(Photo : ) Kim Woo Bin and Lee Sung Kyung delivered star power to the catwalks of 2016 S/S Seoul Fashion Week. The models-turned-actors exuded confidence as they dominated the runway, proving that they have yet to trade in the talents they gained from time spent in the fashion world.
On October 22, Kim wowed audiences at Sewing Boundaries, where he modeled futuristic cut and sew styles, which incorporated rough-hewn edges.
He demonstrated the potential to transition looks from the runway, with an open-back red sweater that would be appropriate for college campuses and date nights. His deference as the final model, in the parade of modern vagabonds, provided brilliant aesthetic to Sewing Boundaries.
Lee Sung Kyung also embraced fashionable, yet casual style on the runway for Beyond Closet.
Anticipation continues to rise for the KBS2 drama, "Carelessly Affectionate," which will mark Kim"s return to television, following the meteoric success of the 2013 teen series, "The Heirs." In "Carelessly Affectionate," he is paired with Miss A"s Suzy, whose last K-Drama role was in MBC"s hit supernatural period drama, "Gu Family Book."
Lee Sung Kyung continues to garner positive attention, as the first model to sign with YG Entertainment"s YG K-Plus. She touched the hearts of viewers in the psychological drama, "It"s Okay, That"s Love," as Oh So Nyeo, a flawed teen who was desperately seeking love. She continued her momentum with her role in the weekend series, "Queen"s Flower."
Lee returns to K-Drama in 2016 as Baek In Ha in the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of the popular webtoon, "Cheese in the Trap."
As Korean fashion continues to demonstrate its potential as a relative export, on-par with K-pop, K-Drama and beauty, the potential for artists who are experienced runway models increases. Kim Woo Bin and Lee Sung Kyung prove that their talents extend beyond their beauty, as they continue to bridge the gap between high-fashion and the acting world.
Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).