Rejina Pyo: Sculptural, fluid, effortless.

The H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation awards a biennial prize for exceptional work by a designer working on fashion and art. The new focus of Han Nefkens Fashion Award is to find interesting fashion designers from non-western and less well-known European countries. The prize includes €25,000 from which €15,000 is intended for a commissioned work to be presented at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Han Nefkens Fashion Award was initiated in 2008. The first winner was Belgian designer, Christophe Coppens, who developed the installation No Reference in Platform 21 in Amsterdam. The second winner, Charles LeDray, presented his installation Mens Suits in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in 2010.

Rejina Pyo is the winner of the third Han Nefkens Fashion Award.  The Korean emerging designer will have a presentation in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the autumn of 2012.  The young talent is only 28 years old and had recently gained her master degree in womenswear from Central Saint Martin’s. Her graduation collection combined soft and fluid feminine dresses with wooden totem sculptures.

The New York Times reported, “Rejina Pyo’s models walked the runway as if belonging to a cult that obliged them to hide their faces behind wooden shields on posts, or cover their mouths with circles of wood.”

Amidst the holiday celebrations, Regina Pyo slows time with an enigmatic presentation of her collection.  Sculptures aside, the dresses are very wearable.  Fluid and effortless, it’s a version of grace.

X Sybil

(Images from Rejina Pyo)

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