I couldn't help but notice how subpar the styling choices were in Imitation (at least to me). It's a drama about the kpop industry, one of the glitziest and most stylish industries, and yet the styling is not that great... Here are some examples of what I'm talking about.
Exhibit A: Maha's hair
I can't pinpoint what exactly, but something's just weird about her hair. And a lot of other viewers pointed that out. I don't know if it's a case of bad extensions or they're just not styling her hair properly. She cut her hair in episode 2 and that hairstyle lasted like 5 minutes, and they just switched to her old (long) hair without any explanation. It's also more apparent when you're watching the show, than when you're just looking at this picture.
Exhibit B: Whatever the fk this is
Maha's La Rima costume is just so bad. That's the cheapest wig I've ever seen. I don't know if this was intentional or not. I could kind of understand this when she was a nobody desperate for any kind of gig/performance and probably couldn't afford anything better. But this was on a freaking music (or variety) show when she became an idol. Her CEO could've invested in a better costume if he already decided to let her act as Rima's copycat (I'm not hating on the CEO, but dude, you could've bought a better wig).
Exhibit C: What they did to poor Hwiyoung's hair...
Ngl, this one hurts the most... What is with this terrible, terrible bowl cut? He did not deserve this...
Exhibit D: Maha's wardrobe
Why are they dressing her as if she's ready to go to a retirement home... I feel like these outfits would be a lot cuter if the clothes didn't look so huge on her. Also, I feel like it'd work better on someone a bit taller.
Exhibit E: Maha's eyebrows
Exhibit F: Ryoc's hair (sometimes)
If it wasn't apparent already, I really dislike these thick bowl cuts, covering the entirety of a person's forehead. They just look like helmets, sorry... This is much better, imo:
Exhibit G: Tea Party's debut outfits
Okay, these are kind of cute. But I still think it's a good idea, that wasn't executed the best.
So, yeah, I'm not happy with the stylist' work... Is this how it's supposed to be according to the webtoon? I don't know, is it just me that has not taste...? Well, at least I can look at the sexy CEO:
DISCLAIMER: I've noticed the majority of these are about Maha, so I just wanted to clarify that I'm not at all trying to criticize Jung Ji So's looks. I think she's a very pretty, young, promising actress. My criticism is directed at the people who made the styling choices.