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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 – 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 – 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 – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 8

15) THE GUNGNYEO GOWN The moment JOJ officially enters the palace she dons the prescribed uniform of a sewing room gungnyeo (lady-in-waiting) which consists of a salmon jeogori adorned by a black otgoreum, git and kudongs (sleeves cuffs) and topped with a dongjeong. The upper garment complemets the turquoise chima which is ornated by a decorative embroidered daenggi. When put on the washing duty, JOJ wears a white overal apron over the dress […]

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 […]