Rejina Pyo staged a full runway show for the first time this season — all the better to showcase the uplifting collection she’d designed with the diversity of women who wear her clothes in mind.

To make that point, Pyo cast a number of nonmodels in the show, some of whom were her friends and collaborators. “I look around and I have all these amazing friends — some having babies, some retiring, all in different stages,” said Pyo after the show. “I had a baby six months ago, and that made me really think about all different shapes of women and their roles. It was almost like a celebration.”

What shone out were Pyo’s skillfully cut silhouettes, which were flattering and easy — but never boring. They also embraced the spectrum of how modern women dress. There were loosely tailored pantsuits, one in a mauve-pink with a strong-shouldered, double-breasted jacket and fluid pants. A cotton day dress fastened across the body like a single-breasted jacket, fashioned with gently voluminous sleeves.

Even the evening looks had an appealing, unfussy glamour. One bias-cut sleeveless dress in gold silk had unfinished hems and rips here and there, while a tiered, floor-length black-and-gold chiffon skirt was worn with a simple white T-shirt. Arty details — such as Alexander Calder-esque earrings and sculptural wooden heels on mules — underlined the thinking muse that Pyo has in mind.

Indeed, the collection seemed less concerned with trends and more about a refinement of Pyo’s philosophy of dressing women. “We kind of blend into their life. It’s not like you just wear [a piece] once and that’s it,” said Pyo of her designs. “I want to make clothes that people can wear every day but still feel special.”

By  on September 19, 2017
Rejina Pyo RTW Spring 2018

Rejina Pyo staged a full runway show for the first time this season — all the better to showcase the uplifting collection she’d designed with the diversity of women who wear her clothes in mind.To make that point, Pyo cast a number of nonmodels in the show, some of whom were her friends and collaborators. “I look around and I have all these amazing friends — some having babies, some retiring, all in different stages,” said Pyo after the show. “I had a baby six months ago, and that made me really think about all different shapes of women and their roles. It was almost like a celebration.”What shone out were Pyo’s skillfully cut silhouettes, which were flattering and easy — but never boring. They also embraced the spectrum of how modern women dress. There were loosely tailored pantsuits, one in a mauve-pink with a strong-shouldered, double-breasted jacket and fluid pants. A cotton day dress fastened across the body like a single-breasted jacket, fashioned with gently voluminous sleeves.Even the evening looks had an appealing, unfussy glamour. One bias-cut sleeveless dress in gold silk had unfinished hems and rips here and there, while a tiered, floor-length black-and-gold chiffon skirt was worn with a simple white T-shirt. Arty details — such as Alexander Calder-esque earrings and sculptural wooden heels on mules — underlined the thinking muse that Pyo has in mind.Indeed, the collection seemed less concerned with trends and more about a refinement of Pyo’s philosophy of dressing women. “We kind of blend into their life. It’s not like you just wear [a piece] once and that’s it,” said Pyo of her designs. “I want to make clothes that people can wear every day but still feel special.”

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