Cultural Heritage Administration marks its 50th anniversary with fashion show
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By Julie Han
To mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) held a fashion show Oct. 2 to symbolize the values of cultural assets in a modern sense, at Hoglyemun in Gyeongbok Palace.
Top Korean fashion designers presented their works of art, which have been newly created with modernism and personality, at the event hosted by the CHA and supervised by the Korea Fashion Association under the slogan "We deliver yesterday to tomorrow.”
The CHA has been trying to preserve Korea’s precious cultural heritages for the last half century. In addition, it has also been making a huge effort to create added value through both international public relations and tourism resources.
The event, dubbed the Heritage Fashion Show, literally is based on both tangible and intangible cultural assets.
These new sources of change and added value of our cultural heritage and spirit were reinterpreted and they profit from it.
"I am so glad to know that Korean designers entered the world stage and compete with internationally renowned designers. This show has focus on enhancing people's access to cultural heritage and to create added value.
But I hope there would be more supports from relevant governments,” said Kim Chan, the chief administrator for the CHA said in an interview.
Fashion designers participating in the Korea Heritage Fashion Show included Park Yoon-soo, Park Chun-moo, Jang Kwang-hyo, Kang Dong-jun, Kwak Hyun-joo, Lee Juyoung, IMseonoc, Ha sang-beg and Hong Hye Jin.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Korean Fashion Association at: www.koreafashion.org