Foyles Korean Culture Month 2019

As last year, Foyles is running a Korean Culture Month to launch the Autumn, in collaboration with the KCC. Four events, of which the first has sold out. K-Pop Dance Workshop with LoKo Friday 4th October 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT | Free […]

Kingston School of Art and Royal School of Needlework collaborate with Hanbok Advancement Centre

The first stage of an innovative collaboration between the Hanbok Advancement Centre, Kingston School of Art and the Royal School of Needlework had its first public exhibition last week at Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery. The collaboration was the brainchild of Justina Jang, who through Korean British Cultural Exchange shares Korean culture with London and […]

Hanbok-inspired fashion on show in Kingston University

An international project in which the Royal School of Needlework collaborated with the Korean Hanbok Advancement Centre, KBCE and Kingston University, has offered a unique opportunity for students to create exhibitable works which creatively reinterpreted elements of the traditional Korean dress (Hanbok) using both traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques. The finished pieces by Kingston […]

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’). Arumjigi is a non-profit organization located in Seoul, Korea. It strives to preserve and present the delights of Korea’s Cultural Heritage. […]

Makgeolli, maeuntang and a fashion show

We sit outside in a pavilion overlooking the river as the sun goes down over the hamlet of Saengcho in the north of Sancheong County, picnicking on tiny deep-fried fish with the usual kimchi side dishes, all washed down with makgeolli. We are waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. Morgan and Yoseph […]

A celebration of food, fashion and music

Outside the Banqueting House, two Choson dynasty guards in colourful robes stood to attention to welcome the hundreds of guests. Inside, Han Style and Korean hospitality was waiting. It was in this prestigious venue that the Embassy and Cultural Centre had chosen to launch the Korean food offensive in the UK, in an evening entitled […]

Hanbok by Lee Rhee-Za

Hanbok by Lee Rhee-Za: an exhibition in the seminar rooms of the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore SW7 2EU. Review by Peter Corbishley In fact this is three, or perhaps, at least at the opening event, three and a half, exhibitions rolled into one. The first was a display of copies of garments typically […]

Hanbok day at the V&A – reader reviews and photos

Because of vacation and some railway engineering work LKL’s usual correspondents were unable to cover yesterday’s V&A Korean culture day. This post is therefore an open invitation to anyone who did manage to go along to please leave your comments or observations below. The Korean Cultural Centre UK, who supported the event, took some photos, […]

Royal College of Art hanbok show

Further details of the event at the Royal College of Art. Fashion from the Far East: Hanbok by Lee Rhee-Za 3-8 November 2007 Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU 10am-6pm ‘Hanbok’: Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress. It is characterized by […]

Han style comes to London

It seems that Hanbok events are like buses. You wait for ages, and then three come along at once. The first week in November brings the opportunity to (1) admire, (2) try on and (3) buy your own (genuine antique) hanbok, at (1) the Royal College of Art, (2) the V&A and (3) Linda Wrigglesworth. […]

The Han Style campaign

Realising that the Hallyu may not last for ever, and recognising that the best marketers do not stake the financial health of the company on just one product, the Culture and Tourism ministry earlier this year decided to diversify their product portfolio. Recognising that some of the key differentiating features of Korean culture are designated […]