Fashioning a revival of ancient Chinese attire
by Seah Kwang Peng
These Han Chinese culture enthusiasts hope the Hanfu will one day be as well known as the qipao
Singapore group revives traditional Chinese dress
by Miro Lu
Singapore is experiencing a revival of Chinese traditional dress, known as the Hanfu movement. It’s an effort to reintroduce the traditional dress of the ethnic Han people.
She Wears Her Heritage
by Juliana Loh
National Museum of Singapore Manager Gong Pan Pan celebrates her cultural identity by donning hanfu, the traditional dress of the Han Chinese.
Beyond cosplay: Hanfugirl explores ancient Chinese history through fashion
by Mayo Martin
Who says history is boring? Singaporean Gong Pan Pan, who also goes by the moniker “Hanfugirl”, is celebrating her cultural heritage by dressing up in style.
All dressed up in Hanfu
Straits Times Video
Public servant Gong Pan Pan, 31, first fell in love with hanfu – a style of dressing of the Han people – after she wore traditional Chinese dresses for her wedding photo shoot a few years ago.
The young nationalists reviving traditional Chinese culture
by Katrina Yu
The rise of China has given way to a new brand of passionate nationalism among its youth, with many using fashion to promote the country’s ancient roots.
with DJ Huang Shujuan
Get up close with legendary beauties
by Olivia Ho
Straits Times Life > arts
They were said to be so beautiful that a glimpse of their faces would cause fish to sink or birds to fall out of the sky.
It is a tall order to portray the four legendary beauties of China – Xi Shi, Wang Zhao Jun, Diao Chan and Yang Gui Fei – but civil servant and hanfu collector Gong Pan Pan, 32, hopes to put a new spin on them in a fashion-cum-dance showcase at the Moonfest Tea Room.
Trend-spotting ancient Chinese fashion fads
by Huang Lijie
The A List–Singapore’s Essential Arts & Culture Guide
Some people see the world in a grain of sand. For Chinese historical fashion enthusiast Gong Pan Pan, universal beauty and significance is codified in sartorial splendour.
The 32-year-old public servant found herself wrapped up in ancient Chinese fashion and culture in 2015, after dressing up in outfits from different Chinese historical periods for her wedding photo shoot. The loveliness of traditional Chinese clothing caught her fancy, and its rich history and artistry has continued to fan her passion in the subject.
The Hanfu Fashionista
by The Good Guyde
The stories of the 4 Legendary Beauties are no less epic than #YanxiPalace! Watch them come alive with the magic touch of Singapore’s very own hanfu fashionista.