Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bea Szenfeld

We have a young, very talented designer here in Sweden, called Bea Szenfeld. The cool thing with this girl is that she often makes her creations out of paper! I like the way it mixes art and fashion, and here I'm going to show you her "haute papier" collection "Sur la Plage".

On Bea's web site it states that this collection "contains 12 outfits, each and every one manufactured by hand and out of paper. In the hands of Bea Szenfeld the paper undergoes a complete metamorphosis. The compact cardboard is cut and fold into tiny architectural concoctions, which are assembled together by hand into incredible creations that leads your mind to Jules Vernes (sic) fictitious sea demons.

Among the rolling waves and uninhabited islands appears also the mythological folklore of the seamen. It is a male dominated existence with water sprits (sic) and sea nymphs that fascinates and seduces the men and drags them into the deep seas and rivers. With this simple resources as paper (sic) Bea has created a beautiful and delicate collection of garments. Dreamlike textures and elaborately layered wisps, precise paper cuts and expressive forms. Everything is pleated, stuck, sewed, and glued by hand.

Are these garments wearable? No.

Washable? No.

Strangely exquisite? Yes!"

I don't know about you, but I would gladly wear one of these creations to a beach party! If I could sit in the shade of course. I don't think getting sweaty in the sun would be such a good idea if you happen to be wearing something made of paper... 


  1. I do adore this work, it's darkly magical!! Would love them on my wall!! xx

  2. I can't believe she's actually made these out of paper, there's some serious talent for you. That pinky/ purple dress might be the only wearable one for a while but I love these photos. Darkly enticing.

  3. Wow! She is amazing! Would love to see these in person!

    xo Mary Jo

  4. These are amazing creations. Living works of art!


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