The BTS Style Guide To Wear Hanbok
BTS, a name very difficult to forget these days. They are worldwide famous and make tours all around the world. Their concerts are sold out just in minutes. A friend of mine called me from the Netherlands to tell me that their tickets sold out way faster than the tickets for the Beyoncé concert. Yes, as you read it. They are taking over the music world and we need to start paying attention.
While BTS spends so much time overseas, due to their countless world tours and promotions, they have never lost touch with their Korean roots. Hanbok, the traditional Korean dresses, are everywhere to be found now. Two members of BTS, Suga, and Junkook made it clear in a recent interview that they want to spread Korea’s culture around the world.
Today we are going to talk about BTS and the top moments when they rocked their way with a modern hanbok, giving the traditional clothes a fashionable style. During the Melon Music Awards 2018 (MMA), Jimin appeared on stage to dance the bachaechum dance, which is a traditional Korean form of dance that is done along with the fans.
Moreover, it was not until the music video of Idol where BTS presented the full force of an authentic Korean experience. Fully packed with traditional Korean elements, the music video revealed the beauty of modern hanbok to the world.
Dancing in the music video, the BTS members worn a stylish modern hanbok made of simple black fabric lined with gold. When the video came out, the foreign media realized and started to engage with Korea’s cultural traditions and appreciate the cultural insight. With the song Idol, BTS spread the Korean culture on a global scale.
Furthermore, there is a Korean traditional holiday called Chuseok. During Chuseok, BTS greeted their fans in various styles of modernized Korean dresses – similar to what they wore in the Idol video.
Don’t they look handsome in the modern hanbok? Do you think these efforts will boost up the popularity of hanbok in the world?
Let me know your opinion and let’s start a conversation!