The other day my friend Tara texted me to check out the new “Crayon” video by G-Dragon because it was awesome. Tara has known me for about 6 years now and drives a pink car here in Korea~ so yeaaaaah I trust her! lol.
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G-Dragon is the stage name for singer Kwon Ji Yong 권지용 who launched this song as part of his 2nd solo album “One of a kind” on September 15th after a 3 year hiatus. If his face looks familiar it is because he is also one of the leaders in the popular Korean K-pop group Big Bang~ he has always been noticed here as one of the more stylish pop stars and he definitely does not disappoint with his new music video!
G-Dragon’s single “Crayon” debuted at No.7 this week (One space above the STILL popular “Gangnam Style” by Psy) and is being described as an electro hip-hop number. Since this is G-Dragon we are talking about, naturally the video is filled with awesome eye-candy to gaze at~ Lets take a look at some of the fun stuff featured in the video!!
Watch the music video for “Crayon” online HERE on BigBang’s official youtube channel.
Haters say whaaaa? Sporting sexy Thom Browne (TB-002-B-Flip) sunglasses
G-dragon is seen reading a notebook labeled with his nickname “쥐대골/ jwee dekol” while he observes his other self. The origin of 쥐대골 came from an appearance he made with Big Bang on a program here in Korea called “Radio Star“. During the show a famous comedian (not the best English speaker and much older in years) was trying to pronounce the name of the leading member of Big Bang. Since his English is not so good (and also maybe to be funny) he answered “uh….쥐.. .. 쥐대골?”
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쥐 대골 or 쥐 대가리 can be translated into English as “Rat Head or Rat Face” in Korean and the name stuck with G-Dragons haters who continue to use it to this day when talking about him online.
G-dragons Family Guy sneakers are Vans ( Old Skool Sneakers) are designed by artist Mina Kwon
Mina paints in a 2nd message to G-Dragons Haters ♥ Sadly this was not very visible in the final video
Mina Kwan’s work is often of American licensed characters flipping the bird, given “gangster” makeovers, or depicted in modern “hip” settings . You can check out her website or tumbler for more illustrations. This sort of thing is actually quite popular in Japan, several shops and brands are dedicated to these sort of “remixed” American character pieces~ Osaka’s Amerikamura アメリカ村 came to mind a lot when I watched this video.
Here is another pair of sneakers Mina made for G-Dragon~ “Wild Young”
Gotta love that Keith Haring bow tie! That piece is apparently a collab between Uniform Experiment x Keith Haring and seems to be a Japanese brand like most of the other fun pieces in this video ♥ The bone dangle earrings are from Top Shop, but sold out a while ago!
Featured a great deal in this video is the Japanese brand Ambush by m-flo rapper Verbal and his wife Yoon.
They first began designing in 2002, but the label “Ambush” was launched in 2008 and their unique pieces have been worn by celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Odd Future to name a few. Collaborative efforts include Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), A Bathing Ape®, TOPMAN, Georg Jensen, Mattel (Ken™ 50th Anniversary), WTAPS, ZIPPO®, Cassette Playa, and more
The pendent featured in the video is from G-dragons special collaboration with the brand Ambush to celebrate his 2nd album launch~ only 8 of these will be made (since 8 is apparently his lucky number) and also 88 screw pendants in 3 color-ways.
The hat shown is by the Japanese head wear brand NEMES (ネメス) and costs about ₩55,00- 78,000
Gotta love that 8 Star Dragon Ball tattoo on his shoulder! That is pretty awesome
It is so glorious *_* like rainbow marshmallows
G-Dragon’s Crayon necklace was apparently custom made for him by Ambush~ I wonder if copies will start appearing around Seoul, sometimes that happens. If so, I will be sure to share the news with you guys. I know a lot of the claw pieces can be found in Namdaemun if you want to DIY~ I have totally seen them before.
Chilling with my Bearbricks in front of my paper boom box!
Does anyone know who makes those awesome fish sneakers? I have been hunting around without any luck so far!
The crazy jungle bird pants have been identified as Altuzarra “Redwood Tropical Printed tailored trousers”
G-Dragon’s arrow earrings are made in Korea and can be purchased from a few accessory shops here in Korea for around 7,000원! Check ebay, gmarket, or check out the punk boutique Street Market in Hongdae we feature in another post here! That is where I bought my own pair ^^ They also have them on their online shop HERE
Those little power cars are very popular toys here in Korea. The week of children’s day you will see tons of people selling them in every color on the side of the road!
G-dragons Crayon denim jacket that he wears with all the rubber ducky gear in the field was a custom painted piece by the Korean artist Balko.
Here is an awesome clean shot of the custom jacket from Balko’s blog ♥
Balko has actually worked on other pieces for him, including some special “Crayon” jackets for his dance crew to use on Inkkigayo on 9/23/2012
You can check out the video to see the jackets in action HERE if you are interested!
YIKES haha~ At least those skull clips are cute XD I saw a bunch on etsy… now I am really tempted to get some….not because I saw G-dragon crossdress wearing them or anything though… I swear lol.
lol someone ran out of the bathroom with his pants down ~ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
In case you are wondering, yes you can buy the Wonder Woman and Rocky robes G-Dragon is wearing in the video! I saw the prices range from around $30-50 USD on a range of sites if you fire up google. The Wonder Woman robe comes in a few versions, but the one with the star tie is the coolest!
If you have not figured it out yet, “Get your crayon” = “Get your crazy on”
omg PINK RUFFLE SOCKS ♥
haha is that sailor moon?? XD
I love this room and that jacket! HELLO RAINBOW MAGIC MAN *__*
G-Dragon’s amazing sequin rainbow pants are by the designer Ashish ~ his designs are all pretty glorious! You can see more of his runway shows on Vogue online HERE
Rocking party in his Andrea Crews shirt! Apparently this line is from Paris, France and features mainly one-of-a-kind items created from vintage pieces.
CRAZY RAINBOW SPARKLE ROOM!~~
Also Neff Brodie sunglasses ♥
I love those miss-matched neon socks and details in this black outfit
Eyeball headband? AWESOME. Eyeball stuff is has been a Japanese trend for a year or so now, it trickles in to Korea from time to time~ but mainly just for tourists to buy.
Get your Cray~on.
Kudos to the K-pop style blogs who managed to identify many items in this video!! I was looking high and low on naver for a few things, and these bloggers had hawk-eyes and managed to find the sources, woah! I assumed most pieces were just handmade here, but it is cool to see they are from actual collections and can be purchased… well depending on how deep your wallets go anyway! Check them out for even more video/celeb brand identifications ♥
What did you think of the video?? Do you like G-Dragon’s solo work or prefer him with Big Bang? Got any cool info or tidbits to share? Comment below!!