The smell of fresh flowers lingered in The air as we met up with Gemma Williams in Hackney, London. This may come as no surprise, given that this happening district is renowned for it’s flower market, held here on sundays. Williams finds inspiration for her work in Hackney, where she lives amongst many other creative minds. At lunch, she tells us of her preparations for her current exhibition, Second Nature, in the PM Gallery House in Walpole Park.
Gemma Williams, who has chosen the extraordinary career of fashion curator, sees fashion as a form of art. Her current exhibition displays a smooth blend of items by renowned fashion designers, such as Donna Karan and Laura Ashley, alongside works of artists like sculptor Yasemin Hussein and illustrator Philip Smiley. She showcases these using video installations, soundtracks and even greenhouses.
“I pay a lot of attention to material and find it satisfying when light, comfortable fabrics are utilised.”