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Dress by Xiong Ying for Heaven Gaia

in Beijing, China, 2014.

This silk dress painted with a landscape design in black ink is titled 'Tian Do Mo Hun'. It was designed by Xiong Ying, the Chief Designer of Heaven Gaia which is a Beijing-based Chinese fashion brand, founded in 2013. Xiong Ying was a well-established fashion stylist in China, with regular clients such as artists, celebrities, famous TV hosts as well as major TV channels. Xiong Ying says that the Beijing Old Summer Palace was the inspiration for this collection. 'We have utilised selected mat...


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Object Statement

Dress, 'Tian Do Mo Hun', womens, silk / hand painted, designed by Xiong Ying for Heaven Gaia, Spring / Summer 2015 collection, Beijing, China, 2014

Physical Description

Dress consists of long sleeve cream silk bodice hand painted with images of mountains and trees in black ink with floor length skirt. Skirt is pleated and sheer, with small train at back. Bodice appears like a jacket over the skirt with black knot style buttons down centre front. Skirt is created by four lengths of fabric secured to the lower bodice which slightly overlap, creating four splits that extend from waist to floor.


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Dress designed by Xiong Ying who is the Chief Designer of Heaven Gaia which was founded in 2013.



This dress was designed by Ms Xiong Ying for Heaven Gaia in Beijing in 2014 and was shown at Beijing Fashion Week 2015. It was also shown in Sydney, 'Chinese Silk Fashion Show: Tradition Meets Trend" both at Pitt Street Mall in Sydney on 5 November 2016 and MAAS on 2 November 2016. It was donated after the show by Ms Xiong Ying.


Credit Line

Gift of Xiong Ying, 2017

Acquisition Date

12 April 2017

Cite this Object


Dress by Xiong Ying for Heaven Gaia 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 January 2020, <>


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