Robes of Joseon’s Princes and Princesses

Joseon is not only one of the most famous Korean dynasties but is also a continuous inspiration in terms of royal costume. Joseon’s many princes and princesses wore several robes that varied according to one’s status within the palace. Clothes of San, the eldest son of the crown prince. In the early Joseon dynasty, the…

The wedding of crown prince Jungjo’s 10 year old son

  248 years ago, 1762 in winter, January’s Hanyang was celebrating a wedding of 10-year son of crown prince successor’s wedding for the first time after the establishment of Joseon. In January, 2010, the Korean Royal Costume Research Institute revived costumes in the wedding. King Jungjo was a grandson whom King Yeongjo had in three…

A 30 year anniversary fashion show

한국궁중복식연구원 30주년 기념 패션쇼
30 year anniversary fashion show of the Korean Royal Costume Research Institute

Wedding robes for the king

Jeongjo’s formal ceremonial gown for the wedding show five patterns that represent the responsibilities of the king.

Uigwe, what they left behind

  A Poem 지나간 왕조 Past dynasty, 보이는 유물들 전란에 사라졌으나 all visible relics war destroyed, 누가 짐작이라도 했으랴 who would have imagined that 수백년전 궁의 한 전각에서 in an royal palace from a few hundred years ago 밤낮없이 놀린 붓끝의 글씨가 the ceaseless writing of the tip of a brush, 누실되고 산재된 자료에 생명을…

Into the royal wardrobe

As Chief Researcher of the Korean Royal Costume Research Institute, I’m always looking for opportunities to introduce Korean tradition to younger generations or other cultures. An interesting event I wanted to share here on this blog is an “Into the royal wardrobe” event hosted at the Korean Royal Costume Research Institute three years ago(I can’t believe…