DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
"MinCho" represents the zeitgeist of the ordinary people, who suffered hardships between social classes in the early 19th Century in Korea. My Prêt-à-porter collection presents a fusion of deep Korean heritage and Western classic design, which deviates from the traditional Asian-style design.
Korea’s traditional dress, Han-Bok, was the main inspiration. The collection was focused on the Han-Bok of the more common class. Special characteristics of Han-Bok are that it is layered, wraps around without being restrictive, and uses ribbons for tying and untying the dress.
Han-Bok colors vary by the social class, and off-white was worn by the common class. The color, white, represents pure, clean, bright, and innocent image of the commoners. Though the applied tones are similar, the variation of Wool, silk, Alpaca, Angora, Jean, and Cotton adds a playful component.