Sinology Sunday: August 30, 2015

This week, we look at more Ming dynasty-inspired clothing from Traditional Clothing Studio 傳統服飾工作室.  If I remember correctly, the collars in Ming dynasty clothing became popular after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing due to the colder climate.  More pictures below the cut.

The following are some links that may help you get some background information.  Please let us know in the comment section if there are any other sites you may be able to recommend for more pictures.

Chinese History Timeline

General Chinese Clothing Timeline

Hanfu: General Information, Hanfu List

Make-up: Lips, Eyebrows


2 thoughts on “Sinology Sunday: August 30, 2015

  1. Thanks again for Sinology Sundays! I don’t think I see this style usually in the period dramas usually. The shope of the sleeve and the collar are not the typical designs I’ve seen. How interesting!

    • That’s probably because China is still improving on costuming and making them look historically accurate. I have to say that the hanfu movement is probably helping to drive this forward with more pictures like this floating around on the internet and being easily accessible to everybody. It seems like many companies have realized that if they are going to make a period drama, hanfu enthusiasts are a major audience that they need to cater to so they are taking note.

      Other than the Qing dynasty, the general “looks” of other Chinese periods have sometimes been neglected in the past for more of a “generic” Chinese costume… although there are quiet a few dramas that have come out lately and up-coming dramas as well that seem to better mimic the style of the time for the Ming dynasty and other periods.

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