HI Now Culture Week Fashion Show displays variety of traditional Korean hanbok outfits
Sponsored by Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
Hanbok is the traditional clothing of Korea. Unlike western clothing, Hanbok emphasizes the flows, angles, and lines of the garment itself. Kainoa and Rachel are wearing the traditional casual outfits of kings and queens in Korea. Kloe Kang, Professor of Fine Arts at KCC, explains that royalty clothing can be identified by the large circular dragon design on the front of the outfit. Kings normally wore a traditional ikseongwan hat and a sturdy belt called dae. A queen’s outfit was complimented with a beautiful array of colors and fashionable ornaments worn in the hair.
For weddings, the groom wears a round collared robe with a traditional hat and belt called samogwandae. The bride wears a green hanbok with a jokduri (Korean bridal crown). “The blue color represents men, and red color represents women. These colors represent harmony between men and women, and the universe of yin and yang,” says Kang.
Traditional hanbok’s are a garment that expresses the richness and softness of the material. They are loose, making it comfortable to walk around in. Modernized hanbok outfits come with zippers and buttons that allows the wearer to remove the jeogori (upper garment of the hanbok) and turn it into a dress!
Special thanks to Park Mi-Yeon and Armbang for sponsoring the outfits in today’s episode!
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