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Modern Korean Joseon-Ot.
Modern Korean Joseon-Ot.
Functional and Aesthetic aspects of my design.
Functional and Aesthetic aspects of my design.
Details of my final design.
Details of my final design.
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I have designed these pieces to communicate the concept of artistry being a significant attribute in Korean formal-wear. There are two main components of the women’s Korean Joseon-Ot, it is composed of the Jeogori (jacket) and the Chima (skirt). I designed, painted, and sublimated Magnolia Sieboldii flowers, the national flower of Korea, on the upper-bodice of the dress to highlight the cultural belief that decorative patterns would foretell the wearer’s wishes. The Joseon-Ot, which changes only faintly according to seasons, social status, marital status, and age, is highly regarded for it’s creative design and overall elegance. The core of the Joseon-Ot is it’s unique shape, vibrant colours, and singular decorative features. Throughout the research process, I developed an absolute adoration for the traditional modest shape and complex decorative knots. I aimed to respectfully honour Korea’s intricate textile practices whilst redesigning the Joseon-Ot with intention of modernising it.

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