Korean Traditional Dress: The History of Hanbok
Hanbok is Korean traditional dress. Hanbok includes a bottom and top. The hanbok can mark out its early stage to nomadic clothes in the Scytho-Siberian cultural realm of northern Asia, far-reaching in historical times. From this time, the simple design of hanbok, namely the jeogori, baji pants, and the chima skirt, was developed. Compared to the Japanese kimono and Chinese cheongsam, Korea’s classic dress has stayed under the worldwide trend radar. The aesthetics of the traditional Korean clothing depends on the simple curves, natural color schemes and simple form. So much so that when Lee Young Hee, amongst South Korea’s most well-known hanbok fashion designers, revealed her collection in Paris for the very first time in 1993, many of the fashion press pointed to her shapes as “kimonos”; to the horror of both the fashion designer herself and every person back in Seoul.
Most overseas influence on Hanbok did not final or was one-dimensional, Mongolian clothes is an exception as the only nonnative impact that made considerable noticeable modifications to Hanbok. Mongolian princesses who wed into Korean royal house brought with them Mongolian style which started to dominate in both exclusive and formal life. Due to this impact, the chima skirt was minimized, and jeogori was raised above the waist and knotted at the chest with a long, large ribbon, the goruem (rather than being belted) and the sleeves were curved a bit.
Nowadays hanbok is the direct offspring of hanbok as used in the Joseon era, particularly the late 19th century. Throughout the Joseon Empire, the chima or skirt embraced fuller volume while the jeogori or shirt took more minimized and tightened up form, which are features quite unique from the hanbok of previous centuries, when chima was rather sleek and jeogori baggy and long, reaching well below the waist level. In the 18th century, the short length of jeogori got to extremity as to hardly cover the breasts.
Beautiful people used hanbok of carefully woven ramie cloth or other top-quality light-weight materials in warm weather condition and of simple and patterned silks the rest of the year. The women’s skirt, in specific, is elegantly long and rippling in a shape that resembles a complete bodied and elegantly simple pottery jar, while the jacket is tight and fairly short to the upper body. This is only relatively lately that hanbok has been getting far-reaching interest, with top overseas fashion designers looking to hanbok for influence over the last few years.
Now a days, there are 2 types of this Korean traditional dress: One is conventional hanbok used on exclusive celebrations such as traditional vacations or wedding events, and the other is updated hanbok customized to match modern lifestyle and living cultures. Every hanbok is personalized to fit the user’s body. Hanbok is a sophisticated garment. Variation tends to be minimized to the overcoat, while the jeogori and trousers stay relatively uniform. From the first check out for a preliminary fitting, the overall production time generally ranges from one to four weeks, with more detailed hanbok taking longer. if you want to get more information about Jual Kemeja Wanita 2015, you can visit the link