• Ming Dynasty Fashion | Chinese New Year

    14 days ago - By The Travel Photographer

    With the advent of the Chinese New Year , which is also commonly referred to as the Spring Festival, Lise Liu and I decided to hold a photo session in Manhattan's Chinatown featuring her in a red "horse-face" skirt and matching top. The skirt originated during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and grew very popular during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) due to its functionality and aesthetic style.
    In Chinese culture, the color red is believed to be a lucky color and a representation of fire. It's revered as the auspicious color that wards off evil to those who adorn it or have it. It's dominant in...
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