2018 International Super Queen Contest opened at New Hilltop Hotel in Seoul on July 21.
Among prominent guests who joined the gala event were 40 plus beautiful ladies in traditional Korean costumes and more than 150 prominent guests and members of foreign diplomatic corps accredited to Korea.
Among them were Amb.Thura Thet Oo Maung of Myanmar, Amb.Albino Malungo of Angola and amily members of Mr. Panko Panov of Bulgarian Embassy in Seoul.
Miss Ji Soo-yon was seleted as queen of the event to win the ticket for participation in the International Beauty Event scheduled for Septmeber this year in India.
Among other awardees at the event were Miss Park Ji-un, Miss Hong Jung-un and Miss Kim Soo-jin.
Members of Ariart Company led by Ms Min Jee-young and members of the art group drew big applause for their fantastic performance of Korean culture.
More recently,Hyeonseonggain & Ariart Company of Min Jee-Young returned home after successfully participating in the Melnicky Vrkoc International folk festival which was held in Melnicky, Czech Republic.
Korean cultural delegation led by Ms Min Jee-young showcased the beauty of Hanbok and Korean traditional music drawing enthusiastic applause from the Czech audience.
Ms Min Jee-young has been showing her vigorous activities promoting Hanbok and traditional Korean royal family music and dance at major diplomatic functions in Korea.
“We displayed Korean traditional dress, art, and many participants cheered us for beauty of our traditional dress and art," Ms Min said,
Hanbok is a traditional clothing of Korea. This is a list of Korean clothing including the national costume, hanbok as well as headgear, footwear, and accessories.
The beauty of hanbok is found in the elegant flow of its lines and in its pleasing color palette. Just like the gently sloping eaves of a traditional Korean house, the harmony of the curved baerae (bottom line of the jacket's sleeves) with the sharp straight lines of the dongjeong (creased white lining of the jacket's collar) well reveals the subtlety and exquisiteness of traditional Korean aesthetics.
The hanbok's attractiveness even shines through in the lovely lines created by the body's movement while wearing it one of the reasons it enjoys such global attention. The hanbok is typically defined as having "eight beauties," as described below.
Beauty of structureThe women's hanbok, with its short jacket (Jeogori) paired with a full skirt, possesses a simple structural beauty and rhythmic flow that complement the body's movements.
Beauty of formThe hanbok radiates a natural physical beauty in its attractive silhouette and lines, which allow for unrestrained movement of the body.
Beauty of creativityIn contrast to Western clothing, which achieves dimensionality through straight-lined fabric and stitching techniques, hanbok is made with flat fabric in a linear shape that only achieves dimensionality when it is worn on the body. When placed on the human frame, the hanbok takes on a life of its own?one that is natural, elegant and flowing.
Beauty of harmonyThe hanbok features straight and curved lines, giving it an attractive flow representative of a uniquely Korean aesthetic. The graceful, harmonious movement that happens when the hanbok is actually worn is praised the world over.
Beauty of colorHanbok colors are decided according to the "five colors theory" ("obangsaek" in Korean), which refers to the theory of yin and yang and the five elements. The hanbok commonly makes striking use of naturally-occurring colors.
Beauty of personal characterThe full shape of the hanbok emphasizes the wearer's authority and dignity.