Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo

Living, as this writer does, in the heart of west London, you’re destined to run into your fair share of Rejina Pyo. The British designer has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s best-loved—and most wearable—new names, steadily building her fanbase since she burst onto the scene in 2017 with *those* puffy cotton dresses. For pre-fall ’21 her fans have more to fawn over, with the added bonus of being able to shop the entire collection on her website immediately.

The clothes themselves—shot for a lookbook in a nondescript, oh-so-80s house in the suburbs—encapsulate the full spectrum of in-between seasons like pre-fall. For every flirty, floaty gingham day dress there is a snug-fitting leather trench coat. Candy-coloured slingbacks are worn with socks (albeit chic, sheer printed ones) and heavy-cotton suiting is worn with summery slides.

Highlights include a striped two-piece set with an ultra-oversized ruffled collar, a Phoebe Philo-esque tan skirt suit, and a particularly fetching pair of fluffy shearling mules. Pieces are made with sustainably focused materials, including regenerated cashmere, recycled denim, and organic cotton.

“It’s a collection to be lived in, a ‘come as you are’ attitude,” reads the collection’s press notes, and it’s to view Pyo’s pre-fall offering and not recognise the same paradoxical clashes that have taken over our own wardrobes in lockdown. Masculine and feminine, forward-thinking and nostalgic, glamorous and low-key—2021’s sartorial ethos is to embrace the contradictions. When the results can look this polished, why wouldn’t you?

Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo Pre-Fall 21
Image: Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
thoughts?