Jing Zhang

Jing is a contributor to the Post. She previously served seven years as the newspaper's Fashion Editor, handling all editorial fashion-related content. She covers trends, movements and the industry scene for culture, fashion, retail business, arts, travel, technology and start ups in China and Asia. For the Post, she has interviewed the likes of Malcolm Gladwell, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Jackie Chan, Dolce & Gabbana, David and Victoria Beckham, Michael Burke and Christian Louboutin.
Jing Zhang
Jing is a contributor to the Post. She previously served seven years as the newspaper's Fashion Editor, handling all editorial fashion-related content. She covers trends, movements and the industry scene for culture, fashion, retail business, arts, travel, technology and start ups in China and Asia. For the Post, she has interviewed the likes of Malcolm Gladwell, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Jackie Chan, Dolce & Gabbana, David and Victoria Beckham, Michael Burke and Christian Louboutin.

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Best bars in Ho Chi Minh City: rooftop drinking spots that show Saigon in all its glory

Ho Chi Minh City’s bar and restaurant scene is booming, and one of the best ways to see the city is from its rooftop bars, with many overlooking gleaming new buildings jutting between colonial-style architecture.

20 Apr 2019 - 6:36PM

Ho Chi Minh City’s bar and restaurant scene is booming, and one of the best ways to see the city is from its rooftop bars, with many overlooking gleaming new buildings jutting between colonial-style architecture.

Best bars in Ho Chi Minh City: rooftop drinking spots that show Saigon in all its glory
Opinion | Is fashion’s push for diversity driven by media backlash and economic interests?

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival featured models of different ages, ethnicities and sizes – proof, perhaps, that younger style cities might be quicker to adapt than more established fashion capitals

1 Apr 2019 - 11:56AM

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival featured models of different ages, ethnicities and sizes – proof, perhaps, that younger style cities might be quicker to adapt than more established fashion capitals

Is fashion’s push for diversity driven by media backlash and economic interests?
A Chinese witness to history: Pulitzer Prize winner on 40 years photographing China and USSR

Pulitzer Prize-winning Liu Heung Shing looks back on the big moments he documented, from the end of Soviet communism to the Tiananmen Square protests, and his snapshots of daily life as China moved from Mao to modernity.

24 Mar 2019 - 8:33PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Liu Heung Shing looks back on the big moments he documented, from the end of Soviet communism to the Tiananmen Square protests, and his snapshots of daily life as China moved from Mao to modernity.

A Chinese witness to history: Pulitzer Prize winner on 40 years photographing China and  USSR
Chinese godmother of modelling talks about training supermodels and finally getting on the catwalk

The former Asia-Pacific head of Ford Models Grace Han, 72, has spent decades in the industry. Lu Yan, Du Juan and Sui He are among the Chinese supermodels she has mentored.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:00AM

The former Asia-Pacific head of Ford Models Grace Han, 72, has spent decades in the industry. Lu Yan, Du Juan and Sui He are among the Chinese supermodels she has mentored.

Chinese godmother of modelling talks about training supermodels and finally getting on the catwalk
Chinese fashion KOL Natasha Lau and socialite Lisa Xia on sharing wardrobes, China’s rise, and the Dolce & Gabbana fiasco

Natasha Lau has 1.7 million followers on Weibo and divides her time between her career as an online influencer in Shanghai and study in New York; mum Lisa Xia recalls hard times and how she fell in love with European couture.

2 Feb 2019 - 6:52PM

Natasha Lau has 1.7 million followers on Weibo and divides her time between her career as an online influencer in Shanghai and study in New York; mum Lisa Xia recalls hard times and how she fell in love with European couture.

Chinese fashion KOL Natasha Lau and socialite Lisa Xia on sharing wardrobes, China’s rise, and the Dolce & Gabbana fiasco
Huawei founder’s debutante daughter Annabel Yao: ‘I still consider myself a normal girl’

Annabel Yao, chosen to perform the opening waltz at Le Bal des Débutantes, was one of 19 young women to make their society debut this year. ‘I still consider myself a normal girl,’ says the Harvard computer science student.

6 Dec 2018 - 7:06PM

Annabel Yao, chosen to perform the opening waltz at Le Bal des Débutantes, was one of 19 young women to make their society debut this year. ‘I still consider myself a normal girl,’ says the Harvard computer science student.

Huawei founder’s debutante daughter Annabel Yao: ‘I still consider myself a normal girl’
Shanghai art week shows city has sights set on being a global art hub

The Shanghai Biennale, West Bund Art and Design fair and ART021 all showed impressive scale and variety of work, but the city still has a ways to go to be considered a true global art hub.

19 Nov 2018 - 12:42PM

The Shanghai Biennale, West Bund Art and Design fair and ART021 all showed impressive scale and variety of work, but the city still has a ways to go to be considered a true global art hub.

Shanghai art week shows city has sights set on being a global art hub
The first lady effect on fashion: how their choices of outfit can transform a label’s fortunes

The West’s fascination with what royalty and leaders’ wives wear is well known, but how about Asia? Peng Liyuan of China has a strong influence on Chinese fashion choices, but the effect is less noticeable elsewhere.

23 Sep 2018 - 12:09AM

The West’s fascination with what royalty and leaders’ wives wear is well known, but how about Asia? Peng Liyuan of China has a strong influence on Chinese fashion choices, but the effect is less noticeable elsewhere.

The first lady effect on fashion: how their choices of outfit can transform a label’s fortunes
Shanghai photo fair focuses on up-and-coming artists, with Asian galleries strongly featured

China’s first dedicated photographic art fair brings works from 50 galleries. Women artists feature heavily and there is a re-imagining of a 1999 show that was closed down by authorities.

28 Sep 2018 - 8:39AM

China’s first dedicated photographic art fair brings works from 50 galleries. Women artists feature heavily and there is a re-imagining of a 1999 show that was closed down by authorities.

Shanghai photo fair focuses on up-and-coming artists, with Asian galleries strongly featured
Hong Kong jewellery designer on local brands playing it safe compared with Chinese counterparts

Vann Kwok’s experimental creations express her creativity in a way that is more akin to the boundary pushing, ‘subversive’ styles of designers from China.

20 Sep 2018 - 3:21PM

Vann Kwok’s experimental creations express her creativity in a way that is more akin to the boundary pushing, ‘subversive’ styles of designers from China.

Hong Kong jewellery designer on local brands playing it safe compared with  Chinese counterparts
After 30 years in fashion, Chinese designer Han Feng revels in freedom to do her own thing

She arrived in New York a scrappy young immigrant from Hangzhou, and within seven years was showing at Fashion Week; after hitting the heights she’s scaled back her output, giving her freedom to pursue other interests.

3 Sep 2018 - 9:12PM

She arrived in New York a scrappy young immigrant from Hangzhou, and within seven years was showing at Fashion Week; after hitting the heights she’s scaled back her output, giving her freedom to pursue other interests.

After 30 years in fashion, Chinese designer Han Feng revels in freedom to do her own thing
How politicians project power through fashion, from Donald Trump’s ties to Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un’s suits and Theresa May’s shoes

Presidential outfits are less about brands than style and symbolism, which are used to convey power and authority as well as stability, patriotism and safety. Some are better at pulling it off than others.

25 Aug 2018 - 7:07PM

Presidential outfits are less about brands than style and symbolism, which are used to convey power and authority as well as stability, patriotism and safety. Some are better at pulling it off than others.

How politicians project power through fashion, from Donald Trump’s ties to Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un’s suits and Theresa May’s shoes
Five trendy new Shanghai hotels for party people, creative types, budget travellers and the cultured ultra-rich

The past year has seen a flurry of hotel openings designed to appeal to well-travelled trendsetters looking for something different. Here are five of the best.

3 Aug 2018 - 6:47PM

The past year has seen a flurry of hotel openings designed to appeal to well-travelled trendsetters looking for something different. Here are five of the best.

Five trendy new Shanghai hotels for party people, creative types, budget travellers and the cultured ultra-rich
Jackie Chan on working with John Cena in Project X, and showcasing China to the world through film

Ahead of shooting his next blockbuster with John Cena, Hong Kong action star Chan says his role on screen has a deeper purpose and he wants to work at bringing Chinese culture to the rest of the world through film.

4 Jul 2018 - 6:21PM

Ahead of shooting his next blockbuster with John Cena, Hong Kong action star Chan says his role on screen has a deeper purpose and he wants to work at bringing Chinese culture to the rest of the world through film.

Jackie Chan on working with John Cena in Project X, and showcasing China to the world through film
Bella Hadid visits China with Chrome Hearts to open US label’s new store – and help a childhood friend

The American model and fashion icon was in Hangzhou to open Chrome Hearts’ second store in China with the brand’s co-founders Richard Stark and his wife Laurie Lynn, and daughter Jesse Jo – Hadid’s childhood friend.

22 Jun 2018 - 10:32AM

The American model and fashion icon was in Hangzhou to open Chrome Hearts’ second store in China with the brand’s co-founders Richard Stark and his wife Laurie Lynn, and daughter Jesse Jo – Hadid’s childhood friend.

Bella Hadid visits China with Chrome Hearts to open US label’s new store – and help a childhood friend
How Mad Men and Wes Anderson inspired Chinese fashion duo’s darkly feminine collection

Even influencer Leaf Greener is loving the Chengdu pair’s quirky looks. Shushu/Tong’s latest collection has been partially inspired by Peggy Olson from Mad Men and Wes Anderson’s Margot Tenenbaum

7 Jun 2018 - 9:11AM

Even influencer Leaf Greener is loving the Chengdu pair’s quirky looks. Shushu/Tong’s latest collection has been partially inspired by Peggy Olson from Mad Men and Wes Anderson’s Margot Tenenbaum

How Mad Men and Wes Anderson inspired Chinese fashion duo’s darkly feminine collection
Chinese designer makes waves in Australia with bold menswear collection

As his eponymous label debuts at Sydney Fashion Week, the China-born, Melbourne-based Chris Ran Lin talks about his love for the city he now calls home

16 May 2018 - 8:02PM

As his eponymous label debuts at Sydney Fashion Week, the China-born, Melbourne-based Chris Ran Lin talks about his love for the city he now calls home

Chinese designer makes waves in Australia with bold menswear collection
Inside a Shanghai power dresser’s wardrobe: Lin Lin, CEO of beauty expo business, shares her style secrets

Lin prefers striking outfits mixing Eastern and Western influences from her years living in London, Beijing and Shanghai, some of them self-designed and made by her Shanghai tailor, and often paired with vintage accessories

11 May 2018 - 12:47PM

Lin prefers striking outfits mixing Eastern and Western influences from her years living in London, Beijing and Shanghai, some of them self-designed and made by her Shanghai tailor, and often paired with vintage accessories

Inside a Shanghai power dresser’s wardrobe: Lin Lin, CEO of beauty expo business, shares her style secrets
China’s live-streaming fashion boom woos Gen Z buyers with growing success

Chinese and global brands are turning to live-streaming internet platforms to expand their reach and generate higher sales in China. Consumers can comment and shop as they watch the broadcasts

8 May 2018 - 11:51AM

Chinese and global brands are turning to live-streaming internet platforms to expand their reach and generate higher sales in China. Consumers can comment and shop as they watch the broadcasts

China’s live-streaming fashion boom woos Gen Z buyers with growing success
Why Chinese designer Xander Zhou was destined for a career in fashion

The Beijing-based creative insists he’d still be in fashion even if mankind dispensed with clothes

19 Apr 2018 - 5:23PM

The Beijing-based creative insists he’d still be in fashion even if mankind dispensed with clothes

Why Chinese designer Xander Zhou was destined for a career in fashion
Shanghai Fashion Week highlights: sustainable fashion, haute couture from Dior, and the hottest labels

China’s fast growing importance in the fashion industry can be seen at Shanghai Fashion Week, which attracts some of the biggest names in the business. Here are the highlights from inside and outside the shows

7 Apr 2018 - 6:33PM

China’s fast growing importance in the fashion industry can be seen at Shanghai Fashion Week, which attracts some of the biggest names in the business. Here are the highlights from inside and outside the shows

Shanghai Fashion Week highlights: sustainable fashion, haute couture from Dior, and the hottest labels
Shanghai Fashion Week: 10 stylish looks from the streets

French photographer Laurent Segretier shares 10 of his favourite shots from Shanghai Fashion Week

4 Apr 2018 - 6:31PM

French photographer Laurent Segretier shares 10 of his favourite shots from Shanghai Fashion Week

Shanghai Fashion Week: 10 stylish looks from the streets
French street artist’s Shanghai show ‘speaks to the child in the adult’

The innocent figures of Julien Malland, also known as Seth, are a world away from typical graffiti

26 Mar 2018 - 7:09PM

The innocent figures of Julien Malland, also known as Seth, are a world away from typical graffiti

French street artist’s Shanghai show ‘speaks to the child in the adult’
Boys of Hong Kong photo show counters Western stereotype of Asian males

Alexandra Leese set out to challenge the Western view that Asian men and boys are ‘somehow more effeminate or all look the same or are less attractive’. Her show is expected to be seen in Hong Kong later this year

21 Mar 2018 - 7:39PM

Alexandra Leese set out to challenge the Western view that Asian men and boys are ‘somehow more effeminate or all look the same or are less attractive’. Her show is expected to be seen in Hong Kong later this year

Boys of Hong Kong photo show counters Western stereotype of Asian males
How Picasso, Matisse inspire Chinese jeweller’s mixed-media designs

Chinese-born, London-based Ejing Zhang talks about the idea behind her statement jewellery

12 Mar 2018 - 1:56PM

Chinese-born, London-based Ejing Zhang talks about the idea behind her statement jewellery

How Picasso, Matisse inspire Chinese jeweller’s mixed-media designs
Why Shanghai beckons for Hong Kong fashion designer, winner of Woolmark Asia prize

Menswear designer Six Lee mothballed his own-brand label two years ago to rethink his direction. Now, boosted by his regional Woolmark International win, he’s moving to Shanghai to relaunch in the much bigger China market

5 Mar 2018 - 9:53PM

Menswear designer Six Lee mothballed his own-brand label two years ago to rethink his direction. Now, boosted by his regional Woolmark International win, he’s moving to Shanghai to relaunch in the much bigger China market

Why Shanghai beckons for Hong Kong fashion designer, winner of Woolmark Asia prize
China’s newest fashion KOLs mix travel savvy with distinctive style

The new generation of Chinese fashion influencers are overseas-educated, speak good English and sport styles that stand out from the crowd

2 Mar 2018 - 8:29PM

The new generation of Chinese fashion influencers are overseas-educated, speak good English and sport styles that stand out from the crowd

China’s newest fashion KOLs mix travel savvy with distinctive style
How Russia’s ‘red tourism’ is luring wealthy Chinese visitors bored with Paris and Milan

Despite freezing winter temperatures, there is plenty of warmth for Chinese tourists in places such as Moscow and St Petersburg, thanks to Russia’s ‘China Friendly’ project and low prices for luxury goods

22 Feb 2018 - 7:29PM

Despite freezing winter temperatures, there is plenty of warmth for Chinese tourists in places such as Moscow and St Petersburg, thanks to Russia’s ‘China Friendly’ project and low prices for luxury goods

How Russia’s ‘red tourism’ is luring wealthy Chinese visitors bored with Paris and Milan
Alexander McQueen protégé and rising China fashion star on founding Mofiel and learning from the ‘god of fashion’

Trained at weekends by the late McQueen, Stephen Yuan talks about learning from the ‘god of fashion’ and explains how he went from marketing assistant to promising Shanghai couturier with his own fashion label, Mofiel

17 Feb 2018 - 12:46PM

Trained at weekends by the late McQueen, Stephen Yuan talks about learning from the ‘god of fashion’ and explains how he went from marketing assistant to promising Shanghai couturier with his own fashion label, Mofiel

Alexander McQueen protégé and rising China fashion star on founding Mofiel and learning from the ‘god of fashion’
Glasses with facial recognition AI promise end to those awkward moments when you forget someone’s name

Rokid Glass can scan social media to match a face in front of you with a name in seconds, and that’s just for starters; created by Hangzhou-based Rokid, the AR glases generated a lot of buzz at CES 2018, and should hit stores this year

21 Jan 2018 - 7:20PM

Rokid Glass can scan social media to match a face in front of you with a name in seconds, and that’s just for starters; created by Hangzhou-based Rokid, the AR glases generated a lot of buzz at CES 2018, and should hit stores this year

Glasses with facial recognition AI promise end to those awkward moments when you forget someone’s name