2017년 2월 24일 금요일

New hanbok styles created by young designers in Korea


The hanbok, the most well-known form of traditional Korean clothing, is one of the most idolized and well-preserved elements of Korean culture.
In recent years, phenomenon of "wearing hanbok in daily life" is spreading among young Korean people.
It is easy to see youngsters walking in the streets wearing Hanbok in front of Hongik University and Samcheongdong in Seoul.
Hanbok (traditional and daily life style) and Hanbok shoes (leather and flower) sales in the auction, online open market in the first half of 2016 increased by 33% and 26%, respectively.
Trendsetting young designers are changing the game and making hanbok more accessible as they play with lines and patterns as well.

Director of Hanbok Promotion Center, Hyung Jung Lim said, "By introducing a variety of Hanbok styles that can be easily mixed with everyday clothes as well as traditional hanbok, we are trying to contribute to the revival of hanbok and show that people can wear hanbok in a more relaxed and fashionable way in daily life."

More and more hanbok disigners are mixing and matching hanbok with modern costumes to create more natural styling.
Leesle, a newly launced hanbok brand has introduced a rider jacket and a hanbok denim one piece dress recently.
Park Sang-hyeon, a fashion stylist said "The leather rider's jacket and denim are a pair that goes well together to begin with, Especially when the length of the skirt is appropriate to not be reached to the ankle and the pit is slim, the bodyline fits more beautifully. Casual denim sneakers are a good match with this outfit as well."





The biggest worry when wearing a hanbok is that it may look too dressed or mature. In this case, choosing a comfortable shoes like sneakers or driving shoes will solve the problem easily. When choosing shoes, it is necessary to abandon the stereotype that one of the colors in a hanbok should match. Tone-on-tone, which looks like orange or lemon-like color or similar color, looks more refined.
When wearing a hanbok skirt and hanbok jacket, fashionable cross mini bag suit well with outfit.

Denim is the best material to wear a hanbok young.
Leesle's denim Sapok(four pieces of fabric that are sewn together on the back of the men's hanbok pants to stick to the waist)and shirt jeogori(jacket) layering with the hoodie, one can produce a completely different style than the traditional concept of hanbok.

Men's Polyester Hanbok suits by Fashion House, YEOBACK & GUIROE have a generous shoulder line to show modern office style with the trace of Hanbok.
Another Designer brand 'Shiji N Lee' introduced a pant with hanbok line and a lap style jacket that proposed new women's office look.





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