Hanbok Tradition Week 2022 kicks off in 36 cities worldwide
|An official poster for Hanbok Tradition Week 2022, working from Monday till Sunday / Courtesy of Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism
By Park Han-sol
Hanbok Tradition Week 2022, a nationwide pageant held each October since 2018 to advertise the wonder and historical past of Korean conventional clothes, started its seven-day run on Monday. This 12 months’s version is ready to be staged far past the confines of Seoul, with a sequence of hanbok-related occasions kicking off concurrently throughout 36 main cities in 17 international locations.
Organized by the Korea Craft and Design Basis (KCDF), this 12 months’s pageant comes after the nation’s Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) designated the cultural practices related to the normal apparel, often called “hanbok life-style,” as nationwide intangible cultural heritage again in July.
Occasions in Seoul will primarily unfold at HiKR Floor, a newly established promotional corridor for Korean popular culture outfitted with prolonged actuality know-how, on the coronary heart of the town close to the Cheonggye Stream.
The constructing homes a handful of particular hanbok-themed exhibitions in the meanwhile. On view are clothes gadgets from Netflix’s zombie interval drama “Kingdom” set within the mid-Joseon period (1392-1910), kids’s conventional apparel created by famend hanbok designer Kim In-ja, and handmade hanbok-clad dolls produced by Korea’s first-generation artwork toy designer Lee Chan-woo who goes by the alias of, Coolrain.
As soon as guests attain the corridor’s second flooring, decked with a Okay-pop studio, they will attempt on a wardrobe of hanbok costumes to movie their very own music movies. The fifth-floor lounge provides craft classes on Korean knot bracelets and keychains that may be worn as ornamental gadgets together with conventional clothes.
On Friday, lecturers, designers and performers who’ve contributed to the promotion of the nation’s nationwide costume will likely be acknowledged at an awards ceremony ― together with Professor Cho Hyo-sook of Gachon College, CEO Hwang Yi-seul of latest hanbok model Leesle, trot singer Track Ga-in and Okay-pop lady group Oh My Lady.
The ceremony will likely be adopted by an out of doors hanbok vogue present and a Okay-pop live performance, that includes Dynamic Duo and soloist Ha:tfelt, a former member of the lady group Marvel Women.
Along with Seoul, practically 20 different cities worldwide will have fun Hanbok Tradition Week 2022 with their very own model of vogue exhibits, performances, screenings and exhibitions. These embrace Seattle, Vancouver, New Delhi, London, Sao Paulo, Budapest and Abu Dhabi.