South Korean, London-based designer Rejina Pyo looked through her mother’s sketchbooks and draped herself in fabrics as a child. When Pyo joined Central Saint Martins’ prestigious MA course, her aptitude for colour, form and materials was evident within her standout graduate collection of colour blocked robes and wooden totem sculptures in 2011. She then designed a capsule collection for ‘Weekday’ and spent a year as Roksanda Ilincic first assistant.
Pyo won the 2012 Han Nefkens Fashion award and created fashion and art blurring installation ‘Structural Mode’ for the Museum of Rotterdam. All of these experiences have contributed to the aesthetic of Pyo’s namesake label. A very personal vision, based on subconscious images and feelings: she sculpts elegant, colourful forms in fabric for effortlessly confident women.
For Spring Summer 2014 Pyo uses soft textures and lesser seen colour combinations to assemble modern, timeless shapes. The mosaic print and lace developed from the tiles seen on recent Moroccan trip act as a personal record, adding to the well-crafted air of casual femininity.