BLACKPINK’s Lisa Manoban has cemented her status as one of the world’s finest style icons. Continuously reinventing herself, the Thai multi-hyphenate is one of fashion’s most sought-after stars. With a portfolio that includes ambassadorships for brands like CELINE and Bulgari, Lisa shows no signs of slowing down. Living up to the high expectations, the pop icon delivered a jaw-dropping performance on her highly-anticipated debut, “LALISA.” 

Set in landscapes as varied as a stark desert and a pole-dance studio, the star’s music video is a visual feast. It goes without saying that “LALISA” showcases a plethora of standout looks and fashion diversity. From couture to streetwear, Lisa flaunted her style A-game, dressed by some of the world’s best fashion creatives. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring style moments from Lisa’s solo debut.


Couture Attitude with Giambattista Valli

Recognized for her edgier outfits, Lisa left fans wondering what “LALISA” would sound like when a  video teaser dropped prior to her debut. Along with their adoration for the artist, it was a black couture dress that made fans swoon. Taken from Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2019 Couture show, the gown is part of a collection inspired by Jean-Auguste-Dominique’s “Le Bain Turc,” and the legendary Yves Saint Laurent salon. 


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In the video for “LALISA,” Lisa explores her more regal side in the opening sequence. Dressed in the splendid ballgown, the star walks down a hallway as lightning effects strike in and reveal details from the outfit. It is brief, but the elaborated embroideries, ruffled details, and long trail are the perfect way to announce “LALISA” has finally arrived. 


Couture Cruiser

Following the couture direction, one of the most iconic moments of her debut shows Lisa racing through a tunnel. Riding a motorcycle, the idol is tastefully styled in a couture piece by Alexandre Vauthier and a jacket from Robert Wun’s F/W 2021 collection. 

Inspired by nightlife and retro styles, Alexandre Vauthier’s jumpsuit is part of a collection presented last January. It pays homage to the iconic Parisian nightclub, Le Palace, where Vauthier unveiled a lookbook of glamorous outfits for couture season. With leather, sequins, and fringes as central elements, the collection was introduced by models dancing to Cerrone’s “Supernature.” 

Meanwhile, Robert Wun’s jacket belongs to a tribute collection dedicated to the designer’s grandmother. Describing women as his inspiration, Wun said that his latest work is a celebration to all the female figures in his life. ”I admire powerful strong women. I have had the pleasure to connect and cross paths with incredible and inspirational women who I’m lucky to call my closest friends and family,” he explained.


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In “LALISA,” the sequined jumpsuit and leather jacket are showcased in neon-soaked scenes that welcome the catchy chorus of the song. As her debut is meant to express Lisa’s essence as an artist, there’s frankly no better outfit pick than something that screams “inspirational, fashion-savvy warrior.”

Paying Homage To Her Roots 

Lisa’s debut has earned global attention. In her first solo exploit, the singer explored a myriad of fashion styles. However, she didn’t forget to pay homage to her Thai heritage. Dressed in a stunning gold set created by Polpat Asavaprapha (Creative director of Asava), Lisa spotlighted one of the most prominent Thai creatives and paid a tribute to her cultural roots. 


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A Parsons School of Design alum and currently President of the Bangkok Fashion Society, Asavaprapha shared that YG Entertainment contacted him personally. “They said they wanted to collaborate with Asava in creating a dress made out of traditional Thai fabric. They were looking for an outfit with distinctive Thai flair and traditional features,” he elaborated. After working alongside the company, the result was a one-shoulder crop top adorned with a splendid cape and a wrapped skirt. According to the designer, the custom-made outfit reflects traditional patterns from the Lamphun Province and was made using the Thai brocade technique. In addition, the ensemble is embellished with Swarovski crystals. 


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Through several social media posts, Asava offered a sneak peek at the creation process. “Asava chose to convey Thai authenticity,” they said. Further explaining the concept of the pieces, the brand added, “This resulted in a distinctive outfit which blended the brand’s outstanding contemporary signature style with Lisa’s unique character and personal sophistication all at once reflecting the sublime artistry of Thailand”. The final product undoubtedly achieved its purpose as fans can’t stop gushing about it.


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Showcasing Mexican Excellence To The World

Just like her previous exploits, Lisa’s record-breaking debut set the internet ablaze and shattered previous records on Youtube. However, for her dedicated Mexican fanbase what stood out the most were some of the images on Lisa’s clothes. Unsurprisingly, fans were quick to notice inherently Mexican symbols like the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Aztec Calendar printed on the singer’s jacket. 


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The mastermind behind Lisa’s look is Jonathan Morales, Creative Director of No Name Studio, a Mexican fashion brand that’s taking over the world. A former Project Runway Latin America contestant, Morales created the broad-shouldered blazer and skirt set during the lockdown in 2020. The ensemble is part of an upcycling project that represents Jonathan’s “love for pop culture, Mexico, Asia,”  and embodies No Name’s core values. 


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As expected, Lisa rocked the outfit effortlessly and sent fans—including the designer—into a happy frenzy. A win-win kind of situation. 

Upcycling In Style

In the same sustainable spirit, Lisa sported a full look by the French house SEVALI. Dancing in the middle of a desert, the singer displayed her more charismatic side in a custom-made design. Clad in a ​​deconstructed motorbike leather skirt and red cropped jacket, Lisa proved you can be fashion savvy and campaign for sustainability at the same time. 


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This is not the first time SEVALI dresses Lisa. An Istituto Marangoni and Central Saint Martins alumni, Sebastian A. de Ruffray—the creative behind SEVALI—is pushing the boundaries of fashion. Taking commonplace textiles to give life to exquisite pieces, SEVALI is nowadays one of the preferred brands among pop icons like Rosalía, Lisa, and Doja Cat. Now, as he continues to redefine sustainable fashion, we will surely get to see more stars donning his designs. 

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