Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tang Dynasty Summer Ruqun - 朱雀 (Zhuque)

It's finally the holidays and I'm working on another design for a Tang Dynasty costume - something more youthful and energetic this time.

Red and green is a classic colour combinations for Hanfu and Korean garb - probably due to their auspicious symbolism and connotations. In Korea, this combination of red and green is commonly worn by young ladies at their "coming-of-age" ceremonies - green signifies having many children, and red signifies defeating evil. For the Chinese, green signifies vitality and energy, while red signifies good fortune.

Here is my design and mood board for the costume. I decided to use turqoise instead of green to create a more modern and fresh colour scheme. Let me know what you think!

(click to enlarge)