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Embroidery

Mythical creatures like the dragon and phoenix are commonly embroidered alongside ducks, peonies and pomegranates, amongst others.​

Workmanship

Pay careful attention to the workmanship of the Qun Kua to distinguish its quality. A good quality hand sewed Qun Kua will have elaborate embellishments and the embroidery will stand out with a 3D effect.

Base Colours

Generally, red satin is used as a base for Qun Kuas and embellishments embroidered using gold and silver threads and beads.

Contemporary Designs

Quns were originally red in colour while Kuas were black but over time and preference for consistency and auspicious colours, the Qun Kuas of the modern day tend to favour the colours of red, gold and silver as opposed to black.

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A  modern creation that drew inspiration from gowns of the later years of the Qing Dynasty (1910s). It was first made popular by the actress Zhou Xun in her wedding scenes in the Chinese drama “Ju Zi Hong Le” back in 2001 with the name of the gown originating from Zhou Xun’s character Xiu He.

The Xiu He Fu tends to be bolder and less traditional as compared to the Qun Kua.

Xiu He Fu

We provide a wide range of pieces some of which are featured below. To view our full range of Xiu He Fu, make an appointment by completing our form.

Uniqueness

 

The Xiu He Fu’s uniqueness stems from its design which can vary widely from piece to piece as they are not bound by the traditional rules of Chinese gown making. 

Gai Tou I 盖头

The Gai Tou is the Chinese equivalent of the Bridal Veil and originated from the Song Dynasty. Back in the day, it was used to conceal the bride's features as only the groom is allowed to see her face. 

Ma Mian Qun I 马面裙

 

The Xiu He Fu’s skirt, a Ma Mian Qun is more of a pleated skirt which allows for the spreading of the skirt in a circular fashion for a majestic feeling as seen in the picture.

Ideal Alternative

 

The Xiu He Fu usually has lesser embroidery and a pleated styled skirt, and is much more comfortable to wear than the Qun Kua. The Xiu He Fu is therefore an ideal alternative gown for gatecrashing and tea ceremonies in humid environments like Singapore.

Gai Tou I 盖头

The Gai Tou is the Chinese equivalent of the Bridal Veil and originated from the Song Dynasty. Back in the day, it was used to conceal the bride's features as only the groom is allowed to see her face. 

Indian/Malay Design

 

A distinct feature of the Ma Lai Gua is the Indian/Malay influence throughout. These designs are commonly found on the sleeves, placket and the skirt (as represented by the golden parts of the featured piece).

Designs & Materials

The Ma Lai Gua often incorporates beads and rhinestone as part of its decorations. The colours and embroidery designs also tend to be more varied and complex to give off a majestic aura.

Skirt

 

The Ma Lai Gua's skirt is more of an a-line skirt and its uniqueness stems from the use of a long front flap with beautiful designs. 

Ma Gua I 马褂

The Ma Gua refers to the outer jacket. When combined with the Chang Pao, the combination is often worn by men for formal occasions back in the day.

Chang Pao I 长袍

The Chang Pao refers to the long robe worn as the inner layer and was a common form of daily wear during the Imperial China era.

Red Hydrangea I 大红花

The satin red hydrangea is usually worn by the groom together with the Chang Pao Ma Gua. It indicates that the wearer is invovled in a wedding proceeding

Colours

the Chang Pao Ma Gua is normally black, red or gold in colour. Contrasting colours can also be used on the Chang Pao against the Ma Gua.

Designs

Depending on preference, the Chang Pao may be plain without design or can be imprinted with delicate patterns including dragons (龙), auspicious clouds (祥云), the Chinese word Fu (福) and others.

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FREE Angbao Paper for CNY2021

To celebrate the coming Chinese Lunar New Year with our customers, we will be giving a set of 10 red packets (worth $18) for all clients that have undergone an "no obligations" on-site visit to our showroom.

*Redemption and offer is subjected to availability and only available from 18th Jan 2021 to 26th (both dates inclusive).

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At Jin, We are committed to help you find the piece that will wow your heart, with rentals starting from S$228.

Make an appointment with us to view our full range of Xiu He Fu.

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Xiu He Fu

Lotus Head Set

A simple yet elegant set to complete your Chinese wedding look. The Lotus Head Set consist of a head piece and hair pin and is light and easy to wear.

Imperial Head Piece

The Imperial Head Piece is the epitome of elegance and beauty. It is the the crème de la crème of our head pieces and is the perfect match with our range of Chinese gowns.

Other Head Pieces I Hair Pins

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