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’

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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