From Shanghai with Love:
Fashion Show/Exhibition 24-25.08

After the sold-out success of 2017, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return Edinburgh Fringe this year. Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 24th or Saturday 25th August for this combined exhibition and fashion show.  Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying Qipao fashion, Shanghai Style, through the ages and into the future.

Our exhibition features Shanghai style Qipao from 1910s-1930s – when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the east. Our runway will feature contemporary and futuristic Qipao designs using the latest high tech materials and techniques, combining tradition with modernity.

There are only two opportunities to attend this event and exhibition  Friday 24 August: 18.00 doors open 17.30 and Saturday 25 August 16.00 doors open 15.30. Tickets for Friday are almost gone! There are still tickets left for Saturday. Book yours now to avoid disappointment!

Visit our microsite here for more details here.

If you missed the show last year, here is a short video that was taken on the opening day, enjoy!


The venue for this unique event is the stunning Playfair Library. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show’s start time to allow viewing of the exhibition – or to try to secure front row seats!

A glass of fizz or a soft drink is included in the ticket price of only £8/£6.  Audience members can view the exhibition both before and after the fashion show.

Bookings via the Fringe Box Office
Fringe Venue No 311:
Playfair Library, Old College Quad, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Qipao: a widely worn one piece Chinese item of clothing featuring a mandarin collar. Origins of this  item are widely disputed by academics but today most people recognise Qipao as based on the stylish and often tight fitting dress created in the 1920’s in Shanghai.