revival and modernization of ancient chinese clothing

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Traditional ancient Chinese clothing or “Hanfu” had been seen wear by youth around Beijing and Guangzhou, China. The revival and modernization of ancient Chinese clothing is a small trend happening in China region. Started as an experiment by students from university had become follow up fashion trend by today youth, although the number of participation is minimal, you could see few are wearing ancient Chinese clothing around Beijing street.

With the popularity of fantasy epic drama such as Ten miles of peach blossom (Eternal Love), its no surprise people had no hesitation to wear the ancient clothing just like the character in drama. If you’ve seen the drama, you’ll know how stunning and beautiful the character are wearing the ancient clothing, especially Dilraba Dilmurat, who portrait Red Fox Princess in eternal love.

ten miles of peach blossom (eternal love)

Ten miles of peach blossom (Eternal Love)

Although there’s still some perceptive view on people wearing ancient Chinese clothing, Kang Wei, a commerce and management student at Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu, Sichuan province, wore Hanfu clothing almost everyday and received the strange eye every now and then but she’s fine and happy people looking at her.

kang wei Hanfu enthusiast

“Its like cosplay but i wear it on everyday activity and life”
says Kang Wei, Hanfu enthusiast

However don’t think taking care of ancient Chinese clothing or Hanfu is an easy task since most Hanfu were made of thin fabric and some silk material, many user who own a Hanfu said washing the cloth is the most difficult task, cannot machine wash, must use the old traditional way, by hand if you do not want to ruin the cloth. Some needed an expert cleaner to take care of the cloth washing, yes it is that delicate, well you can imagine how people from ancient era washed their cloth.

In 2015, members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress proposed making ‘Hanfu’ a China’s national dress and suggest all university and academic should mandatory to have student wear Hanfu style clothing.

Read also: Fashion Trend Of Chinese Clothing Throughout History

However. Wang Tingting, an online broadcaster from Chongqing in southwestern China, said she had been wearing Hanfu regularly for several years, but preferred to see it as the traditional dress of the Han people, not as a fashion style that represented all Chinese.

“Making Hanfu China’s national dress could be misleading, as if it was promoting Han nationalism and that could lead to ethnic conflicts,”
says Wang Tingting, an online broadcaster from Chongqing in southwestern China

Final conclusion

Fashion is fashion, there’s no need to political the subject. Young people of China just want to experience the feeling of wearing their heritage of ancient Chinese clothing, there is no need to associate them with Han, Ching or ethnic form.

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Traditional ancient Chinese clothing or 'Hanfu' had been seen wear by youth around Beijing and Guangzhou, China. The revival and modernization of ancient Chinese clothing is a small trend happening in China region. Started as an experiment by students from university had become follow up fashion trend by today...