“The Great Enpo Fashion” is a photo gallery showcasing the ethnic culture and Han style clothing of the new age. Hanpo fashions, Han-style clothing, showcases the traditional attire of the Han people. For 5,000 years, China’s culture has cultivated diverse clothing traditions in different periods, and each dress code displays a heritage of memories and history. The origins of Hanpu fashions span thousands of years, from the time of the Three Kingdoms and Five Emperors to the Ming Dynasty, when the Han people did not change their basic dress code. Today, Han clothes are not only considered a fad or a style, but are a symbol of the heritage and rebirth of Chinese culture.
A replica of a chujo (garment with a front line) found in the Han tombs in Wangdui – a second dress (long coat) from the Han dynasty, in which the details of the dress and skirt were attached. The costumes were divided into two categories: chujo and jicho (garment without a front line).
The dress code of the Wei dynasty, the Jin dynasty and the northern and southern dynasties included the “dress and skirt” system, with a wrap collar and wide sleeves with large openings.
Costume code of the Sway dynasty and the Tang dynasty
During these periods women’s clothing showcased the details of the dress ru (short garment), shan (unadorned outerwear), ao (coated outerwear) and the skirt. At that time it was also customary to wear a belt above chest height.
An ornate skirt with a flat collar and 18 pieces from the early Tang dynasty – a Chinese-style coat with short sleeves and front buttons, without button tabs, worn with a strap over the chest. In the early Tang Dynasty, the costume design was delicate and included three types of tops: ru (short garment), shan (unadorned outerwear), ao (coated outerwear), which was naturally loose as it wrapped the right front before left with a tied lapel, and the skirt Collected and tied with the help of a long belt that displayed an elegant style.
Dressed in the Han style of the Song dynasty
A robe with a rounded collar, originating in the fashion of the Tang Dynasty, shows simplicity and elegance, with long sleeves. The clothes in this style followed the original Hanpu dress code, which included straight-fitting clothing details, buttons on the front and two grooves pulled from the armpit. The shortest garment is stretched to the waist, while the longest is stretched above the knee.
A cardigan with a standing collar from the Ming Dynasty
The styles and shapes of the buttons in the Ming Dynasty mainly included a vertical flap, a standing collar and a round collar. The overall look is considered noble and elegant, by adding a skirt with a “horse face” to a wide-breasted jacket with a round collar, which was specially adapted to the cardigan item.