Rejina Pyo is an award winning Korean born fashion designer based in London.
Immediately after graduating from her MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins she was taken on by Roksanda Ilincic to work as her first assistant designer. After a year there she left the company to work full time on a commission she received as part of the Han Nefkens Fashion award which she won in early 2012 (judged by Penny Martin - Chief editor at Gentlewoman, Viktor & Rolf, Han Nefkens and Jose Teunissen). As part of this award she was commissioned to create an installation for the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Entitled ‘Structural Mode’ this statement collection worked on the boundary between wearable garments and art works, fusing together elements of fashion and sculpture. The collection was exhibited from September 2012 to February 2013 and will be shown again as part of another exhibition in 2014.
Inspired by modern art and architecture, Rejina Pyo created a stand out collection for her Central Saint Martins MA show at London Fashion Week. Her use of wooden sculptures together with fluid dresses created a beautifully idiosyncratic mood that captured the attention of the fashion press. Following her show Rejina was chosen by the H&M owned ‘Weekday’, to create a range of designs based on her MA collection that were sold in over 30 of their stores across Europe. Pieces from her MA collection were also
selected by Vassilis Zidianakis the curator of the ‘ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion’ exhibition to feature in their shows at the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Gallery La Gaite Lyrique in Paris.
Currently she works as a consulting designer for Christopher Raeburn’s womenswear, as well as tutoring at Central Saint Martins.