Contemporary Refinement is the motto.
South Korean designer Rei Yoon Hong Mi founded her label Reike Nen and has garnered international acclaim for her shoes and handbags. The brand calls attention to relevant, or trendy, design but translates the inspiration into timeless pieces to be enjoyed by a range of customers. As you study the timeline through photos, Reike Nen has truly been refined over the years, living up to their motto of “contemporary refinement”.
The latest collection in at Idlewild features robust geometric heels, dainty straps, and square toe boxes. The handbags feature cushy braided handles and a color palette peppered with jaunty accents. After a year of mostly drab dressing, aside from when we take the time to get put together for a grocery trip, the exuberant colors and designs from the latest Reike Nen collection are the perfect antidote. There is truly a style for everyone. Something bold like the Layered Face sandals in Mandarine. Something neutral, and flirty like the Knot Pointed Sandals in Cream (perfect for date night!). Maybe something sexy, like the Open To Strap Sandals in Wine!
Designer Hongmi’s inspiration stems from novels, films, vintage, traditional craft, unprocessed natural materials, and more. Reike Nen produces their shoes and other products in Seoul, since 2010.