Paper Headdresses

Term: 2 Year: 2016

During the Year 9 Wearable Art elective students at Koonung Secondary College created paper headdresses.Inspired by the past to create a new future, students researched historical or cultural hair designs to form a basis for a paper wig sculpture.

They were asked to consider the social influences of the hairstyle and how things have changed over time. For inspiration on using paper as a sculptural form, students consulted the Paper-Cut-Project (, a collaboration of two artists to transform paper into dynamic silhouettes. Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry were commissioned from several of the worlds top fashion houses including Kate Spade and Valentino.  

Artwork provided by

Erika Harder
Koonung Secondary College