[02.23.10] In Depth With SNSD’s Concept and Reasons Behind The Numbers
Immediately after the release of their official 2nd album, SNSD has been taking over the music charts, making fans realize right now is indeed “Girls’ Generation.” The overall concept of “Oh!” is retro mood look with cheerleader as the basic format. As seen in the 2010 S/S King Alexander Collection, sports have become a fashion trend. SNSD, who is considered the girls’ fashion icon, has been influenced with this sporty trend as well. As the year 2010 is the “year of the sports” full of international sport events, SNSD has stated that they will cheer on the athletes and give them strength with their song and theme.
All of SNSD members have special meanings to their numbers:
According to SM Entertainment;
Taeyeon chose 9 as it is the number of SNSD,
Sooyoung chose 24 as she wants to be with the fans 24/7,
Seohyun chose 11 to be number one in everything,
Tiffany chose 01, but while printing, an error occurred, leaving out the 1, and giving her the nickname “Team’s Hole” with the number 0.
Jessica is turning 22 this year, so she chose the number 22,
Yuri chose 21, as it was her age at that time,
Hyoyeon had no special meaning, but just as her favorite number 32,
Sunny chose 12, putting her two favorite numbers, 1 and 2 together,
and lastly, Yoona chose 7 as it is the lucky number.
SNSD will continue showing a variety of fashion using sports uniforms, so we can look forward to it. On a side note, SNSD showed a fashion trend popular during 70’s and 80’s in their album photos. With striped shirts or checkered shirts with hot pants or suspender pants, the girls showed unsophisticated yet stylish retro fashion, completing it with brightly colored knee socks and boots. In addition, the members showed their own individuality with matching hairbands, hats, or other accessories.