Recently, the Chinese Academy of Sciences University held an Hanfu show on the theme of “Guan·Guocui – Chinese Traditional Costumes (觀•国粹 服以载道 中国传统服饰主题嘉会)”.
The actors for this event were all students from the Chinese Academy of Sciences University. Ten students were dressed in costumes recovered from archaeological data and documents from the Western Han, Eastern Han, Tang, and Song dynasties, demonstrating the beauty of Hanfu.
Rhythmic classical music was heard from afar, and a woman in a Quju robe, holding a censer, walked slowly toward the audience accompanied by drum beats. The costumes of the Han Dynasty, represented by the Quju robe, integrated the costumes of the pre-Qin Dynasty and laid down the basic style and tone of Hanfu costumes.
Next were men in Eastern Han Zhiju robes and women in Eastern Han Ruqun, who was elegant and square.
The woman with a towering bun and a Buyao(步摇) in front of her hair was wearing a big-sleeved Shanqun from the Southern Tang Dynasty, with a graceful, bright, and enchanting figure.
The traditional costumes were so different from the modern ones that the teachers and students were amazed and impressed by the exquisite Chinese costumes.
The music suddenly turned to lively music, and the children, dressed in modified versions of Hanfu from various Hanfu clothing systems, walked on stage and waved frequently to the audience. From adults to children, from classical to innovative, the children’s Hanfu show was not as solemn as the adult runway show, but as revitalizing as the heritage of Hanfu.
After the show, a lecture titled “The Evolution of Chinese Noblewomen’s Costumes” was held to show the evolution of noblewomen’s costumes from the pre-Qin period to the Song Dynasty and beyond. The costumes and makeup of the ladies not only reflected the style and fashion of the time, but also the aesthetic tastes of the literati of the time, which is of great significance to the study of art history and sociology today.
In addition, can also experience the makeup of different dynasties on site.
The thousands of years of Hanfu culture should not be lost in history, but rather convey to us not only the clothing style itself, but also the profound culture behind it. I hope there will be more events like this one in the future.