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'Nane' handbag

Bag
2019
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Rejina Pyo is a London-based contemporary fashion brand founded by the Korean designer of the same name. Born in Seoul, Pyo moved to London in 2008 and completed the MA Fashion Design course at Central Saint Martins. She then worked as a designer at Roksanda before setting up her own company in 2014. Pyo is known for her pared-back, architectural designs and fun summer dresses with bright splashes of colour. In line with slow fashion, Pyo’s designs are intended to last and be worn season after season, and separates are designed to be mixed and matched again and again.


Object details

Category
Object type
Title'Nane' handbag
Materials and techniques
cotton
Brief description
Handbag, cotton, 'Nane' design, Rejina Pyo, London, England, 2019.
Physical description
Cotton polka-dot handbag, the 'Nane' model, designed by Rejina Pyo for the Resort 2019 collection.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25cm
  • Width: 21cm
  • Depth: 12cm
Production typeReady to wear
Gallery label
THE MAGIC OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS Everyday items can be playfully transformed into humorous bags. In the 1980s, British designer Lulu Guinness became synonymous with surreal and witty accessories inspired by commonplace objects. More recently, Gabriela Hearst used an accordion to inspire her 'Diana' bag (named after soul singer Diana Ross) [T.272-2019], while Rejina Pyo took a traditional Korean lunch box for her 'Nane' bag. Often, these bags are made to stand independently, transforming them into intriguing sculptures that transcend their function as mere receptacles for transporting belongings. V&A, Room 40, Bags: Inside Out (12/2020)
Credit line
Given by Rejina Pyo
Summary
Rejina Pyo is a London-based contemporary fashion brand founded by the Korean designer of the same name. Born in Seoul, Pyo moved to London in 2008 and completed the MA Fashion Design course at Central Saint Martins. She then worked as a designer at Roksanda before setting up her own company in 2014. Pyo is known for her pared-back, architectural designs and fun summer dresses with bright splashes of colour. In line with slow fashion, Pyo’s designs are intended to last and be worn season after season, and separates are designed to be mixed and matched again and again.
Collection
Accession number
T.297-2019

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Record createdDecember 19, 2019
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