New Year, old threads: Meet 2 millennials keeping traditional Chinese dress alive

Dear Samfu founder Trixie Chua (left), and dressmaker Hu Ruixian from Studio HHFZ. PHOTOS: COURTESTY OF DEAR SAMFU, ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - As fashion cycles go, you can bet that what was once regarded as dowdy will eventually come back into style.

Most apparently, the cheongsam, which was popular in the 1950s and 1960s in Singapore, has seen a revival in recent years, with many donning the slim, high-necked silhouette well past Chinese New Year.

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