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The Jen Kao FW 2012 collection features a winning combination of fierce femininity and masculine structuring. The lookbook is ultra cool, emphasizing the wearability and laid-back nature of the line. The looks are styled with dark color palettes, favoring dark blues, blacks and grays.
The line features hats, shoes and coats. The hats are a memorable take on a riders helmet. The line is focused on textiles, juxtaposing delicate silks with layers of wool and heavy cottons. The sartorial structuring lends the casual line a sense of sophistication, which any smart-witted fashionista could dress up or dress down.
Jen Koa was born in LA, but raised in Kansas. She moved to New York in 1999 to study Fine Arts at New York University.