|▲ Lee So Jeong Korean Dress Institute / Director Sojeong Lee|
Every nation has its own traditional dress. From thousands of years to hundreds of years, the costume has presented the spirit, culture and colors of the people. Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea. It is consisted of a skirt, jacket, overcoat and outer coat.
Sojeong Lee, Director of Lee So Jeong Korean Dress Institute, is a master Korean dress maker who has made contributions to preserving and development of ‘hanbok’ for many years. She has served as a NSC reviewing council member, a GIFTS transfer committee member, and a career path trainer.
Lee is the first South Korean to be invited to the Handwork & Design Fair held in Munich Germany during which she displayed her works of Korean dress. She also made presence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where royal Korean dress was displayed after which she continued to have engaged in many exhibitions around the world including China, Canada, Italy, Poland and Kazakhstan.
Lee completed a traditional craft master class of Myongji University Graduate School of Industry followed by a 2 year traditional costume research course at Dankook University before listing her name in the master Korean dress maker in November 2011.
She received a ministerial prize from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2002 and a peace contribution prize on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of establishing the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea last year. This year, she received the 2020 Brilliant People & Brand Awards in the category of Korean dress promotion: the wards was held by Herald Group and managed by monthly <PowerKorea>.