Monthly Archives: July 2013

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – FOOTWEAR SPECIAL PART 2 – SHOES

SINBAL 신발 (footwear) So after the longer hiatus caused by my holiday in Crete my new post focuses on the traditional Korean footwear which is a piece of art in its own right and holds many meanings just as hanbok. In the Joseon Dynasty, shoes were not only used as foot coverings and decorations, but also as indicators […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 14

26) THE LILAC DREAM GOWN “I attempt to make clothes that men would fall in love with.” I love this get-up so much that I created an extra post for this little gem alone which it so richly deserves in my opinion. I think that the Lilac Dream Gown  is an appropriate name for this sublime dress […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – FOOTWEAR SPECIAL PART 1 – SOCKS

BEOSEON (버선, socks) Beoseon was called the pair of the Korean traditional socks worn with hanbok for protection, warmth, and style. They are also called jokui (족의), jokgeon (족건) or mal (말) and according to a book Hunmong jahoe written by Choe Sejin in 1527, beoseon was called bosyeonmal (보션말). The exact date when beoseon first began to be worn isn’t known, however, the ancient beoseon is assumed to be a form extended from baji (trousers) or bojagi (보자기, wrapping […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 8

11) THE FIREFLY HANBOK The Firefly Hanbok belongs to my favourite attires worn by Yoo Ah In in the entire drama and it isn’t only because of all the amazing OTP moments. When his mother decides to marry him off she comes up with the idea of a fated meeting and when the first opportunity fails there is always […]