On May 5, Xu Meng got out of bed at less than 31 a.m. After washing and putting on makeup, she put on the horse face skirt and bachelor's gown that had been laid flat on the bed. On this day, Xu Meng took her graduation photos, dressed in a horse face skirt, a traditional costume named "Furong Feitian" by the store, and then put on a bachelor's uniform exclusive to her bachelor's degree in agriculture, opening her farewell ceremony to her student days.

In order to prepare for the "Hanfu Show" program of the school's celebration party, Sun Jiahui, a graduate student of Beijing Normal University's Chinese International Education major, appeared as a Song Dynasty woman, coiled each strand of hair, inserted hair accessories, and then slowly traced the willow eyebrows in the mirror, and removed the hair accessories if she was not satisfied and started over.

Wearing Chinese clothes is becoming the choice of some young people for travel or daily travel. "Chinese clothing" refers to ceremonial clothing with the historical and cultural genes and spiritual outlook of the Chinese nation, and integrates contemporary aesthetics, its clothing style is rooted in Chinese traditional culture, inherits the characteristics of the Chinese nation, reflects the positive spirit of the times in contemporary society, has a distinct degree of recognition, and is suitable for international exchanges, cultural exchanges, commercial exchanges, daily festivals, ceremonies and other ceremonial occasions. Since 2018, the third day of the third lunar month has been selected as "China Chinese Costume Day" every year, and in the recently concluded fifth "China Costume Day", tens of thousands of young Chinese costume enthusiasts gathered on the scene to participate in the experience. Recently, China Youth Daily and China Youth School Media launched a questionnaire survey for college students across the country, and a total of 117 valid questionnaires filled out by students from 1464 colleges and universities were collected. According to the survey results, 76.30% of the respondents said they liked Huafu, and 42.14% of the respondents said that they had a certain understanding of Huafu.

Huafu is becoming popular among young people

Integrating Chinese clothing into their study and life is becoming the choice of many young people. The survey found that 45.49% of the respondents had the experience of wearing Chinese clothes. Among them, 4.78% of the respondents said that they are loyal fans of Huafu, which has become their daily dress; 13.59% of the respondents will wear Hanfu and other clothing when traveling or participating in specific activities; 27.12% of the respondents said that they wore Chinese clothes on fewer occasions, but they had worn them.

Xu Meng is a senior this year and is a student majoring in veterinary medicine at Shanxi Agricultural University. In order to make the farewell of the graduation season more ceremonial, she began to inquire about "bachelor's uniform dressing" and "graduation season photography" strategies very early. When she brushed the short video of "international students wearing horse face skirts and tassels abroad", she also decided to wear the horse face skirt in her bachelor's uniform.

In order to match the green draping cloth on her bachelor's dress, Xu Meng specially chose a green horse face skirt. Xu Meng, who wore a horse face skirt, became a "red person" on the shooting scene, and classmates who knew and did not know came to greet her, in addition to praising the skirt, more people asked her about "what is a horse face skirt", and the unacquainted student sister rushed to her and wanted a purchase URL, and some people stood in the distance "took a mobile phone to shoot my skirt, probably want to search for the same style on the Internet."

This "short-term accidental popularity" made Xu Meng happy in her eyes, not only because the appearance of the horse face skirt added points to her graduation photos, but also because more people around her learned about the existence of the traditional dress horse face skirt through her own outfit.

Also attracted attention because of wearing Chinese clothes is Sun Jiahui. During her undergraduate studies two years ago, she participated in the planning, organization and starring in the Hanfu show "Splendid Clothes" at the school's celebration party. To this day, when she mentions this performance, she still remembers it vividly, "I like the costume of the Song Dynasty because it is flowing and light, does not pay attention to gorgeous hooks, and pays attention to freshness."

Nie Qiling, a graduate student at Hunan University, also wore Chinese clothes to campus. In a practical class of subject education, she walked into the classroom wearing a red placket. This is Nie Qiling's mock class, she chooses to dress in a Chinese costume to give a poetry class.

"Jinse gratuitous fifty strings, one string and one pillar of Sihuanian." On the same day, Nie Qiling explained Li Shangyin's famous "Jinse" in the high school Chinese textbook, in her opinion, bringing her favorite Chinese clothes to her professional field is a very interesting and suitable attempt. After the class, a classmate told her: "This class is both good and beautiful!" ”

Whether traveling or attending classes, Zhou Qin, who is studying at Anhui University of Technology, will consider traveling in Chinese clothing, "As the traditional clothing of all ethnic groups in China, it is no problem to wear it every day." I think it's beautiful, so I want more people to see its beauty. I think this represents our cultural assertiveness. ”

Like Zhou Qin, Chinese clothing has become a daily outfit for Zou Binqian, a student at Shandong University of Finance and Economics. Whether it is the "Huafu Festival" or the traditional Han festival "Flower Dynasty Festival", she will wear her carefully selected Hanfu and go to the event site to communicate with her colleagues. Zou Binqian said that she liked the Chinese costumes of the Song Dynasty the most, "because compared with the Tang and Ming systems, the Song and Han uniforms are more convenient to travel."

Behind the clothing preference is the inheritance of history and culture

This spring, Zou Binqian wore a Tang skirt to travel with friends. "On the bus, a little girl asked her grandfather what kind of clothes her sister was wearing and why she was so beautiful. Grandpa explained to the child that this is our Chinese Hanfu. Zou Binqian remembered that a sense of pride arose at that moment. Speaking about the reasons for the popularity of Chinese clothing among young people, Zou Binqian said: "We identify with the cultural traditions of our own country, and at the same time, in the process of research, we will also feel the charm of Chinese traditional culture at a deeper level." ”

The survey by young school media found that there are many reasons why respondents love Chinese clothing. 80.45% of the respondents are because the style of Chinese clothing is good-looking and in line with their own aesthetics; 73.49% of the respondents attach importance to the Chinese history and culture contained in Chinese clothing, and hope to understand traditional culture through clothing; 56.92% of respondents like to wear Chinese clothes for immersive check-in experience; 21.57% of the respondents believe that the popularity of Chinese clothing is a trend and want to "catch up with the trend".

Zhou Qin has his own views on the "beauty" of Chinese clothing. Recalling her "first acquaintance" with Huafu, Zhou Qin said that as early as high school, she "fell in love at first sight" with Huafu because of several photos. Therefore, when she first entered the university campus, she joined the school's Hanfu club.

In Zhou Qin's view, whether it is the qu robe of the Qin and Han Dynasties, the skirt of the Tang Dynasty, or the pants made by the Song Dynasty, the flag clothes of the Qing Dynasty, or the cheongsam of the Republic of China... The costumes of each dynasty have their own unique charm, "the costumes of different periods have different cultural characteristics, in addition to the design of the costumes themselves are very attractive to me, what fascinates me more is the cultural connotation behind the costumes." In addition to the restored costumes, Zhou Qin is often amazed by the new costumes with innovative designs, "For example, the set of Ming Han uniforms that impressed me the most was a gradient color 'square neck pipa sleeve embroidered horse face skirt'. Whether it is color matching or embroidery, it breaks my inherent perception of Chinese clothing at that time."

In Sun Jiahui's view, the charm of the Chinese dress is not only the "beauty" at first glance, but also that it inherits the etiquette of the Chinese state. When teaching international students to wear Chinese clothes in school, Sun Jiahui not only emphasized the basic knowledge of "handing over the right side", but also required students to pay attention to standing upright, walking slowly, looking straight ahead, and paying attention to correct shape, etc., "so that they can wear Chinese clothes beautifully".

On a trip to Xi'an in Chinese clothes, Sun Jiahui saw a girl in Tang Dynasty costumes "like coming out of a painting" in the city that never sleeps in the Tang Dynasty. Seeing her sitting quietly with a fan, Sun Jiahui gave her a Tang Dynasty salute, and the girl also calmly and dignified returned the salute, and the wonderful "Chinese socialization" made Sun Jiahui endlessly reminiscent.

Behind the beautiful appearance of the costume is "the epitome of 5000,<> years of Chinese civilization". "Take an antique banana fan from the seller's cart, and then go to the tea vendor's stall, watch the woman who ordered the tea hit the hot tea with a tea whisk until a thick foam appeared in the cup..." This year, Liao Konggang of Hangzhou Dianzi University was invited by a friend to experience a special catwalk at the China National Silk Museum.

As a "Chinese costume little white", Liao Konggang looks forward to communicating with people who also love Chinese clothing, and participating in national style activities, "hoping to enhance the understanding of Chinese clothing and understand the cultural heritage behind it through this method".

In addition to the recognition and affirmation of Chinese clothing, the survey of Chinese youth school media found that 21.86% of respondents said that they did not have any special feelings about Chinese clothing; 1.84% of respondents said they did not like Huafu. Among them, 58.74% of the respondents did not like it because they thought that the price of Chinese clothing was relatively high; 31.90% of respondents are embarrassed to wear out; 12.30% of the respondents felt that the style of Chinese clothing and modern clothing was very different and too traditional; Compared with Chinese costume elements, 11.61% of respondents prefer content related to modern elements.

In Zou Binqian's view, if Huafu wants to develop better and become popular, it is inevitable to improve and combine with modern elements.

Let Huafu become a cultural business card

Xu Meng, who ended the graduation photo shoot, said frankly that she cared more about the horse face skirt learned about the horse face skirt by the people around her than being praised by more people. She recalled that the first time she learned about horse face skirts was in a foreign-related clothing design plagiarism incident. Watching his own ethnic traditional clothes "transformed" into other people's things, Xu Meng did not feel good. In addition to being angry, she began to search for historical information about horse face skirts on the Internet, from the historical background of the appearance of clothing, to the evolution of clothing, historical value, she wanted to make up for this historical and cultural lesson. She hopes that there will be more opportunities and occasions in the future to "wear horse face skirts to attend, and hope that more peers can understand the excellent traditional culture of our nation and not let the pearl be dusted."

According to the survey conducted by the youth school media, 81.42% of the respondents believe that Chinese traditional culture can be spread to young people with the help of Chinese clothing; 73.70% of the respondents believe that traditional Chinese clothing elements can be integrated into modern clothing and continue to promote traditional culture.

"In April this year, the Hanfu show was staged for the first time at UNESCO Headquarters." In Zou Binqian's view, overseas Chinese have made great efforts to promote Chinese culture.

Similarly, in Sun Jiahui's eyes, Chinese clothing can be used as a "business card" to exchange with the world. At the end of May, she participated in the World Culture Festival held by Beijing Language and Culture University and found that international students from all over the world wore their own national costumes, and many Chinese young people present also spontaneously wore Chinese costumes to conduct cultural exchanges with foreign friends.

Zhou Qin has a similar view. In her view, the country's prosperity and the improvement of its international status have promoted the rise of the "Huafu craze" and contributed to the popularity of Huafu among young people. "When a Chinese student I have been following is studying abroad, he often wears Chinese clothes and carries the national flag to play guzheng on the streets abroad to let foreign friends know our culture. There is also a blogger who will randomly invite foreign friends on the street to experience a Chinese costume makeup, and while taking pictures of them, they will popularize relevant knowledge to them. ”

These young people are Zhou Qin's role models, and she hopes that more young people can pick up this cultural business card and "do their best to spread our excellent traditional culture".

Trainee Reporter of China Youth Daily Cheng Si Luo Xi Intern Chen Yulong Source: China Youth Daily