Jen Kao S/S 11 Show

Jen Kao Spring/Summer 2011

Photos: Betty for
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Is S/S 2011 the season for reinvention? Jen Kao seems to think so, the sultry and in your face designs she has become known for were noticeably absent from her runway this season. In their place was a romantic bohemian look with a focus on all things light and lacy. Carefully constructed crochet dresses and frothy silk gowns were standouts and skin was still a motif, with flesh tones dominating the palate. A mix of sheer fabrics and cutouts provided a suggestive peak, but navel skimming crop tops and a touch of corsetry were about as risque as the pieces got. Still, Kao’s take on boho is sure to be met with a warm welcome by anyone with a yuppie budget looking to unleash their inner hippie.

Jen Kao Spring/Summer 11
Styling: Keegan Singh
Casting: Daniel Peddle
1-Kel/Supreme, So Young/Marilyn, Ranya Mordanova
2-Barefoot and beautiful
3-Katharina Friedrich, Melodie/Wilhelmina, Anais Pouliot
4-Victoire/Silent,Hind Sahli
5-Bambi Northwood Blyth/Elite
9-Antonella Graef
10-Simone Carvalho
11-Kelly Moreira, So Young, Victoire,
14-Lindsey leads the pack
15-Lovely ladies

  1. hey betty. I think u forgo a few names in ur casting? where is ping(DNA) also ould love to see more photos of the designer think Jen is lovely

  2. I can’t say i’m overly impressed with the line up…and not in to the make up….

  3. Hi Fred,

    I didn’t “forget” any names in the casting. I only listed the girls whose images I used.. This is not the complete collection nor by any means the complete cast.. these are backstage images to give one a “feel” of how the collection looks on the girls when they are a bit more relaxed than on the runway.

    For the complete collection, go to either


  4. Absolutely loved this show!!! I think Lindsey’s name (at Next) should be in red if that means she appeared somewhere on your website. She was on your “Ones to Watch: Come as you are” editorial a short time ago. She also appears with Will Smith.


  6. Responding to laura’s post: Lindsey (Next) appeared in the Resin Denim lookbook with Will Smith and Will is credited on this website, but Lindsey isn’t. She was also in the 1st issue of the digital magazine of the ones to watch: The Next Mission Council. She was in Levi’s Boyfriend Collection Fall ad campaign. She has also walked some really good shows, most recent ODLR pre-fall 2011 and Spring 2011 McQueen.

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