K-Culture:打破裝飾花宿命,滿天星變成韓國年輕人的最愛 - HOKK fabrica

K-Culture:打破裝飾花宿命,滿天星變成韓國年輕人的最愛

HF Crewon May 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

A small white flower is creating a hype in the Korean floral industry nowadays. Though the name itself might not ring a bell to most of you, gypsophila elegance has been on young Koreans’ lips at the moment with its petite white features that reminds us of white snowflakes. Mostly used for decorations on bountiful rose bouquets, gypsophila elegance, also known as Showy baby’s breath, is a bridesmaid flower; people add this to flower bouquets to make main one look more beautiful. Yet again, young Koreans are breaking the long-standing common secondary use on this small white-budded flower by making it mainstream.

細小的花色花朵已經為韓國花卉業帶來了新潮流。雖然你未必懂得它的名字,但外形細小像雪花的滿天星已經成為韓國年輕人的最愛。滿天星又名蕾絲花,多數為玫瑰作裝飾之用,是屬於「伴娘花」,通常會利用滿天星去令花球中的主花更美。韓國年輕人則打破滿天星長久以來被用作裝飾花的宿命,令它變成主流。

Photo via wildplant.kr
Photo via wildplant.kr

Although the white-budded flower is usually decorated along with red roses, gypsophila elegance is now widely used solely as bouquets and home decorations in Korea. Not only it serves as an excellent background flower, but the gypsophila elegance adds a special meaning when banqueted with red roses due to its floral language, which creates a combination of death and love, resulting in “eternal, passionate love to the death.”

雖然那白色小花多數用作陪襯之用,但在韓國滿天星現已能單獨成為花球和家居裝飾品。它不僅是一種出色的背景花,當它與紅玫瑰拼湊一起更成為獨特的花語,兩者把死亡和愛情結合,變成「永恆及激情至死的愛」。

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Photo via cloudinary.com

One point to note is that gypsophila elegance’s floral meaning varies with its color. Although the most popular white one means carries a dark meaning, gypsophila elegance’s other colors can also suggest bright meanings. The violet one symbolizes innocence, whereas the pink one indicates happiness.

有一點要注意的是不同顏色的滿天星包含不同的意思,即使最受歡迎的白色滿天星帶著負面的意思,其它顏色仍然有正面的含意。紫色象徵純真,而粉紅色則表示快樂。

Thanks to the hit, there are currently more than 60,000 posts on Instagram hash-tagged with안개꽃(Gypsophila elegance in Korean). Many have captioned how romantic it was to receive gypsophila flower bouquets.

多得這個熱潮,現在已經有超過六萬個Instagram posts以안개꽃(滿天星的韓文)為hashtag,當中有很多都是描述收到滿天星花球的浪漫之感。

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Photo via daum.cafe.net

Decorations

Some of you might be against the idea of giving flowers as gifts because after all, they wither and die. However, gypsophila elegance looks pretty even when it’s dried up and adds a unique scent. Hence many Koreans buy gypsophila flowers as home decorations.

很多人會反對以鮮花作為禮物,原因是它們最後都會枯萎。滿天星卻是例外,即使它已經枯乾仍然可以保持美麗,更會散發一陣獨特的氣味,所以韓國人很喜歡以滿天星來裝飾家居。

Photo courtesy of @whistle_mk/ twitter
Photo courtesy of @whistle_mk/ twitter
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Photo courtesy of tistory
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Photo courtesy of daum.blog

 

 

TEXT:SEONGMIN KIM
CHINESE TRANSLATION: LITTLEBUNNY
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