Wednesday, November 3, 2010

G20 beautified by Hanbok designs

Designer Lee Young-hee (Left) and her latest collection (Photo: Maison de Lee Young Hee)

The grounds of the historic Changdeok Palace will turn into a venue for a Hanbok fashion show for spouses of G20 national leaders to enjoy the delicate and sophisticated beauty of Korea’s national costume.

Korea’s most acclaimed Hanbok designers will present their some of their newest designs at the show, along with some classic pieces. Lee Young-hee, the world famous 74-year-old veteran Hanbok designer, will send a few new ramie dresses down the runway. Lee debuted internationally in 1993, and since then she has presented her designs at more than 400 fashion shows around the world. Her designs, some of which have been donated to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., are renowned for their elegant modern styling and traditional dye techniques. The colorful designs of Kim Young-seok will also be featured in the show.

The G20 Hanbok Fashion Show is organized and supported by Kim Yoon-ok, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea. Kim has been actively promoting Korean traditional culture, and hopes that the event will help raise interest in Hanbok.

By Hwang Dana Staff Writer

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