below is an excerpt about the revivial of a korean traditional dress~~ from the cnn travel
Color as design
Rather than embroidery, which was reserved for royal wear, color is the most important element.
“Hanbok is all about color,” says Lee Young Hee. “The color is the design. It’s not about what’s stuck on it.
“And we need to know where they’re going, and for what occasion they’re wearing it. Our clothes are more difficult to wear than Western clothing.”
Lee uses natural dyes for her hanbok to create beautiful, traditional colors, even though, as a pioneer of modern hanbok design, her hanbok can also be unconventional, as her “wind dresses” in the gallery above.