Interview | New Chinese Fashion – Modern Youth and Hanfu

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Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion
Wear Hanfu as a Chinese fashion brand?
Skateboarders, but a robe, skirt flying with the wind.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Sometimes on the bus, subway or airport, you can also meet the classical girl in the Hanfu long suit.
Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion
Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion
A few friends meet to wear Hanfu to go shopping and wear a mixed style Hanfu.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Have you noticed that the Chinese fashion style is becoming more and more popular recently? All kinds of Chinese fashion styles and traditional element designs are sought after by young people, and the frequency of seeing Hanfu is also much higher?

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

More and more fashionable men and women are in love with Hanfu, and they are wearing distinctive traditional clothes and walking on the streets.

When young people’s fashion personality collides with traditional cultural symbols, it’s no longer a “spectacle” to wear Chinese fashion style clothes across the street. On the contrary, these young people dressed in Hanfu construct another landscape of the modern city.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Today we also found 5 young people who love Hanfu.
Let’s feel their daily Hanfu life together.

Hanfu & Chinese Fashion & Modern Youth

Miss San sui

24 / actor

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: How much do you spend on Hanfu?

A: I have six suits Hanfu at present. Basically, it’s a set of more than 1000 yuan, usually a whole set. And for a person who likes to be handsome, I really want to buy a suit of flying fish clothes.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Have you ever met any opposition to the matter of wearing Hanfu to go to the streets?

A: Some people will accuse you. How can you wear Hanfu without tying your hair? That group of photos wearing sunglasses is also, in fact, I just want to find a sense of collision. “History is not just history. I like the sense of collision between traditional culture and modern elements.”.

But I want you to realize that this is just a dress. The most important thing is that it should be remembered as a traditional Chinese dress, and its beauty can still shock people in modern times.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Xia Shan Cha Cha

22 / Editor

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Since when did you like Hanfu?

A: Six years since high school. Because I like ancient music, and there are many intersections, so I came into contact with Hanfu. Once I got in touch with it, I was naturally attracted~

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: What channels will you communicate with other fans of Hanfu?

A: There are many online social platforms, as well as Hanfu’s media. In the beginning, Hanfu was promoted because the network is more and more convenient. It was difficult to find people with similar interests around. Now we can communicate through the network. Through online activities, photos, videos, etc. many people will learn about Hanfu.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Have you found any obvious trend in the past six years?

A: The most obvious thing is that it started as a hobby, and now it’s connected with the business. For example, in the early days, Hanfu merchants made great efforts to recover, and they were more refined in form. Later, with Hanfu becoming more and more popular, some TV programs began to publicize under the banner of national style Hanfu.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Little Cola Jiang

24 / freelancer

“I hope there will be a more complete system of popular science of Hanfu culture. Let the younger generation know what is Hanfu. “
Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Have you ever been surrounded by people in Hanfu?

A: In daily life, I may wear Hanfu on any occasion. For me, Hanfu is just a normal dress in the wardrobe.

It was watched a few years ago and is often regarded as the dress of other countries. Now there are more and more people wearing Hanfu. Passers-by seem to have been used to it, even know which dynasty’s clothing. I’m happy when I’m flattered.Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese FashionQ: Do you know the cognition and understanding of Hanfu in the eyes of foreigners?

A: I used to wear the clothes in the painting of “簪花仕女图(Famous paintings in the Tang Dynasty)”. In Lanshan, Japan, I was asked by a Japanese master: “is it the clothes of the Tang Dynasty in China?” He took pictures carefully and took notes carefully. At that time, I felt deeply. I think the culture has no national boundaries.

It is expected that in the near future, more and more people will be able to wear our traditional clothes and Hanfu at traditional festivals.
Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: What has changed in your life since you came into contact with Hanfu?

A: Because of Hanfu, I met a group of “Tongpao” and powerful traditional craftsmen. I also pay more attention to Chinese traditional festivals and culture. Most of all, there are a lot of beautiful clothes to wear! Put on the beautiful Hanfu, the mood also becomes beautiful~

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Can you provide some tips for those new to Hanfu?

A: If you are embarrassed to go out in the first place, you can consider to mix and match with Chinese fashion, such as a vertical neckline shirt + skirt. For daily shopping, it is recommended to choose a more daily style, such as the Ming Dynasty’s Hanfu, which should be suitable for the style of the place where you go.

Hanfu is a renaissance rather than a retro style, so match it boldly according to the modern aesthetic

Xiao Meng

Actor / Chengdu

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: How long has it been in contact with Hanfu?

A: I have been in touch with Hanfu for several years. I like martial arts and traditional culture very much since I was young, so I was naturally attracted by the charm of Hanfu.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: Is there any difference between wearing Chinese clothes and cosplay?

A: Some friends may think that it’s a Cosplay to wear Hanfu, but it’s not. As a traditional Chinese dress, Hanfu is different from cosplay. For me, COSPLAY is playing a role, and wearing Chinese clothes is to express the love and inheritance of Chinese culture.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: What do you think of boys wearing Hanfu?

A: The number of boys who like Hanfu is indeed less than that of girls, but I think the love of Hanfu and Han culture is not divided into men and women, I hope that the fans of Hanfu, especially men, can express their love more actively.

I personally wear Hanfu for traditional festivals, because I can experience the Chinese national flavor better. I often take Hanfu to travel abroad.

Yanqing Si

Hanfu photographer

“I feel that we should carry forward traditional culture. It is a kind of progress to combine with modernity. “

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: It is said that you are photographing the “Walking Hanfu” series. Why do you want to take this theme?

A: The main purpose of shooting this theme is also to hope that more people like Hanfu. Let us know more about Hanfu.

Maybe in everyone’s impression, Hanfu appears on solemn occasions, but the feeling I want to express is that I hope Hanfu can be integrated into life. I think the combination of Hanfu and daily shooting a street shooting is also a kind of keeping pace with the times.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: As a photographer of Hanfu, do you have any shooting experience to share?

A: If I take the theme of “walking Hanfu”, I think the first one is the model itself. First, I have to choose the makeup of the model; the second one is that the photographer should have clothes, props and other aspects of preparation in the early stage; the third one is that we can choose some daily scenes, such as station, airport, coffee shop, etc.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion

Q: It seems that your wardrobe is full of Hanfu. What style do you recommend?

A: I don’t know how many suits I have. I’ve bought too many over the years. Personally, I prefer the Ming and Song styles. It’s very convenient to wear. I can also wear them when I go out for photos. But other kinds of clothes will be bought because they are needed for photo making.

When Chinese fashion meets the elements of Hanfu

Hanfu is not only worn by young people but also regarded as a “Muse” by fashion designers for its elegant and flexible materials and classic and graceful styles.

Therefore, in many shows and brand lookbooks, we can find the ever-changing trace of Hanfu.

Interview | Modern Youth and Hanfu - New Chinese Fashion
△ Giorgio Armani Privé

As early as 2015, some brands took the Chinese fashion style as inspiration and put bamboo elements into the design of Ru skirts in Han and Tang Dynasties.

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△ Paris Fashion Week · Heaven Gaia

In the Paris fashion show, there is also the figure of Chinese clothing element: yarn. This kind of silk, the earliest one in China, is soft and elegant, with its own spirit, which can add a classical fairy spirit to the feminine beauty.

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△ LAURENCE XU · Paris show

Since the revival of Hanfu in 2003, with the convenience of the Internet and the rise of “Chinese fashion style”, more and more fashionable people and fashion brands have been surrounded by Hanfu’s ultra-high beauty and profound connotation.

Although there are huge differences between “following the tradition” and “improving and innovating” in the fans of Hanfu, and there are also disputes about the collocation and wearing occasions, the consensus of all people is that they hope more and more people will understand Hanfu, find and love the charm of traditional clothing and culture.

1 COMMENT

  1. I simply love this culture and that it is growing. Tradition has bee left behind across the world, I support the young and old who cherish these amazing times in Chinese history. Yoga, please connect with me to discuss this more. I live in China and have Wechat

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