Hanbok

I hate to say it, but I think Kara look better in the dangling-braces outfits they wore for their “Mister” routine than in these strange hanbok creations http://t.co/zGD38d8 # Keywords: Musicians: KARA Other tags: Hanbok

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Contemporary Hanbok by Kim Nam-hee of Dolsinai

by Philip Gowman 30 July 2011
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Confession time. I really don’t find some traditional hanbok designs appealing. But these modern designs by Kim Nam-hee of Dolsinai look good: http://bit.ly/qqJ6iX # Keywords: General post tags: Hanbok

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

by Events Editor 6 June 2011
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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. […]

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Shilla Hotel in hanbok gaffe

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2011
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This is unbelievable: Seoul’s Shilla hotel bans hanbok from its restaurant for health & safety reasons. Big mistake. (via Marmot's Hole) http://bit.ly/dTkkaS #: Keywords: General post tags: Hanbok

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Hanbok designs by Park Sul-nyeo in aquarium fashion shoot

by Philip Gowman 29 August 2010
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The flowing lines of hanbok take on a new meaning in this underwater fashion show celebrating the opening of the Lotte Department Store at Cheongnyangni Station, Seoul. Beautiful. http://bit.ly/9Ec5JC #       Hanbok designs by Park Sul-nyeo. All photos via Yonhap / Reuters Keywords: Artists: Park Sul-nyeo Other tags: Hanbok

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Makgeolli, maeuntang and a fashion show

by Philip Gowman 21 August 2010
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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 […]

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Indieful RoK in the Herald Biz

by Philip Gowman 26 October 2009
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Yup, that's me in the HeraldBiz. In a hanbok a bit too small while drinking tea the traditional Korean way — confesses Anna Lindgren of @Indiefulrok. http://u8grq.tk # Keywords: General post tags: Hanbok

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A celebration of food, fashion and music

by Philip Gowman 13 July 2009
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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 […]

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Hanbok by Lee Rhee-Za

by Peter Corbishley 20 November 2007
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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 […]

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

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2007
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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, […]

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Royal College of Art hanbok show

by Events Editor 27 October 2007

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 […]

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The Han Style campaign

by Philip Gowman 23 October 2007
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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 […]

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