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Certain products (shoes and accessories) are also available at G.O.D. (Goods of Desire) store in PMQ Central Hong Kong.
What does EVE wear?
EVE55 is founded with the passion to bring endearing values of tradition back to the modern woman. We aim to embrace the best of old school charms with modern sensibilities.
Q-dress (QIPAO in Mandarin Chinese or CHEONGSAM in Cantonese) is the Chinese traditional dress.
Our Q-dresses are designed in-house and hand-crafted with precision and passion by experienced and renowned tailors. They are designed to enhance each unique figure and accentuate femininity. EVE55's passion is to make the dresses practical for the modern Eve, be it for office, parties and even running around doing errands.
We also discovered that wearing a Qdress makes Eve sit in a better posture. Eve stands and walks more upright - an unexpected health and beauty benefit!
May the favor/beauty of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - Psalm 90:17
Who is EVE?
Eve…. the first woman that God created.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” -Genesis 2:18
God created Eve to be the helper of Adam, the first man. Being a helper means to be a partner, a best friend, a soul mate. She is the other crucial stick to complete a pair of chopstick.
Eve is feminine, wise, elegant and strong. Most of all she loves God.
HISTORY OF QDRESS
During the Qing Dynasty when the Manchu were rulers of China, the Manchu women typically wore a one-piece dress that retrospectively came to be known as the Q-dress (QIPAO or literally translated as "banner gown").
Under the dynastic laws after 1636, there was an edict that all Han Chinese must wear the same Manchu clothings
Later, the order for ordinary Han civilians to wear Manchu clothing was lifted and only Han Chinese who served as officials were required to wear Manchu clothing. Until 1911, the "changpao" (male version of qipao) was required clothing for Chinese men of a certain class, but Han Chinese women continued to wear loose jacket and trousers, with an overskirt for formal occasions. It was only around 1925 that the qipao (#Qdress) became a new fashion item for Han Chinese women, but the original qipao was wide and loose. It covered most of the woman's body, revealing only the head, hands, and the tips of the toes. The baggy nature of the clothing served to conceal the figure of the wearer regardless of age.
The modern version, which is now recognized popularly in China as the "standard" qipao, was first developed in Shanghai (then known as the "Paris of the East") in the 1920s. Fashion conscious Shanghainese transformed the old qipao to be be figure-flattering with a high side slit. It was high-class courtesans and celebrities in the city that would make these redesigned Qdress popular.