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In this series of images, I have posed street-cast young Korean women dressed in the traditional Hanbok. Hanbok is a centuries old traditional apparel unique to Korea. Mostly, Hanbok was brilliant in its bright colourings, but subdued in its flowing lines and the way it hid the body shape. Some wore Hanbok made from un-dyed plain cloth. Those wearing it were referred to as 'white-clad people'. As it was a common form of attire the upper classes wore jewellery to separate themselves from the common people.
Nowadays Hanbok is often worn during national holidays and on festive occasions, although I was also told that some high schools have recently adopted it for their school uniforms. In the past women would wear wigs, but today they wear their hair tightly knotted high on their head or loose, both held in place with a long pin