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Exploring Korea’s Sartorial Heritage Through Hanbok

Speaker: Jungtaek Lee (Director of London Hanbok)
Date: Thursday 9 November 2023, 6:30 - 8:00pm
KCCUK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Register on Eventbrite
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In celebration of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom, this lecture highlights pivotal moments of cultural convergence, underlining the transformation of hanbok into an iconic emblem of Korean heritage since 1883.

Hanbok, which used to be everyday wear for Koreans, has evolved significantly over time. Notably, the Korean wave, known as Hallyu, has wielded a profound influence on its design. This fusion of traditional attire with modern elements is seen as a key force in showcasing Korean cultural heritage in the 21st century.

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