As far as the imagery in my mind of korean clothes is concerned, prints and korean clothes doesn’t seem to go together. I usually associate korean clothes with special designs (asymmetrical hem, drapes, puffiness etc.) or a clean sleek look like sheath dresses. However, I recently discovered there are different types of prints – not only those type you find typical on a T-shirt.
(p.s.: On a side note, if you find that the korean clothes you just bought has printing or typographical error, it should sound an alarm in your head that you might have bought China clothes instead. But having said that, the English Korean use (aka ‘kinglish’) shows that their command of English may not be that strong after all.)
The most common type is the printed or iron-on type of prints or designs and this is common on casual tees like the one below:
This is the most common kind of prints and to some people, prints just mean such printing – simple shapes, designs, colours especially text or graphic.
Prints are evolving and changing drastically from what we once knew. As much as the typical korean designer have advanced, korean textiles and their printing technology are improving too. The next time you visit a korean shop (including those selling traditional korean clothing), observe the prints on the korean outfits and you’ll be amazed and what you’ll find.
Prints are not only found on cotton fabric, nowadays they can be found on chiffon pieces and on other materials too.
**Want to buy korean clothes? All clothing featured in this post is from korean fashion retailer, www.Ministry of Retail.com.**