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Baeja, the beauty of Korea – traditional and contemporary fashion at the KCC

An interesting two-week exhibition coming up at the KCC:

The Korean Cultural Centre (UK) is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Baeja, the Beauty of Korea, organised by Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation (hereafter, ‘Arumjigi’).

Baeja, the beauty of Korea

Arumjigi is a non-profit organization located in Seoul, Korea. It strives to preserve and present the delights of Korea’s Cultural Heritage. Baeja, the Beauty of Korea is its first overseas exhibition. The exhibition reveals the beauty of Korea’s traditional clothing, reviving them with a modern twist. Baeja refers to the sleeveless vest of simple design from the hanbok, each exquisitely made in various colours and materials. It has long showed the elegance of Korea clothing expressed with unstrained individuality.

The exhibition presents three forms of baeja:

  • traditional baeja by master artisans,
  • Ms. JIN Tae Ok’s modernized works based on tradition and
  • the modern baeja by young designers who have reinterpreted this tradition.

Participating Artists

Traditional baeja : KU Nam Ok, YOO Sun Hee, LEE Hong Soon, JANG Jung Youn, JUNG Mal Sook

Modern baeja : JIN Tae Ok, KO Kate Yunju, KIM Jae Hwan, PARK Hwan Sung, LEE Chung Chung, Sean LEE, CHOI JI Hyung, CHOI Jin Woo, HEO Hwan

Shoes : SUH Kyung Hee

Displayed by SUE Young Hee

Hosted by Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation

Supported by Kumho Asiana, Korean Cultural Centre UK, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Arts Council Korea

The exhibition runs June 11, 2011 ~ June 21, 2011

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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