Here are some photos of my handmade Korean clothes featured in Vogue Korea, 2011!
A male royal dancer is wearing a silk outer coat in deep purple and an inner coat. On his shoulders he wears shoulder ornaments made of goose feathers. During the reign of King Sejong during the Chosun dynasty in Korea, it was deemed inappropriate for girls to perform dance in front of men, so boys younger than the age of 10 years old were trained hard in order to dance at events and royal parties.
Another royal dancer is wearing three layers of outerwear. From the outside, he has on a vested coat, a long-sleeved red coat, and a short jacket. Layering was a very important concept in the history of Korean hanbok, signifying formality. Even dancers would wear several layers of clothing.
A female dancer is wearing a light green performing coat with 5-colored sleeves.
Vogue Korea, January 2007
Photographed by Jung Yong Sun, Styling by Suh Young hee