!
Somerled of Scotland (2 months ago)
why isn't anyone telling them that theyre "too Asian and they need "diversity" and need to embrace mass immigration"?? cmon vice.. youre so good at painting white Europeans and americans as evil racists.....what makes the "rich Asians" any different? Fuckin liberal snowflake cuckolds
they dress better than westerns and bruh lmao why ur style is ugly
Sosjd • vor 5 Jahren (2 months ago)
I don’t care if it’s fake lmao if it looks good imma buy it
Zander R (2 months ago)
The host seems like a fucking prick tbh
노츄차 (2 months ago)
So this host is complaining about fake brand shirts in Korea but this happens everywhere else too (?) lmaoo
takitogr (2 months ago)
The start of the video was terrible. Full of misinformation. The country is stuck. It had rapid economic growth for 3 successive generations and now is stuck. They have serious problems that the video chooses to ignore and goes for sensationalism
Crazy Nights (2 months ago)
Please I need the name of the track of the first minute of video😍
zoé boros (2 months ago)
8:06 am i tripping or is that Joo e from momoland??
Julian (2 months ago)
im fine with all fakes except when it comes to shoes. Its alright when others buy fake shoes for the looks, but when buying really comfortable shoes like ultra boosts or yeezys i want the true experience.
James Tennant (2 months ago)
hes so condescending lol i wanna slap him
James Tennant (2 months ago)
lmaoo the host has the nerve to criticise people just filling a gap in the market w fakes.....tryna get their bread.....while he's dressed like a damn clown
pipi666666666 (2 months ago)
when you dont have the cash , getting the fakes is just lying to yourself
Tony Bologna (2 months ago)
Who cares how the original designers feel? Counterfeit is the way to go. Only an idiot pays a ton of money for shitty clothes.
Aliana Roman (2 months ago)
He needs to take the stick out of his ass and stop acting like he’s better in any way
Laura Connolly (2 months ago)
a decent amount of the footage you used to show korea was Singapore like paragon and orchard and sg's fashion week
fragile dream (2 months ago)
npcs
M (2 months ago)
G-Dragon is dope
Michael Trinta (2 months ago)
That extremely bad dressed host is a huge piece of shit
Suho Angel (2 months ago)
this man look bout wack af 🤣🤣🤣
Suho Angel (2 months ago)
the host is like 30 years old and trying to fit in but fucking it up on the way. he’s fucking ugly bro, the way he styles himself is fucking ugly too 🤣🤣
Puneet singh (2 months ago)
Vetements and Balenciaga look more shitty than the ones on the right
Nim Belina (2 months ago)
The host looks like he threw on a bunch of things he thought would make him look hip and topped it off with black nail polish.
donnahckakkaiyah (2 months ago)
i live for this type of fashion
Isseki Nichou (2 months ago)
Links to get these kinds of apparel?
C H E W L E E (2 months ago)
supreme *the super supreme*
Senrence Shakespeare (2 months ago)
Forget about the overhyped, too expensive brands. You are what you wear. You can just buy what you can afford. It's people preferences. Brands exist in the name of fashion. . Besides, economy sucks. Just my 2 cents.
sakamuras s (2 months ago)
this documentary makes no sense... if it looks good, why give such a fuck?

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