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Barbara Heels

Shoes
2019 (made)
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.

Pyo’s footwear line is known for its bold use of colour and characteristic sculptural heels. The Barbara Heels typify this aesthetic, made of red suede leather with a black suede ribbon ankle tie, they have sculptural heel, carved in a zig-zag pattern.


Object details

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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
TitleBarbara Heels (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Suede leather and wood.
Brief description
Shoes, Barbara Heels, red and black suede, designed by Rejina Pyo, 2019, London
Physical description
Pair of slingback high healed shoes. Red suede leather toebox and vamp. Cream insole. Black suede ankle ribbon. Wooden scuplted heel, carved in a circular zig-zag pattern
Production typeReady to wear
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.

Pyo’s footwear line is known for its bold use of colour and characteristic sculptural heels. The Barbara Heels typify this aesthetic, made of red suede leather with a black suede ribbon ankle tie, they have sculptural heel, carved in a zig-zag pattern.
Collection
Accession number
T.39-2021

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Record createdDecember 19, 2019
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