On Our Radar: Reike Nen

Diana Bell-Heather   |   06 - 11 - 2018

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We have our eye on one of the most popular independent shoe brands in Seoul, South Korea, and you should too.

 

Designer Rei Yoon Hongmi behind the label Reike Nen bring a modern spin to classic silhouettes with her sculptural shapes and surprising fabric combinations.

 

Founded in 2010, it was one of a handful of footwear names around, but quickly gained momentum among the fash pack in Seoul, and everyone knows that it’s the capital of forward thinking and fascinating design.

 

Rei Yoon Hongmi wanted to create shoes that were feminine and not overly dressy. Comfort of wear is also at the core of the brand picking up on the cultural needs in South Korea so you won’t see high heels, instead they will be block shaped or stacked. As minimal as they appear, Reike Nen always have a surprising feature like exposed zippers and buckle embellishment offering something different and eccentric.

 

Click through the gallery above to get to know the cult label a little better.