Korean fashion is a hodgepodge of prints, patterns, and colors from influences all over the world as celebrities become more in tune with their inner fashionista. Despite this, the traditional Korean clothing has not lose its flavor, especially in special occasions like the New Year.
Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress worn on holidays such as Chuseok and most recently, the New Year’s celebrations. Even the younger Kpop idols took to wearing the hanbok, and they know how to work at it too.
Members of Kpop idol group Girl’s Day wore the hanbok to wish their fans a Happy New Year! The girls lined up and smiled for a good luck picture. The cheerful colors of the hanbok matched the girls’ youthful vibes—the apple green and fuchsia combination, golden yellow and royal blue printed hanbok, bright red and jade green hanbok and more feminine crisp white and cobalt blue hanbok.
Members of girl group Hello Venus wished their fans good luck in the New Year also sporting the hanbok in colorful versions. Members Lime, Yoonjo, and Yooyoung posed for a quirky New Year’s greeting, donning hanbok in lime green and fuchsia with gray piping, one in pretty purple with a dainty purple collar with flower embroidery and fur trim, and a yellow and fuchsia hanbok with a black sash.
The modern details and fun colors made the traditional dress look great with the young idols’ colored hairstyles and cute expressions, proving that traditional dress can be a fashion statement too.
Happy New Year!