Sybilla Sorondo-Myelzwynska was born in New York in 1963, to an Argentine father and a Polish mother. She grew up in Madrid, Spain, and after studying there moved to Paris in 1980.
Her fashion career started by working at the salon of Yves St. Lauren from 1980 to 1981. She found Paris too snobbish and cold and after one year, returned to the warm, fun and laid-back atmosphere of Madrid.
After a brief period as an apprentice at Saint Lauren, she launched her own label in Madrit at the age of just 20, and swiftly became renowned for her use of soft colours and quirky sculpted shapes. She made clothing, shoes, bags and recently also furniture.
Her second défilé, in 1985 at the GaudO show in Barcelona, brought her general recognition. From 1987 until 1992, she linked up with Gibo, an Italian textile group, and in 1988 showed at Milano Collezioni. The Itokin group manufactures and distributes her label in Japan. In 1993/1994, she launched a young line, calling it Jocomomola, and in 1996, she designed a rucksack for Vuitton.
She is a creative shoe designer.
Jocomomola, a licensed line arising from Itokin's contract with the Spanish group, recorded an increase of 30% in 2001. The new women's line was therefore renamed Jocomomola de Sybilla to reinforce the identity of the Spanish brand and appeal to its existing clients.
For Fall-Winter 2003-2004, the new line was produced under a license by Pier di Mogliano Veneto (Treviso) and distributed internationally by Daniele Ghiselli's Milan studio.
She is seldom seen, but appeared at the Capucci Fall 2003 show in Milan in February 2003 alongside Roberto Capucci himself. Capucci is assembling a team of young designers to create 21st century garments inspired by his sculptures gowns of long ago.
The Capucci Haute Couture presention for Fall 2003 held in Paris on 8th July 2003, was designed by Sybilla.
Sybilla marries opposites in her work, extravagance with subtlety and humour with elegance. It is her decomposition of form, overlaying of fabrics, and use of non-gaudy colors that are her characteristics.