2009 September 11
Jen Kao - New York: Spring 2010
(NEW YORK) With such a trendy team behind her, it's no wonder Jen Kao has accumulated the buzz: Keegan Singh styling, jeweler du jour Eddie Borgo for an accessories collaboration, PYT Julia Restoin Roitfeld sitting front and center. Kao's collaborators certainly enhanced her show, but the collection stood on its own--a young, hip line that is destined to sell in LES boutiques and Barneys alike. Body-con minidresses, leather motorcycle vests and jackets (some with intricate cut-out sleeves), sheer slouchy tees, and all topped off with amazing (and noisy!) chain-fringed shoes. Not everything was Alex Wang-esque trendy, however; blazers with folded oragami-esque lapel details showed Kao's skill as a tailor and gave the collection some structure.