Pyongyang residents tend to be the elite or privileged minority. They do follow fashion trends. Young women tended to follow the styles worn by the zippy and ‘sexy’ female instrumentalists and singers by the popular Moranbong [the girl band whose members were selected by Kim Jong Un]. When the performers wore longer hair, women copied those. When most of them got short ‘boy cuts,’ many women copied them too. Many North Korean women also imitate the fashion trends on South Korean TV shows that get smuggled into North Korea.