Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fashion art.. - or 'artsy' visual representation of "The Korean"?

Admitted, I marvel at these photo compositions for Vogue Korea Oct 07 - but.. eerhh, what's with the hair cut and eeerhh.. why do these young women lift up their hanbok skirts with all the connotations implied?

Well, it's probabably part of the cultural heritage trend among the Hallyu produced TV-dramas and movies build on historical events, thus reconstructing and romanticizing the Korean heritage. It's rubbed off on the fashion photos.

P.S. I think these hanboks look similar to the ones I adored in Insadong (the shopping mall with the open yard in the middle and the inside "snail-walk" at the beginning of Insadong street (metro Apkujong). You can find the shop about 2/3 way on the way up - but be warned it's filled with highly expensive and very pastel hanboks of nature silk etc.

P.P.S. The hair cut however, I haven't got a clue where to get that! Paris perhaps! ;)


Blogger soon-young said...

I love your blog! Yeah what's up with the haircuts?

9:27 AM  
Blogger Betsy said...

I actually like the haircuts! But I wonder how it would be to have to pull off something like that every day. It would be fine on the days that one had time (and energy) to style it, but the other 6 days of the week one would have to wear a hat! ;-)

6:34 AM  

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