Ms. Choi credited a Korean television series called “Reply,” about a group of friends in the ’80s and ’90s. The three-part drama, one of the most successful shows from 2012 to 2016, is attributed with bringing back clothing from the era — mom jeans, classic American-brand sneakers, oversize sweatshirts.
It influenced Ms. Song, who was not actively following the newtro” trend during her preparations for “Minari.” “I am really excited to hear that Koreans are also adapting to this style,” she said.
Louis Park, 48, a former stylist who runs a vintage-style cafe in Seoul, said he wondered if Jacob, a character in the film played by Steven Yeun, was too stylish. “I looked at Steven Yeun’s character and thought, ‘This is a man who’d just be considered a fashionista today,” he said.
Myong Jung-woo, 37, who opened a vintage shop called Bubu1206 in 2017, said her closet consists of