Queenie Cao, a womenswear and jewelry brand based in New York, was founded by Queenie-Qinghe Cao, a BA Fashion graduate from China whom studied at China Central Academy of Fine Arts and transferred to Glasgow School of Art in her final year.
In 2016, she graduated from Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society with a Masters in Fashion and subsequently formed her eponymous brand. Throughout her studies, she gained great insight interning at Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta and Thom Browne.
Cao’s originality draws from her unique passion of narratives in stories or film which guide her creations into new territories. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely sources, she plays with her curiosity of blending real and imaginary ideas, inviting the viewer into her own fantasy world.
Cao describes her brand as “the feeling when you are jumping into Wonderland”. Her wonderland fuses contrasting colors, innovative shapes and playful forms in both her fashion and jewelry collections.
Queenie Cao is a womenswear and Jewelry brand based in New York City.
Designer Queenie-Qinghe Cao was born in China. After her study of fashion at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, she continued to explore fashion and jewelry design at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and Parsons in New York.
Queenie’s style is inspired by her imaginary fantasy world. She balances her design and her imagination between fake and surreal, romantic and gothic, beautiful and horrific. She hopes that people can feel the beauty and happiness through her designs. During her study in Parsons, Queenie did her internship at Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta, Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
In 2017, Queenie and photographer Runxi Wang launched Queenie Cao Jewelry In New York City.
Queenie pushes the unique space between fine and fashion jewelry. Joyfully designed and hand crafted of sterling silver, each piece embodies innocence, purity and elegance.
Queenie Cao’s clients include Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kesha, Kimbra, Janelle Monáe, CL, That Poppy, and BOSCO. Queenie’s designs have been featured in Vogue, Vogue China, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Nylon Japan, Cosmopolitan, Heroine, King Kong, Schön etc.