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Select Schools to Adopt Modified ‘Hanbok’ Uniforms as Early as Autumn

Select Schools to Adopt Modified ‘Hanbok’ Uniforms as Early as Autumn

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Select middle and high schools in South Korea will adopt school uniforms made in modified “hanbok,” traditional Korean attire, types as early as this fall semester, the government said Thursday. The culture ministry, together with the Korea Craft & Design Foundation (KCDF), has selected 22 middle and high schools [...]

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) recommended that the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) correct a situation under which men wearing men’s hanbok and women wearing women’s hanbok only are allowed to enter historical palaces free of charge. The commission claimed that the current policy is a form [...]

Experts and Proprietors Strongly Divided on “Fusion” Hanbok Controversy

Experts and Proprietors Strongly Divided on “Fusion” Hanbok Controversy

  SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – In recent years, sightings of young men and women dressed in “fusion” versions of the traditional hanbok have become more common, mostly in the Seoul metropolitan area. Some hanbok sparkle, while others even have ribbons tied to the back. The lengths and sizes of the outfits are all [...]

PyeongChang Paralympic Medals Similar to Olympic Medals, but Differences Hidden

PyeongChang Paralympic Medals Similar to Olympic Medals, but Differences Hidden

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The medals for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics are similar to those of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics as they are both inspired by unique Korean culture, but there are differences. According to local organizers Monday, both medals for the Olympics and the Paralympics were inspired by the Korean alphabet, “hangeul,” [...]

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A hanbok expert says a growing number of young South Koreans are choosing to don traditional Korean attire, as many see it as a substitute for ready-made clothes, and the unique design presents a fun experience similar to cosplay. According to Joo Do-gyeong, who studied anthropology at Seoul National University, [...]

Hanbok-Inspired Designer Clothes Draw Praise in Thailand

Hanbok-Inspired Designer Clothes Draw Praise in Thailand

BANGKOK, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean designer’s hanbok-inspired clothes were well-received at a fashion show in Bangkok. Lee Seo-jung, the CEO of fashion brand C-ZANN E enjoyed a warm reception after showcasing 10 looks that were inspired by the traditional Korean dresses during the Thai Silk Fashion Show which was held Wednesday at [...]

Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017 Comes to an End

Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017 Comes to an End

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Jongno Hanbok Festival came to an end on Sunday, after successfully promoting the beauty of Hanbok, Korea’s traditional dress, in central Seoul over the weekend. The three-day long Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017, which began on Friday, was packed with events including a performance of the traditional Korean dance [...]