Fashion China: Gemma A. Williams – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Presented in association with Kildare Village

“The first major illustrated book on [China’s] contemporary fashion scene. . . . from Dior atelier-trained Huishan Zhang, whose silk organza qipao now lives at the Victoria & Albert Museum, to Fan Bingbing’s stylist turned couturier Christopher Bu.” (

Until now, the language barrier has limited the English-speaking world’s access to China’s fashion world. Irish-born fashion curator and writer Gemma A. Williams opens up an overlooked but incredibly rich seam of Chinese talent and creativity as the contemporary Chinese fashion moves away from its reputation as a mere manufacturing base to a dynamic centre of thriving original fashion & design.   Discover top end fashion designers, including eveningwear specialist Guo Pei and designers such as Huishan Zhang who have moved from China to make their mark on foreign markets.

Gemma Williams  has been working in the industry across a variety of roles including archivist, researcher and curator. Previous employees include the Modemusuem, Antwerp, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Laura Ashley and London College of Fashion.  Join Gemma in conversation with Irish Times Fashion Editor, Deirdre McQuillan.

  • Venue Irish Georgian Society
    Date Sat 13 Feb
    Time 2pm – 3.15pm
    Fee €8 / €5
58 South William Street, Dublin 2