Short Bio: Marjan Pejoski

marjan pejoski NY 2-17-2015Marjan Pejoski has been operating his own label since 2000, gaining both national and international acclaim. Pejoski’s unique style, coupled with his appreciation for high quality, has produced garments that have become a huge commercial success.

Pejoski’s design philosophy encourages pieces that stand out, look individual, and continually inspire the imagination of those who both see and wear them.

Merging traditional techniques and materials with his visionary appliqué methods, Pejoski’s concepts are truly innovative, merging old with new, past with future, and hard rock with romance. Marjan Pejoski’s works constantly surprise through their mix of themes and wide spectrum each season. The result is 4 collections a year that are stylishly progressive, enduring, and versatile.

The “Marjan Pejoski Design” thrives on counterpoint and dichotomy; it is romantic and poetic, yet hard and challenging; innocent, yet sinful; androgynous, yet dandyesque.

Due to the recognizable unique design, numerous press releases, famous buyers, and celebrities, the brand has achieved a cult status at some of the most reputable, cutting edge stores and boutiques worldwide. The brand has made a name for itself in the highly selective and competitive pret-a-porter market.

Marjan Pejoski designs garments for those who are not afraid of expressing themselves. He creates a clothing language that allows the customer an additional possibility to display their individuality. This customer doesn’t belong to a certain class or specific age-group.

Most of them have a creative background; they are graphic designers, photographers, stylists, professional models, actors, art or design students, musicians etc. These clothes are dedicated to the customer who loves and enjoys exploring life with all its rich diversities.

Photo: Marjan Pejoski on the catwalk KTZ Fall 2015 show at MADE at Milk Studios Feb 17, 2015. (Photo by Randy Brooke, courtesy of KTZ)

Marjan Pejoski Biographical Background

Marjan Pejoski was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1968. The son of a politician, he went to business school in Macedonia before moving to London in 1989, where he studied jewellery design at Westminster, shoe design at Cordwainers College, and fashion illustration at the Chelsea Art School in London.

In 1999, he completed a BA course in womenswear at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and delivered a stellar final collection, which caused a sensation when one of the models appeared in a water-filled dress containing live tropical fish.
The same year, Marjan Pejoski shot into the headlines by dressing Bjork in a pink dress made from 80 metres of tulle, hand stitched to create a three-dimensional sculpture that resembled a lantern. Sharing a similar sense of unconventional attitude, Bjork befriend the designer and has shown great interest in his work ever since.

When the opportunity presented itself, she didn’t hesitate to choose Pejosk’s egg-laying swan dress for the Oscar ceremony. The provocative dress captured worldwide attention, both within and outside of the fashion industry.

Although the dress was initially received with some skepticism, many people were more impressed than outraged. In both 2000 and 2001, Pejoski was awarded the New Generation Award by the British Fashion Council.

In February 2000, Marjan Pejoski started showing under his own name. After showing for four seasons in London, he moved his shows to Paris where he still presents his work each season.

He is best known for his avant-garde, unconventional and flamboyant style, couture-like pieces, and amazing finish. His business is rapidly expanding as he launched a seasonal menswear line in June 2003, which received amazing response from the global fashion press.

In 2002, he was invited to Japan by Rita Media, an internal record company, to put on a huge catwalk show for the fashion and music elite. Following Pejoski’s successful show, Rita Media commissioned him to design 32 outfits and style the Japanese megastar Misia for her Asian tour.

The most recent tour in Japan was designed by Marjan Pejoski as well. Because of his incredible accomplishments, Pejoski is now on of the most celebrated contemporary designers in Japan.
Marjan Pejoski is the co-founder of the fashion and music retailer Kokon To Zai where he helps many young designers by showcasing their graduate collections and being one of the first to buy their garments. The list of talented young designers includes Jeremy Scott, As Four, Bernhard Willhelm, Raf Simons, and Emma Cook.

Marjan Pejoski successfully works as a stylist for internationally recognized magazines, such as “Jalouse.”