The first of its kind to appear in English, this spectacular, detailed volume in full colour celebrating the richness and variety of traditional Korean garments, ornaments and footwear dating back to the Joseon Dynasty will be widely welcomed. It contains over 600 drawings and 200 plates, with detailed commentaries and specific measurements, as well as method of production.
Lee Kyung Ja, born in 1938, began her education at Ewha Womans University, where she specialized in home economics. She earned her master's degree in clothing and textiles at the school. After she completed the course work for fashion design at the Pratt Institute in New York, she received her PhD in clothing and textiles at Hanyang University. She has held various posts: she was the president of the Graduate School of Design at Ewha Womans University, the head of the Ewha Color Design Research Institute and of the Ewha Fashion Design Research Institute, the president of the Korean Society of Costume and a professor at Ewha until she retired. She has written extensively on Korean costume and fashion.
Hong Na Young, born in 1958, was educated at Ewha Womans University where she received a PhD in clothing and textiles. She began teaching at Silla University and the University of Incheon, and currently teaches in the department of clothing and textiles at Ewha Womans University. She also serves as a member of the editorial staff for the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, and as a trustee of the Korean Society of Costume, and of The Korean Research Society of Excavated Costumes.
Chang Sook Hwan, born in 1940, began her education at Ewha Womans University majoring in history and received her master's degree in clothing and textiles at the same school. She completed the course work for her PhD at Seoul Women's University. Currently, she is an associate professor and director of the Chang Pudeok Memorial Gallery at Ewha Womans University. She has curated several domestic and international exhibitions of traditional accessories.
Introduction; Headdresses; Hair Ornaments; Accessories; Shoes; Jackets and Vests; Pants, Skirts and Socks; Coats; Authors' Biographies; Glossary; Bibliography