Tag Archives: Joseon

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 […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – CEREMONIAL ROBES – WONSAM AND NOEUI

WONSAM (원삼) Wonsam is a ceremonial overcoat worn by female members of the royal family, court ladies (sang goong), wives of high-ranking governmental officials and on the special occasion of their wedding also by women living outside the palace during the Joseon Dynasty. It’s been also called a daeui (big clothing), daesu (wide sleeves) and jangsam (long clothing). The queen, princess consort, and consort to the first son […]

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 – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 10

18) THE FIRST NIGHT GOWN KTH wore this stunning hanbok on the pre-premiere press conference albeit with different accessories. Little did we know, that when JOJ would put it on it will be for the first night she would share with LS! The hot pink jeogori (upper garment) is yet again embroidered with lotus flowers on the front and the right sleeve. A […]

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 – LEE SOON EDITION PART 5

7) THE PRIVATE CHAMBER ATTIRE Admittedly, one of my favourite LS’s get-ups, if not the ultimate favourite. He often wears this attire when he’s meeting with family members and ministers in private or going out on trysts/rendezvous with JOJ. The most prominent piece is definitely the blue dragon robe which must be a design specifically created for the purposes of the drama ’cause there […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 7 – BAETSSI DAENGGI

6) BAETSSI DAENGGI Daenggi meori (댕기 머리) belongs among the most commonly used haistyle in korean sageuk as it could be worn only by unmarried women.  Notable thing is that in traditional Korea, unmarried man also wore daengggi meori, only with a different colored daenggi. This was because Confucianism requires that you cannot cut your hair, as it is a part […]