Hanfu refers to the traditional clothing of the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic group in China. The term “Hanfu” is derived from the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), during which these clothing styles originated and flourished.
There are many different styles of Hanfu, including the Shenyi, Ruqun, Aoqun, and Zhiduo, among others.
clothing in daily life, at cultural events, and on special occasions.it has a long history and has evolved over time, with styles and designs changing with each dynasty.In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Hanfu as a way to celebrate and preserve Chinese cultural heritage. This has led to a growing Hanfu movement, with people wearing traditional
The Hanfu movement seeks to revive and popularize traditional Chinese clothing, and it has been gaining traction in China and among Chinese communities worldwide.
This renewed interest in Hanfu has led to the establishment of Hanfu clubs, online forums, and social media groups dedicated to sharing information, discussing designs, and organizing events related to Hanfu culture.
Some common styles include:
Shenyi (深衣): A one-piece robe that wraps around the body, with wide sleeves and a cross-collared top.
Ruqun (襦裙): A two-piece outfit consisting of a blouse (ru) with a cross-collar and a skirt (qun). This style is popular among women and is often worn during traditional festivals and ceremonies.
Aoqun (袄裙): Similar to Ruqun, but with a jacket (ao) instead of a blouse.
Zhiduo (直裰): A loose, long-sleeved robe with a cross-collar and side slits, often worn by scholars and literati.
The revival of
Pifeng (披風): A cape or cloak worn over other
garments, typically made from silk, linen, or cotton, and often embellished with embroidery or other decorative elements. Hanfu has also inspired contemporary fashion designers to incorporate traditional elements into modern clothing.