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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 4 – SANGTUGWAN

3) SANGTUGWAN When a boy grows up he starts to pull his hair to the top and tie it into a topknot called a sangtu. Usually, it’s held together by a pin called donggot which is basically a binyeo that is together with a manggeon (headband) and gwanja (little gemstones) used by men to keep the hair from falling out of the knot. LS often wears a little […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 2 – GONRYONGPO

3) THE BLUE GONRYONGPO OF THE KING Sangbok is called the ordinary business wear of kings and court officials which composes of a headdress, overcoats, belts, boots and special embroidered symbols. The headpieces and emblems differed according to the wearer’s rank – a king together with the crown prince and his son wore ikseongwan and gonryongpo also known as yongpo or mangpo […]