The Gangnam district will host a gala fashion show in celebration of the National Foundation Day of Korea on 3rd October under sponsorship of Korean Amway foundation.
The grand fasion show will feature a wide variety of traditional Korean traditional royal court costumes plus traditional Korean performances including Taekwondo (New Arirang TaeKwondo).
Taekwondo is one
of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills.
It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Joining the event include Korean traditional dance (Nanuri Art company), Chitadae (Hyang Traditional Music Orchestra), a Gayageum recital with singing by Lee Eunju, musical actress, and a traditional dance performance which expresses hope for a peaceful national future.
The beautiful royal court costumes are created by Yoonju Cho who believes the Korean traditional clothing, Hanbok is the gift from the heaven.
Mrs. Jiyoungmin has been introducing Korean traditional costume known as Hanbok and culture by presenting the essence of Korean beauty to audiences for decades here and abroad,
Traditional women's hanbok consists of jeogori, a blouse shirt or a jacket, and chima, a wrap-around skirt, which is usually worn full. The ensemble is often called chima jeogori. Men's hanbok consists of jeogori and loose-fitting baji ("trousers").
Jeogori is the basic upper garment of the hanbok, worn by both men and women. It covers the arms and upper part of the wearer's body. The basic form of a jeogori consists of gil, git, dongjeong, goreum and sleeves. Gil (Hangul: 길) is the large section of the garment on both front and back sides, and git (Hangul: 깃) is a band of fabric that trims the collar. Dongjeong (Hangul: 동정) is a removable white collar placed over the end of the git and is generally squared off. The gorem (Hangul: 고름) are coat-strings that tie the jeogori. Women's jeogori may have kkeutdong (Hangul: 끝동), a different colored cuff placed at the end of the sleeves. Two jeogori may be the earliest surviving archaeological finds of their kind. One from a Yangcheon Heo clan tomb is dated 1400-1450, while the other was discovered inside a statue of the Buddha at Sangwonsa Temple (presumably left as an offering) that has been dated to the 1460s.
The form of Jeogori has changed over time. While men's jeogori remained relatively unchanged, women's jeog
dramatically shortened during the Joseon dynasty, reaching its shortest length at the late 19th cent
However, due to reformation efforts and practical reasons, modern jeogori for women is longer than its earlier
counterpart. Nonetheless the length is still above the waistline. Traditionally, goreum were short and narrow,
however modern goreum are rather long and wide. There are several types of jeogori varying in fabric,
sewing technique, and shape.
Chima refers to "skirt," which is also called sang or gun in hanja. The underskirt, or petticoat layer
is called sokchima. According to ancient murals of Goguryeo and an earthen toy excavated from the neighborhood of
Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Goguryeo women wore a chima with jeogori over it, covering the belt
Although striped, patchwork, and gored skirts are known from the Goguryeo and Joseon periods, chima were typica
made from rectangular cloth that was pleated or gathered into a skirt band. This waistband extended past the
skirt fabric itself and formed ties for fastening the skirt around the body.
Sokchima was largely made in a similar way to the overskirts until the early 20th century when straps were added.
later developing into a sleeveless bodice or 'reformed' petticoat.
By the mid-20th century, some outer chima had also gained a sleeveless bodice, which was then covered by the jeogori.
Baji refers to the bottom part of the men's hanbok. It is the formal term for 'trousers' in Korean. Compared to
western style pants, it does not fit tightly. The roomy design is aimed at making the clothing ideal for sitting on
It functions as modern trousers do, but nowadays the term baji is commonly used in Korea for any kinds of pants.
There is a band around the waistline of a baji for tying in order to fasten.