The first pictorial for the Winter 2011 collection of Codes Combine are out, and the spokescouple for the brand (since the Fall collection) are the reunited Jang Geun Seok and Park Shin Hye since their You’re Beautiful days. I do like these pictures, but can’t help but wish they were better. The dead looking Wintry background looks fake, and the pictures don’t pop at all. Seok and Shin Hye are posing, but I don’t feel like either they or the clothes are shown to their best advantage. Which is a shame, because they always look great together and are very talented print models. Sexy Shin Hye may be my favorite look of hers, and I breathed a sigh of relief to see Seok looking so normal and masculine again.
I’m glad that Seok looks less petulant for this season’s pictures than the ones from the previous season. While I find he pulls off the emo-boy look very well in many a drama, I still think selling clothes requires conveying the feeling that he’s happy wearing it.
I love Shin Hye’s outfit (with the cute leather half gloves, natch), but her entire presence looks sadly washed out. Not sure if the color of these pictures are just adjusted wrong, but she has this slightly waxy aura. Her hair is gorgeous but the makeup artist needs to get sacked.
[Credit: Codes Combine]