From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment
From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment
Fashion

How Blackpink and BTS are bringing back the hanbok, a traditional Korean garment that K-pop fans around the world are falling in love with

  • The hanbok is normally worn on special occasions, but it has become a trendy fashion item thanks to K-pop stars like Blackpink and period K-dramas
  • Although many embrace the modern take on hanbok that makes it easier to dance in, some are worried it means the outfit ‘is losing its place in society’

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From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment
From Blackpink (pictured) to BTS, K-pop groups and Korean period dramas are making the hanbok – the traditional Korean costume – a popular item to wear from the US to China. Photo: YG Entertainment
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