Isaac was born in 1968 in Barcelona where he studied architecture before switching to fashion. In 1991, after finishing his degree, he started working for Antonio Miro on the men’s collection. In the late nineties, his curiosity and quest for quality took him to Paris. Isaac Reina joined Hermès in 1998 at the men’s ready-to-wear studio directed by Véronique Nichanian. He worked on the entire male wardrobe at the exception of accessories.
In 2006, he launched his eponymous line of leather accessories. The first store Isaac Reina opened in 2006 in “Le Marais”, 38 rue de Sevigné. It has been transferred in 2015 in the same area, 12 rue de Thorigny, near Picasso Museum. A few years later, in 2018, a second parisian store opened Rive Gauche, 20 rue Bonaparte.
2007 - 2014 Quai de Valmy - www.quaidevalmy.fr
2008 - 2010 Maison Martin Margiela - www.maisonmartinmargiela.com
Since 2011Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne : Accessories tutor
Since 2015 Balenciaga - www.balenciaga.com
Industrial aesthetics, basic packaging, die-cutting, paperboard folding... Certain masters of architecture and design inspired my work in particular : Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Prouvé, Dieter Rams, Enzo Mari, Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, Martin Szekely, Pierre Charpin... However, my biggest inspiration is essentially geometry, to put it simply. »
“Simple items without pretention. Quasi-industrial shapes, a mass-produced aesthetic yet commissioned to the highest quality according to an artisanal tradition. Seizing the moment to relax, to breathe. Keeping only the most necessary details. Taking one step-back from the traditional iconography of luxury. I am trying to build a new vocabulary : to eliminate the effects and keep the essence. The sensuality of the material, its function. To guide towards a form of natural beauty.”