Lately studying the information in Korea I see an abundance of articles mentioning foreigners and international life. All of which is disheartening. Like in a lot of the world, being a foreigner in South Korea isn’t precisely simple. And being labelled as international, regardless of your authorized standing, for not being ethnically Korean or for being blended race is widespread and achieved so with a unfavourable connotation.

Being blended race I’ve felt international in my native communities and now I’m explicitly international in Korea and with Glow, I needed to showcase the fantastic thing about two blended Korean ladies embracing their Korean tradition. Seeing them like flowers popping out of the soil that’s simply as rightfully theirs.  – Felicia McGowan

 

Editorial: Grow By Felicia McGowan

 

Editorial: Grow By Felicia McGowan

 

 

Historical past of Hanbok and Korean Fashion:

Over 2000 years in the past the Three Kingdoms of Korea existed, in an space at this time that encompasses northern Korea, northeast China, and part of Mongolia.  The individuals of this kingdom have been known as the Han (한). The phrase Han is an enormous a part of the Korean identification.  We are saying Hangul (한글 )for our alphabet and we name our nation Hanguk (한국). That’s why the phrase Hanbok (한복) is essential to us, it actually interprets to Korean clothes.  It was in the course of the Three Kingdoms of Korea the Hanbok was created.

Many of the Han individuals have been nomadic, so Hanboks have been designed to make motion simpler. The Hanbok for girls consists of a voluminous skirted referred to as the Chima (치마)and a detailed match jacket referred to as the Jeoguri (저고리). For males, they wore comfy pants generally known as Baji (바지).  Conventional Japanese Medication encourages one to maintain your physique warmth for well being and because the local weather was chilly, Hanbok may cowl many layers, so typically girls wore Baji underneath their Chima.

Hanbok design took inspiration from conventional aesthetics.  The sleeves on Jeoguri are harking back to the sloping eaves of our conventional homes referred to as Hanok(한옥).  A Hanbok’s design; the prints, the colours, and the material used may inform an individual’s class, occupation, and marital standing with out a single phrase being spoken.

The construction and designs of Hanbok, have remained for essentially the most half unchanged from its origins.  The standard Hanbok that’s worn at this time is from the 19th century.  Though at this time we not often have the alternatives to put on this finery.  Hanbok is reserved for particular ceremonies and occasions comparable to weddings and first birthday celebrations know as dol (돌잔치).  Because the Han individuals turn out to be extra western and the world turns into extra trendy, the Hanbok nonetheless reminds us of our traditions and previous.

 

 

Develop Credit:

Pictures: Felicia McGowan @effmcgowan

Clothes: Fashions’ personal Hanboks

Fashions: Emanuela and Fatou

Location: Sky Park in Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Textual content: Jane Ergils @miniembassy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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