* Date : 2014-09-09
KIM Ji-won is a celebrated costume designer, who has been demonstrating the beauty of hanbok, or the traditional Korean dress, through traditional Korean theater. While specializing in Korean Dance in university, she decided to minor in Costume Design in her second year, specifically to learn more about hanbok. For the graduation show, she personally designed and made the hanboks for herself and her fellow dance students and received an explosive response.
Instead of pursuing dance, she opened a small hanbok shop in Jongno-gu, Seoul, after obtaining her degree and began designing hanbok costumes for traditional Korean dance performances. She received praise for her brilliant designs that perfectly suited the individual body types and the distinct concept of the theater pieces.
KIM Ji-won has gained recognition with the Best Ceremonial Robe Prize at the Korea Traditional Art Awards, and became the first to hold a hanbok fashion show at the Yokohama Noh Theater. She also took part in the fashion show held in Paris under the title "The Queen of Joseon, Goes to Paris," which was organized by the National Brand Committee of Korea.
Tune into The INNERview to meet KIM Ji-won, the "ambassador of Korean culture and national costume," who adds more brilliance to the elegant hanboks with creative designs and splendid colors!