Hanfu only through continuous development, that can better integrate into modern society. Preserve the essence, innovate, and integrate the Hanfu into our daily wear. As a result, the new Chinese Hanfu style is emerging. In addition to the mainstream style of traditional hanfu that we know, there are several “new styles” that have emerged.
Style of Hanyang Zhezhong
Hanyang Zhezhong (汉洋折衷, combine of Hanfu & Western-style) style is probably the most famous of these styles, referring to the combination of traditional Chinese Hanfu style with modern avant-garde art. Because along with Hanfu, Lolita and other clothes were also developed. Some of the classical lolita styles originated from European court dressing styles.
Generally speaking, Hanyang Zhezhong is a blend of Hanfu or Han elements with some European style dressing elements or accessories, which gives a new visual experience. This style of dressing is not only elegant, but also relatively more daily. With the continuous development of this style, there are more and more creative collocations.
Most of Hanyang Zhezhong styles are Ming Hanfu, probably because the Ming Hanfu is closer to the modern aesthetic. Often decorated with lace and pearls, with some European court style headgear.
Similar to Hanyang Zhezhong’s style, there are niche designs that incorporate lolita elements into the Hanfu, or lolita with Han elements, etc., and they can be used in combination.
Fashion & Professional Style
More and more Hanfu lovers will try to wear Hanfu in their daily work, thus deriving besides this fashionable style. You can start with some Hanfu that are close to the modern clothing style and then make some fusion to create workplace element clothing.
For example, the standing collar shirt, which is actually a very common matching style, is so popular because it has some similarities with today’s shirts, so it can be worn with a Mamian skirt, Jiaoyu skirt (交窬裙), and so on.
Because Hanfu tends to be loose, and most of the workplace is tight and slim, we can also change the way we wear them to create a fashionable effect.
The overall design of the Mamian skirt is more serious and noble. even it’s not as fluidity as an Hanfu, but it can blend in better with the workplace style. As for the Jiaoyu skirt, the design is similar to the modern fishtail skirt, so it can be used in the workplace style.
Cute girl style
This cute design of Hanfu, can add some cute colors to Hanfu, such as Qixiong Ruqun and Qiyao Ruqun are suitable for this style.
In order to be more suitable for daily wear, can make some improvements in the original clothes, such as shortening the sleeves or skirts. Of course, it is more recommended to use a mix-and-match to wear the cute style Hanfu, so as to ensure the correct shape of the Hanfu.
For example, the Song dynasty Xuan skirt is very popular this year, if it’s summer, can wear small airplane sleeves and a halter top with a plaid style Xuan skirt underneath, so it’s very sweet.
But if it’s winter, we can wear a heavier tweed-type jacket with a cross-necked Hanfu and a slightly thicker tartan Xuan skirt underneath. We can also accessorize with berets when wearing this style of dressing.
It can be seen that the convergence of fashion will certainly bring us a new feeling of beauty. In fact, there are far more than just these three styles of Chinese Hanfu style, and there will be many more styles waiting to be created in the future.