Tag Archives: Jang Ok Jung

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 11 – RINGS

10) RINGS – GARAKJI AND PANJI Just as every aspect of the life in the era, the accessories of the Joseon Dynasty had also been influenced by the Confucianism ideals, therefore wearing of earrings and necklaces by women was basically outlawed just as was the wearing of rings by men. This was largely  because they symbolized […]

TJFS – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 15

27) THE VIOLET SUKWON GOWN This dress is the last one JOJ wears as Jang Sukwon during her meeting with LS when he announces her promotion to Jang Hee Bin giving her the name Bin aka radiant. Her gorgeous dangui made of an expensive violet fabric is decorated with intricate embroideries of lotus and water lily which represents JOJ perseverance. The […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 9

12) THE BLUE HUNTING ROBE The Blue Hunting Robe might just be my favourite among Lee Soon’s vast collection of yungbok (융복) which is the attire we have seen LS wearing for sparring, hunting or shooting already many times.  Just as the gugunbok yungbok was worn for diplomatic trips and in wartimes but also by officials for their military exams or the […]

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 – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 13 – THE SUKWON WARDROBE

24)THE BUTTERFLY DANGUI GOWN JOJ has the love and grace of the king Sukjong therefore her status is elevated again short after her promotion to a high ranked court lady and she becomes a concubine with the title Jang Sukwon. Sukwon (숙원, 淑媛) known as the Royal Noble Consort rank 4 was the lowest level among the concubine ranks, however, they enjoyed […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 7

9) THE RED HUNTING ROBE For his undercover hunting mission Lee Soon dons an elegant yungbok (융복, a type of military uniform) that consists of a red cheollik (an overcoat) decorated by a dongjeong (white collar strip).  The upper garment has the typical pleated and slitted skirt that enhances the movement and flexibility. Under it LS wears a contrasting blue jungchimak (a shorter overcoat) and white jeogori. The sleeves […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 10 – JANGDO

9) JANGDO A jangdo (an encased ornamental knife) is a short knife to carry easily, and was used as a weapon for protection or a dressing accessory or a daily necessity. The craftsman who has the skill to make it is called a jangdojang. The present term jangdo seems to have come into use in the Goryeo period and it’s assumed that the wearing of […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 11

20) THE PINK DANGUI REUNION GOWN When JOJ secretly enters the palace to reunite with LS she has to hide her identity because the Queen Dowager and In Hyun’s father would have done anything in their power to prevent the lovers in meeting again. Therefore she dons a fetching violet jangot (an overcoat worn by women to cover their face in front […]