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Bring the second day this year of Coachella K-Pop girls group: the end is near Blackpink They made history on Saturday when they became first Asian group to perform in the United States. headline The festival. To a crowd of, reportedly, over 125,000 people, Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé used the ground-breaking moment to pay homage to Korean Onstage heritage in hanboksA traditional dress.

The garments are ripped off after a few minutes of the opening song. “Pink Venom,” The message was already being received by fans around the world before the Dolce and Gabbana custom outfits were revealed. Screenshots The moment spread quickly among Blackpink Blinks superfans is another name for Blinks. “The way they stepped onto the biggest western stage in hanboks … literally proved their place at the top of the industry,” Tweet one Blink “Blackpink really are in a league of their own.”

OUWR and Kumdanje designed the hanboks The Cheol-lik shape inspired us. Credit: Kumdanje/OUW

One called group “Korea’s cultural delegation” Instagram in Referring to the hanboks There are other visual cues in their show as well, for example one stage backdrop with an angular tiling roof that is reminiscent of traditional roofing. Korean architecture.

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who are using public transport. Blackpink The rise of the band to international fame has been meteoric. According to Guinness World RecordsThe group has the highest-viewed YouTube music channel and is currently the most popular female group in Spotify. The first K-Pop girl group to ever reach the number one spot in America was this group last year. in The UK and US Album Charts, in Track 2020 “How You Like That” YouTube video became most-viewed on the site in 24 hours. The group was also wearing modernized clothing. hanboksKim Danha is the designer of this product. in The scene from the video. The landmark show they played over the weekend was in It is a continuation of another important milestone. In 2019, the group became first K-pop female group ever to perform at Coachella Or any other US Festival.

Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell’s Union Jack Mini dress is the perfect stage costume that can last forever in Public memory. They are especially memorable when they’re worn during a momentous career milestone. At another moment of transition Coachella performance — Beyonce’s 2018 headline set — the singer’s custom Balmain collegiate-style yellow hoodie was a joyful nod to Black culture, specifically historically Black colleagues and universities.

There are four members of the black group hanboks South Korean The pattern brand OUWR is traditional. Korean dressmakers Kumdanje. Each garment is hand-embroidered in metallic traditional embroidery inspired by the Cheollik silhouette. Korean The dan-cheong pattern and the peony (a royal symbol) are amongst these motifs. in Korea). “It was our pleasure and such an honor to be able to show the beautiful values of Korea and Hanbok together,” Designers wrote in A combined Instagram post. “Blackpink showed the beauty of Korea and dazzled the world.”
The stage design was another acknowledgement of Korean heritage.

Stage design is another way to acknowledge the importance of Korean heritage. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Korea hanboks They are often worn on special occasions. TV dramas. Designers are involved in many TV dramas in The country has also produced contemporary versions that can be worn in everyday life. JULYCOLUMN’s collection for Fall-Winter 202023, presented at Seoul Fashion Week drew from hanbok’s voluminous shapes to design structured jackets as well as shirts. The collection was launched in September. Korean BlueTamburin introduced the traditional Korean garments to an audience in Western countries by creating its Spring/Summer 2023 Collection exclusively with hanbok.

Whether you’re a devoted Blink or not, the looks marked a moment of Asian visibility, recognition of traditional craftsmanship and a powerful example of feeling seen through fashion — representing Korean Culture and symbolically embraces both the past and the future.

After the performance and after addressing the audience in between numbers in The two-hour long performance was a success. Blackpink The set is finished in Korean: “Until now, it has been Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé Blackpink. Thank you.”

Image: Blackpink Perform at the First Weekend of Coachella After removing the semblance of their 2023 hanboks.