Q-KIPEDIA: WAISTCOATS

Waistcoats or vests hasn't been a key item in men's wardrobe but it can be a really versatile piece to complete a spiffy or smart casual. A highly underrated item which we'd like to share more about in this article.

Q-Kipedia: Batik, A History

When one thinks of batik in Singapore, images of the SIA girl would come to the mind of many, with her iconic kebaya. But how did batik come to be in Singapore? What is batik?      Batik is a resist-dyeing technique used to decorate fabrics. The word batik is Javanese in origin, either coming from the Javanese words amba (to write) and titik (dot), or from a hypothetical Proto-Austronesian roo...

Q-Kipedia: Roll Out the Red Carpet

The Red Carpet: synonymous with fame and high fashion, and a staple at ceremonial and formal events. Ever wonder why the need for the red carpet at such events? And why is the red carpet red? Satiate your curiosity with our red carpet facts! The very first reference of the red carpet dates back to 458 B.C. and the Aeschylus play Agamemnon, which depicts a Trojan War hero who returns home to fi...

Q-Kipedia: Spring and the Tuxedo

  Spring, the season of new beginnings, love and hope. As it draws ever closer, so does the season for Spring weddings. And what better for Spring weddings than the tuxedo.   Photo Source: Pinterest  The tuxedo, also known as the dinner jacket or smoking jacket, made its debut around 1887 in England, with the U.S following suit 2 years later. Named after Tuxedo Park, a Hudson Valley enclave fo...

Q-kipedia: Learn about our Egyptian Cotton

Some FACTS about Cotton Cotton is the most important apparel fiber in the world and it is a natural cellulosic fibers grown in cotton plantations in many parts of the world. It accounts for about 39% of fibers used in apparel goods globally. The major producers of Cotton are China, India, United States, Brazil and Pakistan. There are different species of cottons for different usage from industr...
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