Monday, January 3, 2011

Artsy Paper Wigs: Marie Antoinette meets 21st century

A series of fabulous pieces for my first post of the year ....  I came across Paper-Cut-Project, a new installation design element that uses expressive cutouts. A collaboration by Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk, the Atlanta-based duo began making delicate paper cuts as an antidote to the ubiquity of mass production, a return to something hands-on. They both shared a love of fashion and the fantasy in storytelling as it played out in campaigns, runway productions and fashion spreads. Together Flurry and Salk conceive the collection themes and make the graceful pieces, each taking 30 to 80 hours to complete.

Paper-Cut-Project's debut installation was an in-store installation for Jeffrey New York and Jeffrey Atlanta in January 2010. In April, Hermes commissioned a 30-piece collection of animal masks for their boutique openings in Europe and Asia. Their latest project is a series of modern interpretations of 18th century wigs, version Marie Antoinette. The expanding collection of exquisite shapes, textures and silhouettes for fashion productions are made entirely by hand using Bristol board, glue, and a utility knife.

Moving forward, we hope to collaborate with a designer, we feel our work should be at home ii the theater of runway. We're also researching how our paper cuts translate to metal for a jewelry line.



Wigs are currently on display at The Hudson Bay Company, Toronto luxury retailer flagship store


  1. These paper created wigs are awesome!! They have so much artistic detail. Love it!

  2. Great article thanks for sharing..

  3. I REALLY like your Blog. Following via Tumblr.

    Inspiring stuff.

    Regards, Chantal.


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