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
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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.
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.
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.
Phoenix I 凤
This flagship Xiu He Fu is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese craftsmanship. The gown is made from high-quality silk fabric and is intricately embroidered by hand with exquisite detail. The embroidery designs are inspired by the mythical bird, the phoenix, and are carefully crafted to represent the grace and beauty of the bride who wears it.
Harmony I 和
These unique pieces are a cross between the Qun Kua and the Xiu He Fu. They incorporate the traditional features of the Qun Kua alongside the Xiu He Fu's skirt (Ma Mian Qun) which is a pleated skirt which can be spread in a circular fashion for a majestic look.
Spring I 春
This piece elegantly captures the essence of the Chinese spring with its abundance of peony flower patterns. It is also adorned with shimmering crystals, adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to this already stunning piece.
The crystals are strategically placed throughout the embroidery, catching the light and adding a dazzling effect that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Enchant I 陶醉
This piece beautifully captures the essence of traditional Chinese patterns and floral designs and is adorned with sparkling crystals, adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to it.
In addition to the embroidery and crystals, the gown also features tassels across the dress that will sway with every movement, creating a lively and playful effect. This adds an additional layer of movement and energy to the garment, making it even more captivating.
Rose I 玫瑰
This unique gown features a beautiful combination of beige and gold colors to create a sense of understated elegance and sophistication. The use of these unconventional colors is a bold departure from traditional Chinese wedding dress design, adding a touch of modern flair.
The gown also features rose patches that add a whimsical and romantic touch to the garment. These patches are expertly embroidered onto the fabric, creating a stunning contrast against the neutral backdrop of the gown.
Ruyi I 如意
A fusion of traditional and modern elements that beautifully blends the old and new era of Chinese fashion.
This gown features a classic design that uses only conventional colors, but is crafted from a glitter fabric that adds a touch of modern glamour to the piece. This stunning fusion of old and new elements creates a unique and captivating garment that is sure to turn heads.
Red I 红
This simple and elegant piece is in a rich and vibrant shade of red, which symbolizes good luck, happiness, and prosperity in Chinese culture. The simplicity of the design is accentuated by the lack of additional colors or patterns, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer a more minimalist approach to fashion.
Bloom I 绽
This particular piece is made with a vibrant red based adorned with delicate beads and crystals, which add a touch of sparkle without being too overpowering.
A variety of colours are used to accentuate the red base, creating a stunning contrast that complements the dress's traditional design. The gold accents add a touch of luxury, while the blue and pink colors give the piece a feminine touch. The combination of colors is carefully balanced, resulting in a harmonious and visually pleasing ensemble.
Peacock I 孔雀
Crafted from a beautiful combination of beige and gold fabrics, this gown features an elaborate peacock motif as its key design element. The peacock, a symbol of beauty and grace in Chinese culture, is expertly embroidered onto the fabric, creating a stunning focal point for the piece.
In addition to the peacock motif, the gown is heavily embellished with beads and pearls, adding a touch of glamour and sophistication to the garment. The attention to detail in the embroidery and beadwork is evident, creating a stunning piece that is sure to turn heads.
Mythic I 龙凤
Crafted from a luxurious gold fabric, this gown features a stunning mix of colors including pink, green, and silver, creating a vibrant and eye-catching piece. The use of unconventional colors adds a modern twist to the garment, making it perfect for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable fashion statement.
The key design elements of the gown are the beautifully embroidered dragon and phoenix motifs, which symbolize harmony, balance, and good fortune in Chinese culture. These motifs are expertly crafted and embroidered onto the fabric, creating a stunning focal point for the piece.