Naya Rea is based in London but much of her production is based in Ukraine. Born and raised in Siberia, her designs draw on the folklore, colours and textures of her native country. But don’t imagine an exercise in national costume, this is proper fashion design: beautiful, whimsical, interesting.
SS23 is a charming mix of fairytale, handcrafted embroidery, toile print romance and the super cool, bias cut acetate pieces which undercut the overarching prettiness of the collection. As clever and lovely as ever.