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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 – LEE SOON EDITION PART 6 – YUNGBOK AND CHEOLLIK

8) THE DRAGON CHEOLLIK There are basically many types of military uniforms worn by the king and his officials in Joseon Dynasty, however, the most dinstinctive of them are certainly the gugunbok (구군복) which I introduced a couple of weeks ago and the yungbok (융복) which is the attire we have seen LS wearing for sparring, hunting or shooting already many times. Actually, […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 9 – TTEOLJAM

 8) TTEOLJAM Tteoljam (떨잠) or a fluttering hairpin was considered by many the most magnificent of all hair ornaments and was worn by Queen and noble women with their keun meori and eoyeo meori haistyles during ceremonial events. The hairpins were mostly rectangular, round, or butterfly shaped, made of jade and decorated with coral, malachite or pearl. Bee, butterfly, and phoenix motives are attached to […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 8 – DAENGGI

7) DAENGGI Probably one of the most well-known hair ornaments worn in sageuk, daenggi (댕기) is a traditional ribbon made of fabric and used to tie and decorate braided hair. According to historical records, maiden bound their hair at the back into braids already in Baekje period. The main reason being that the beliefs of Confucianism didn’t allow them […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 7

14) THE ROYAL AUDIENCE GOWN Considering the importance of the outcome JOJ carefully chooses her apparel for the audience with the Great Queen Dowager. Since she will be visiting an important member of the royal family she opts for a simple but elegant lavender dangui, a jacket worn over the jeogori which the people who didn’t belong to the royal family used during […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – THE JOSEON LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR SPECIAL EDITION PART 2 – POLL

CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE JOSEON UNDERWEAR! WHAT’S YOUR TASTE? SILK, RAMIE, SATIN OR COTTON? DO YOU PREFER THE DECADENCY OF A SEE-THROUGH SOKJEOKSAM OR THE MODESTY OF A SOLID COTTON SOKJEGORI?

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – THE JOSEON LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR SPECIAL EDITION PART 1

 Every aspect of the life in Joseon used to be governed by the ideals of the Confucianism and that applied also to the designs of underclothes. The undergarments worn during that time and today with hanbok belong therefore without a doubt among the most sophisticated underwear in the world. The general term used for undergarments regardless […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 4 – HONGRYONGPO

6) HONGRYONGPO – THE RED DRAGON ROBE OF THE JOSEON KING The gonryongpo or yongpo is an everyday attire for the king, crown prince and his first son (the future crown prince), however, the identity of the wearer is crucial and makes for various distinctions. One of them is the colour – The gonryongpo came in various colours. For instance, the king often dons a scarlet or […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 6 – CHEOPJI

5) CHEOPJI Cheopji was an ornament placed on the top of knotted hair, which was arranged into a jjeokjin meori style,  and used to be worn when women dressed in ceremonial dresses (dangui).  It’s the counterpart of baetssi daenggi, another hair ornament designed for the top of the head which was used to be worn by unmarried women, however, unlike […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 3 – GUGUNBOK

5) THE BLUE MILITARY UNIFORM – THE GUGUNBOK We saw LS wearing this getup during his trips outside of the palace, one of them being his visit to the infamous MH’s coup d’état birthday party.  The whole attire such as it’s shown is called a gugunbok and originally used to be the inner garment of a suit of armor worn by a monarch and […]