Emily Martin, Josie Zillig and Robyn Birch are the incredible Team GB Divers who opened our Spring / Summer 2022 Runway Show at the London Aquatic Centre. We spoke to the three divers on how they reached such exceptional athleticism, the creative process around choreographing sport, and what they look for in their swimwear.
We are proud to be partnering with Canopy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. As a member of both the Pack4Good and CanopyStyle initiatives, we are working with Canopy to ensure that Ancient and Endangered Forests are kept out of our fabric and packaging supply chains. This means sourcing forest-based fibres (such as viscose, lyocell, cupro, tencel, paper or card) which are either recycled or originating from sustainably managed, FSC certified forests. Through our partnership with Canopy we will continue to explore the best and most innovative forest-friendly materials.
Based in Seoul, So!YoON! is a Korean singer-songwriter and a founding member of the indie rock trio Se So Neon. With her unique, androgynous voice and honest and witty lyrics So!YoON!’s music explores the tensions between self identity and society. Rejina talks to So!YoON! about her creative process, what it feels like to perform and how fashion can help create different characters on stage.
Based in New York, Conie Vallese is an Argentinian artist who explores the dualities and ambiguities inherent in the personal and shared lived experience. Working with a range of mediums, Conie’s paintings, sculptures and other objects are composed with distinct graphic forms and abstracted shapes. Rejina talks to Conie about the role of nostalgia, heritage and place in shaping her identity, self expression and creative process.
Born in Maputo, Cassi Namoda is a New York based artist who explores the joy and suffering of human nature through capturing scenes of everyday life in a post-colonial Mozambique. From life-changing events to quiet mundane moments, Cassi’s paintings draw you into the human experience and conjure honest emotions through powerful storytelling. Rejina talks to Cassi about her creative process, her relationship with fashion and what it’s like to let go of work.
Based in Copenhagen, Kwamie Liv is a Danish-Zambian singer-songwriter whose music explores the living experience of pleasure, pain, love and loss. Inspired by her extensive travels (having lived in Zambia, Turkey, Sweden, South Africa, Kenya, Ireland and Bangladesh), Kwamie blends a range of musical influences including R&B and pop to create her own distinct sound. Rejina talks to Kwamie about her writing process, the immersive experience of recording an album and what it feels like once it's finished.
It had been a long time ambition of Rejina Pyo to create a physical space for her customer to experience first hand, as if stepping into her home, complete with hand picked furniture, ceramics, books and art works from all over the world. For the month of December, Pyo’s first ever London Pop-up store showcased a selection of pieces from current and archived collections offering customers a full range of ready-to-wear and accessories.