Jen Kao’s Unexpected Accessories

Jen Kao’s S/S 2012 Collection had an ethereal other-worldly feel to it.  From the clothing to the music to the lighting and of course there were the paper cut-outs (but we’ll get to that in a moment!),  the show almost felt mystical.

Better said,  if Jill Stuart took me to Palm Springs,  Jen Kao flew me to Fiji:

(Photo by Yannis Vlamos/ via 

Now back to those paper cut-outs I mentioned.

Working with the team behind Paper-Cut-Project,  Jen Kao designed intricate paper accessories as compliments to her collection.  I found these utterly fascinating,  and while not functional (the name “Paper Cut” says it all!),  absolutely beautiful.

Let me know what you think of these unusual accessories:


(PS— for the most part I am very happy with my photos,  but I didn’t have time to edit  ,  so please forgive me!)


  1. I would wear anything strange in my hair! (on my head) I like being different!

  2. Absolutely stunning! As a graphic designer, I probably already have a larger-than -life appreciation for paper and the creative ways it can be used. The craftsmanship alone is worthy of admiration, not to mention the creativity and the final result.
    xo, f
    The House in the Clouds

  3. I love these paper cut details, if only for the beauty of the fashion show. Don’t worry about the photos. They are lovely, so thanks for sharing. xo

  4. I love all it!!! It looks so amazing.

  5. ooooo I love every outfit – so wipsy and fairy like. And the paper cutouts, while, as you say, aren’t exactly practical, are beautiful and would be fun to wear, if only once. (Especially the “feather cape’).

  6. Now THAT’S a show! I think you got great shots!

  7. Oh my… those cut outs had to take forever to do!

  8. Very unique and very interesting. Such a creative and beautiful add-on.

  9. Simply brilliant, yes I loved the Paper-Cut project. Great inspiring work and boldness… loving the Jill Stuart pieces as well. Thanks Alexis for virtually taking us with you & sharing these photos.

  10. I love the paper cut too, amazing. Beautiful presentation.

  11. Not very practical, but whimsical is way more fun then practical, isn’t it?

  12. I am a big fan of paper cut outs, so I think they’re amazing. Thank you for sharing these with us!

  13. amazing! and all these made just from paper!!

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