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IAMNOTAHUMANBEING: Korean Streetwear With An Edge

IAMNOTAHUMANBEING: Korean Streetwear With An Edge

The popularity of streetwear is an international phenomenon. And IAMNOTAHUMANBEING is one of Korea’s first streetwear brands.

Founded back in 2015, IAMNOTAHUMANBEING seeks to reinterpret what it means to be human. With that, you will see that their designs are focused on individuality.

Let’s take a look at what sets I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING apart from other global streetwear brands!


Grunge


Their logo makes use of a unique font, and looks almost like graffiti scratched onto a brick wall.

Even their most basic t-shirt with only the brand logo printed across the chest looks very reminiscent of the 2000s skater grunge scene. It's perfect for anyone looking to add a little attitude and spunk to their outfit.

I Am Not A Human Being Basic Logo Oversized T-shirt Color

I Am Not A Human Being Basic Logo Oversized T-shirt in Neon, retailing at sgd55 at StyleupK.


IAMNOTAHUMANBEING proves that grunge is not just limited to dark colors. They’re not afraid to use bright colors in their designs, but even their neon-colored t-shirts have a strong alternative grunge vibe.

It’s no surprise then that this is one of their most popular items, as the minimalistic design makes it easy to style and adds a little bit of edginess to any outfit.


Less is More


Minimalism isn’t new when it comes to streetwear, but I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING manages to retain their edgy vibes even with their minimalistic designs.

I Am Not A Human Being Handmade Washed Bucket Hat

I Am Not A Human Being Handmade Washed Bucket Hat in Beige, retailing at sgd49 at StyleupK.

Bucket hats are a common accessory when it comes to Korean street fashion. But IAMNOTAHUMANBEING’s handmade bucket hat still looks unique, thanks to its washed out look.

The washed effect gives it a more retro look, and definitely fits the 2000s skaters grunge aesthetic that can be seen in the rest of their designs.

I Am Not A Human Being Pocket Detail Sweatpants

I Am Not A Human Being Pocket Detail Sweatpants in Grey, retailing at sgd85 at StyleupK.


Instead of stitching their logo onto their sweatpants, I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING chooses to print their logo on an exterior side pocket of the sweatpants.

The pocket detail is similar to the design of cargo pants, but its soft cotton material makes it more comfortable to an actual cargo pants.


Collaborations


I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING is also well-known for their collaborations, with renowned brands like Playboy and Pink Panther.

playboy collaboration human being

I Am Not A Human Being x Playboy Rabbit Pattern Shorts, retailing at sgd59 at StyleupK.


Collaborations are a great way for brands to try out a new style, and also results in a style that is a unique mix of both brands.

The Playboy bunny is the iconic logo of the men’s entertainment and lifestyle magazine Playboy.

The integration of the logo onto a pair of shorts along with the IAMNOTAHUMANBEING logo is a fresh take on the streetwear aesthetic.

I Am Not A Human Being x Pink Panther Tank Top

I Am Not A Human Being x Pink Panther Tank Top, retailing at sgd45 at StyleupK.


Also, I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING’s collaboration with Pink Panther results in designs that may be less grungy than their usual style. But the cute and slightly mischievous vibe of the collection helps to keep the brand fresh.


Celebrity-endorsed


If that doesn’t already convince you to get an IAMNOTAHUMANBEING item of your own, maybe the following Korean celebrities will!

Being one of the most prominent Korean streetwear brands, it is common for celebrities to be spotted wearing IAMNOTAHUMANBEING clothing.


Gyeongwon (Hinapia)

 pink panther shirt

Hinapia’s Gyeongwon rocking IAMNOTAHUMANBEING’s Pink Panther Leaning On Logo T-shirt. Image: instagram

Gyeongwon looks totally casual and comfy in her I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING x Pink Panther t-shirt. Even though we can’t see the full t-shirt, just the top of the Pink Panther’s head makes enough of a statement on its own!

I Am Not A Human Being x Pink Panther Leaning T-shirt gray

Shop for this I Am Not A Human Being x Pink Panther Leaning T-shirt in Grey at StyleupK!


Jihyo (TWICE)

jihyo human being shirt

Jihyo wearing I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING’s basic logo t-shirt on Ep. 3 of TWICE: Seize the Light. Image: youtube

For a dance practice session, Jihyo wears the IAMNOTAHUMANBEING basic logo t-shirt!

The bright blue of her t-shirt really pops in contrast to the rest of her outfit, ensuring that she is very eye-catching indeed.

human being tshirt green

I Am Not A Human Being Basic Logo Oversized T-shirt in Mint, retailing at sgd55 at StyleupK


Take a page out of Jihyo’s book and add a brightly coloured I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING t-shirt to your wardrobe now!


E:U (Everglow)

eu dance

E:U sporting the I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING Autograph Crop Hoodie (Grey) in UP TO STAGE. Image: youtube

Like Jihyo, E:U rocks an IAMNOTAHUMANBEING hoodie for her dance session, proving that their apparel is comfortable.

She pairs the cropped hoodie with a pair of high waist tights, emphasizing her waistline.
human being oversized hoodie gray

I Am Not A Human Being Logo Oversized Hoodie Gray

For a similar look, try their logo oversized hoodie, available on StyleupK! If you would like the cropped hoodie that E:U was wearing, you can also put in a custom order via StyleupK.


Seunghun (CIX)

Seunghun human being clothing

Seunghun showing off his IAMNOTAHUMANBEING Logo Oversized Hoodie in his Twitter update. Image: Twitter

Seunghun captioned this Twitter update “19 year-old student days Kim Seunghun”, and it’s very fitting!

The oversized hoodie looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in a university lecture theatre, and streetwear is often associated with youth. He’s definitely rocking the comfy student aesthetic in this outfit.

I Am Not A Human Being Logo Oversized Hoodie

Shop for the exact same I Am Not A Human Being Logo Oversized Hoodie in Black at StyleupK!


Hyunsuk (CIX)

hyunsuk human being clothing

Hyunsuk wearing IAMNOTAHUMANBEING’s Basic Logo Oversized T-Shirt on VLIVE. Image: vlive

Seunghun isn’t the only CIX member who’s a fan of IAMNOTAHUMANBEING.

Hyunsuk has also been spotted wearing I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING’s basic logo oversized t-shirt during one of his VLives.

The oversized top creates a casual atmosphere for the live show, and the grungy brand logo complemented his dark green hair perfectly.

human being tshirt black

 

Shop for the I Am Not A Human Being Basic Logo Oversized T-shirt in black at StyleupK!


Conclusion


I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING is a Korean streetwear brand that seeks to reimagine what it means to be human. It focuses on showcasing the uniqueness of humanity through minimalistic designs with an edge.

The simplicity of their designs means they are easy to style (even for absolute fashion beginners!), but each clothing item always has a unique selling point that makes them stand out.

This is a big part of why they have become such a popular streetwear brand in Korea, as they appeal to a crowd that seeks uniqueness even within a trend.

Shop for IAMNOTAHUMANBEING apparel at StyleupK today!

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