I was first introduced to the distinct style of Kao Pao Shu in 2008 while in Sarajevo visiting my best friend from college. It took under a minute for my eye to spot a pretty little purple number exposing its seams on a rack in the company’s studio.
I tried the dress on and the designer took it in ever so slightly so that it perfectly fit my frame. But truth be told, I was the one “taken in” that day. And whenever I wear that dress people still get taken aback.