By Natalie Chui
Born in Seoul, South Korea, fashion design was embedded into her DNA. “My mother was a designer,” she said. “She has always been a major inspiration in my life.” Rejina first studied fashion design in Seoul, then took up a job designing fashion for a department store, before moving to London to study the prestigious masters degree at Central Saint Martins. After graduating and working for Roksanda, she launched her namesake brand in 2012 to critical acclaim, and last year Rejina won the British Emerging Talent Womenswear Award at the British Fashion Awards.
Here, we talk to Rejina about the endearing appeal of vintage clothing, and why it’s necessary for her clothes to be versatile and comfortable.