个性化裙褂设计及制定 Wedding Costumes Customisation

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History of the Chinese Wedding Costumes

裙褂乃广东婚嫁的传统习俗,自清朝时代开始,出嫁的新娘子都会穿着由母亲缝绣的裙褂,进行大婚当日的多个场合,包括出门、回门、宴客敬茶及与长辈敬礼。这种源自满洲人的服饰,从服饰设计、剪裁、配衬图案到穿着场合都存在着意义深长的好意头。

Origins of the traditional Chinese wedding costumes could be traced back to the Qing Dynasty, when the custom was first practiced in Guangdong and later popularised in other parts of the empire. On the wedding day, the bride would put on the wedding costume sewn by her mother for the entire wedding ceremony.

裙褂一般分为两个部分,上衫成为褂、下身为裙子,整套裙褂由九幅布料组合而成,寓意“长长久久”和“儿女成群”。裙褂上的每一幅图案都涵盖着永结同心、富贵吉祥等意义。此外,身穿裙褂也颇为讲究,传统上不同的辈分所穿着的裙褂款式和颜色皆有所不同,最重要是不能抢了新娘子的风彩。

Inspired by Manchurian apparel designs, the garb is divided into 2 portions - the top (Guà) and the skirt (Qún). The entire costume is made up of 9 section of embroidered fabric which stands for infinity and longevity. Using traditional three-dimensional goldwork technique, each section is embroidered with propitious motifs like dragon and phoenix among lucky clouds, bats, entwined lotus flowers or peonies and etc. that represent blessings to the newly wed. The classification of costumes very much depends on the density of its goldwork; whereby the greater volume it’s, the higher ranking the costumes will be. Aside from goldwork; Qún Guà also even evolved to use colorful crystal beads, pearls, sequins and thread in embracing more contemporary innovation. With this art of beads threading and stitching; this dress naturally produce full spectrum of colors – definitely makes one head over heels in love with this glistening piece.