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2018 Jeonju Hanbok TalkTalk Party

An exclusive party for hanbok (Korean traditional costume) lovers was held in Jeonju last December. The “2018 Jeonju Hanbok TalkTalk Party” consisted of talk concerts by prominent hanbok designers and hanbok dance party with famous DJs. Let’s find out how people have fun in Jeonju!

 

The dress code of the party was, of course, ‘hanbok’. It was impressive that the party rented hanbok to those who don’t have the costume. I also changed into the rented hanbok.

The ‘hanbok funzone’ offered free hanbok makeup for the participants. With the touch of a professional makeup artist, I felt like a movie star about to hit the red carpet. After the makeup, I took the photo in front of the photo zone.

During the first half of the party, hanbok talk concert with people in the hanbok business and hanbok styling show were held. The latter half consisted of hanbok king & queen contest and hanbok DJ dance party.

Hanbok talk concert and hanbok styling show

During the hanbok talk concert, the professionals in the hanbok business and hanbok enthusiasts exchanged opinions. One participant pointed out that, despite the recent ‘modernization’ of hanbok, it’s still considered more ‘conservative’ costume that is somehow outdated and only for special occasions. However, in the overseas, hanbok is received more positively, as something unique and beautiful on its own.

One of the hanbok fans also pointed out that she wants to wear hanbok more often, but it’s generally a bit pricy to wear everyday. One from the hanbok business replied that the high price of hanbok is due to the small number of regular consumers. I look forward to the day when hanbok becomes more popular so that we wear hanbok daily to work, to school, and of course, to go out and to party.

Also, a hanbok stylist gave very practical tips on how to mix and match hanbok with our daily wear and other fashion items. This will help popularizing hanbok.

Hanbok king & queen contest, and hanbok DJ dance party

During the latter half, hanbok king & queen contest and hanbok DJ dance party were held. The lights were concentrated on the people wearing a diverse range of hanbok, from more traditional to more modernized.

It was the first time that I saw the combination of hanbok and electronic dance music. It was very unique, but fun.

We see people wearing hanbok around Jeonju Hanok Village and during Seolnal (the Lunar New Year’s Day). However, hanbok is still uncommon in our everyday life. I shout out to many hanbok designers based in Jeonju, who have been working on popularizing hanbok as a daily wear.

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  • Elysia Toh

    This is super cool! I actually really look forward to the modern hanbok being a more popular design piece. I’m a really big fan of the hanbok design, but currently modern hanbok pieces are way too expensive for me to buy 🙁 I hope such events can inspire more businesses to look into selling modernized hanbok worldwide!

  • izmirK

    This is cool! I guess the reason why less people are wearing hanbok is because of hanbok doesn’t allow lots of mobility compared to daily clothes that we wear. Nevertheless, I do await the day hanbok will be worn more in Korea in the future.

  • Ada Choy

    I think any kind of traditional wear, including hanbok, is so beautiful and holds so much history and meaning. I would love to own one for myself, but yes the price does pose an issue~ I hope that more and more people start sharing the same desire to wear them and then the prices won’t be such an issue. I really do look forward to the day I get to own and wear my own 🙂 They are so beautiful!

  • Bronwyn Pretorius

    I wish my country had more traditional wear like Korea. Hanboks are so intricately made, with so much detail and precision. I have yet to see an unattractive hanbok.

  • Honie Phan

    Every nation has its own traditional custom but Korea knows exactly how to make its customs become more special and popular around the world. I went to Korea the first time about 2 years ago and the first thing I wanted to do is wearing hanbok and wandering around Korean palaces in Seoul.

  • IamNaZza

    I really love Hanbok so much. And I love how Korea encourage people to wear it in everyday life.

  • Iris Jang

    Definitely want to incorporate hanbok in my day-to-day clothing!! So beautiful

  • Melissa

    Looks fun! I know some hanbok can be uncomfortable but it’s worth it because they’re so beautiful 🙂

  • Melissa

    It’s great to keep traditional culture alive!

  • Dimas Yunianto Putro

    The event was sooo nice and cool to attend! It was great to wear hanbok to feel the korean style~~
    Let’s visit Jeonju in 2019 guys!!!

  • Victoria T

    Whoa I’m really into the modern twist that has been added to hanbok, but it would also be nice to see it as common fashion on the streets–the whole outfit is really beautiful!

  • Aysha

    Wow, all the hanboks are beautiful! I especially liked the one that the model was wearing which combines modern clothes and the traditional hanbok hat!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Wearing a Hanbok has been one of the best experiences in Korea. The preparation in order to wear it and even the order in which you need to wear each one of the pieces of cloth is the thing that amazed me the most while visiting a Jeonju. At the end I got beautiful pictures for me, my friends and my family abroad.

  • Marie Boes (Be Marie Korea)

    are there any upcoming similar events happening soon? would love to visit

  • Joshua Garcia

    Fashion and tradition: Amazing

  • Wearing a hanbuk on the street was really uncommon and there was always some strange glances from the passer by! These days there are many hanbuk rental shops and SNS encouraging locals and tourist to wear hanbuk for photoshooting which I think is really good. I wish the market could sell cheaper hanbuk so I could afford to buy one for myself!!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Great cultural events, Only in jeonju

  • I would suggest Korea can organise a hanbuk day where everyone is encouraging to wear hanbuk on a certain day! It would be awesome to see everyone on the street wearing hanbuk even in the working area!

  • Shana Trương

    The modern twist to the hanbok looks nice.

  • Ely

    In case anyone is interested, I managed to find a website that sells modern spins of the Korean Hanbok! https://www.kooding.com/Women/Modern-Hanbok/ I’m extremely tempted to order it online and have it shipped to my airbnb, keke! The designs are absolutely gorgeous, ahhhhhh

  • Samki Y

    I wonder if the presentations had an interpreter for foreigners. It would be nice to understand what they were talking about.

  • Silvia

    I think it is really amazing that Korean people still treasure Hanbok so much. Back home the majority of people dont even own a traditional costume and more than that, they dont even seem interested in wearing it even once. I really appreciate Korean mindset for treasuring the past so well

    • Charles Churro Yoo

      Same. I know what you mean

  • Joshua Garcia

    Nothing like seeing the young generations embracing their country´s traditions, something that is not very popular in other countries, sadly

  • Joshua Garcia

    totally gotta try this someday

  • Veronica H. Padron

    The hanboks are so pretty! I hope one day I can try one like this and also model it for an event like this! Count me on!

  • Charles Churro Yoo

    Really wished I saw this event before hand. I would’ve definitely went.

  • Loveday Farmer

    the hanbok in the korea really are so beautiful.

  • Hanbok is so comfortable to wear and walk!!

  • I personally tried wearing hanbok for twice and still hoping to wear again whenever i have the chance!!

  • If hanbok is under the reasonable price level, i think many people would definitely love to wear on it daily!

  • I always think that children looks very cute in hanbok!!! mini hanbok ~

  • Is there many korean wearing hanbok during chuseok?

  • bora 🍓

    Hanboks are such pieces of art and the creativity behind each one of them are so special. With tourism in Korea rising more and more, it’s incredibly frequent to catch tourists wearing hanboks at popular tourism locations and it’s so charming seeing them enjoying their outfit.

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish i could try those pretty hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    my mom used to say: “son, when you go to korea, wear an hanbok”

  • Joshua Garcia

    my father likes how i look on a hanbok, very “elegant” he says

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish this was the bus stop post, so i could post things about the bus stop

  • Shielfa

    It such a good idea to introduce foreigner and local people wearing hanbok into daily wear

  • Shielfa

    “Modern hanbok” the mixing traditional and modern style these day

  • Joshua Garcia

    i wish I could look so nice in a habok

  • Joshua Garcia

    take me out on a date on jeonju with a hanbok

  • Joshua Garcia

    take me anywhere I could wear a hanbok in my heart

  • Joshua Garcia

    like how people wear those hanboks just for fun and not only for ceremonies

  • Joshua Garcia

    omg, nothing better like a hanbok in summer

  • Joshua Garcia

    I get dizzy just to look at a hanbok, so stunning

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish my parents could wear hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    bad kids like me like to wear hanboks for fun

  • Joshua Garcia

    traditions in jeonju, just the best

  • Joshua Garcia

    would like to see bands like bts wearing hanboks more frequently

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    Just take a look at modern looks of traditional hanbok

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    Korean traditional costume Hanbok is one of the most popular attributes of the Korean Culture, and this place allows to dive into it even harder.

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    It is really great that they provide free professional makeup that suits the costumes better, so that you can take amazing photos

  • Grace S

    Hanboks are so eye-appealing

  • Grace S

    The gold designs on the hanboks are such a nice detail, really accentuates the whole piece

  • Grace S

    So jealous of everyone who took beautiful hanbok pictures

  • Grace S

    I think having the hanbok designers attending this party was a great idea!

  • Grace S

    I’ve seen a lot of people wear hanbok in the hanok village in Jeonju, and it’s so nice to see 🙂

  • Grace S

    People that match their hanbok are so cute~

  • Grace S

    I hope they hold these types of events more frequently in the future~~

  • Indeed a city that represents hanbok.

  • Joshua Garcia

    hanbok is in my soul

  • Joshua Garcia

    hanbok became a part of the pop culture

  • Joshua Garcia

    can i wear a hanbok now

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna see me wear a hanbok, wanna see me wear it again

  • Joshua Garcia

    it aint too much to say that hanboks are pretty

  • Joshua Garcia

    i will marry in a hanbok

  • Joshua Garcia

    guess that korean people love hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    gimme the hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    there is no time, take this hanbok and lets go

  • Joshua Garcia

    need like 2 or 3 of these to show my family

  • Joshua Garcia

    my dad likes hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    my mom likes hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    all my family have tried them and wanna do it again

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna take this time to tell you all that my gf loves jeonju and its hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    Wearing a Hanbok has been one of the best experiences in Korea.

  • Joshua Garcia

    hink any kind of traditional wear, including hanbok, is so beautiful

  • Joshua Garcia

    Every nation has its own traditional custom but Korea knows exactly how to make its customs become more special

  • Joshua Garcia

    it would also be nice to see it as common fashion

  • Joshua Garcia

    I love how Korea encourage people to wear it in everyday life.

  • Joshua Garcia

    know some hanbok can be uncomfortable but it’s worth it

  • Joshua Garcia

    It was great to wear hanbok to feel the korean style

  • Joshua Garcia

    With tourism in Korea rising more and more, it’s incredibly frequent to catch tourists wearing hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    show me the hanbok

  • Joshua Garcia

    m extremely tempted to order a hanbok online

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish they had it on extra large

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna go and get a hanbok in jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    tell me if you can buy me hanbok or not

  • Joshua Garcia

    ill speak to anybody who wanna listen about hanboks

  • Joshua Garcia

    fashion and tradition

  • Joshua Garcia

    Glad to be part of korean traditions

  • Joshua Garcia

    love this place and love its traditions

  • Joshua Garcia

    traditions are the best part of a country

  • Joshua Garcia

    koreans are awesome

  • Joshua Garcia

    korean girls look so cute in a hanbok

  • Joshua Garcia

    what if we all get hanboks and have a hanbok party

  • Joshua Garcia

    how do you spell hanbok = L.O.V.E

  • Joshua Garcia

    love this things

  • Joshua Garcia

    15,000 people wearing hanboks in jeonju last 2015, world record btw

  • Joshua Garcia

    lets just take jeonju as an example for the world promoting traditions

  • Joshua Garcia

    korean trends are weird but this is so nice because it embraces traditions and that is good for any county

  • Joshua Garcia

    i once had a hanbok but it escaped, i felt so sad that i wanted to go to jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna experience korean culture in jeonu

  • Joshua Garcia

    another nice souvenir is hanbok but they tend to be expensive

  • Thandar Aung

    wow nice party to celebrate with traditional dress.

  • Thandar Aung

    i would like to experience that party

  • Thandar Aung

    wearing hanbok and being a princess lol

  • Joshua Garcia

    wearing a hanbok an being a price

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna be the king of jeonju !!!

  • Joshua Garcia

    jeonju is the best place to wear a hanbok according to the times magazine in 2017

  • Joshua Garcia

    heard that twice came once wearing hanboks as part of a jeonju city event

  • Joshua Garcia

    this is just jeonju-tastic

  • Joshua Garcia

    i wanna be as fashion as these guys someday !

  • Joshua Garcia

    when i grow up, i will be as nice as these people

  • Joshua Garcia

    please inform us up front next time these events happen so we can all go

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna be fashion and setsi as these people and take pictures and be free

  • Joshua Garcia

    i just wanna love and have some fun with a nice person ohhh ohhh ohhh that is all i want

  • Joshua Garcia

    HANBOKS FOR EVERYBODY! ILL PAY

  • Joshua Garcia

    yesss, make up on guys, what a good idea

  • Joshua Garcia

    please take me there and make me beautiful

  • Joshua Garcia

    this kind of events are needed

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish i could just go and participate here as well

  • Tetiana Slusar

    Indeed, wearing hanbok on daily basis is not common. However, every time while visiting Jeonju I could see so many people wearing this traditional clothing. I felt from them some special dignity and happiness shining on their faces and eyes while wearing hanbok. It is a great idea to organize hanbok talktalk party not only to popularize the hanbok but to share each others opinions and suggestions.

  • Joshua Garcia

    wonder if we need to register of just on first to come first serve

  • Joshua Garcia

    this is not very common but is part of the traditions in jeonju which are nice and fun

  • Joshua Garcia

    traditonal clothings are so pretty

  • Joshua Garcia

    people really feel pround of their clothes

  • Joshua Garcia

    talk party to get to know people in korea and its traditions

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna wear some of those clothes

  • Joshua Garcia

    really this city has so much to offer, wow

  • Joshua Garcia

    im not sure but i heard that you can rent hanboks for cheap prices in jeonju

  • Thandar Aung

    i’m kind of dont like party . but this party attracting me to go

  • Thandar Aung

    best party to see korean hanbok in variety

  • Thandar Aung

    can see the handsome oppas in hanbok lol

  • Thandar Aung

    korean guys looks good in their traditional costume

  • Thandar Aung

    so good that we know about those kind of events via this event

  • Thandar Aung

    will try to experience everything from this event

  • John John

    this is like a fashion runway but in hanbok 😂😂

  • John John

    I personally love hanbok! So much history to it and the diverse colors and patterns always pique up my interest!

  • Sara Rousalova

    I recently got to explore the modern fashion of Hanbok and I think these events are really great at promoting such beautiful tradition and allowing it to stay popular 🙂