Marjan Djodjov Pejoski was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1968. A son of a politician father, he went to a business school in Macedonia before moving to London in 1989, where he studied jewellery design at Westminseter, shoe design at Cordwainers College and fashion illustration at the Chelsea Art School in London.
In 1999, he completed a BA course in women wear at Central St. 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 full of live tropical fish.
The same year, Marjan Pejoski shot into the headlines by dressing Björk in a pink dress made from 80 meters of tulle, hand stitched to create a three-dimensional sculpture which resembled a lantern. Sharing a similar sense of unconventional attitude, Björk befriend the designer and has shown a lot of interest in his work ever since. She didn’t hesitate to choose Pejoski’s egg-laying swan dress for the Oscar ceremony, where the dress captured worldwide attention and caused provocation, also in the fashion industry. However, some people were obviously more impressed that outraged; in both 2000 and 2001 he was awarded the New Generation Award by the British Fashion council.
In February 2000 Marjan Pejoski started showing under his own name. He debuted on the runway in the London Fashion Week and from the very start he received both national and international acclaim as well as commercial success, providing a high quality manufactured collection that is unique. After showing for four seasons in London, he moved his shows to Paris where he still presents his work each season.
His business is rapidly expanding as he launched a seasonal menswear line in June 2003, which has had amazing response from the global fashion press.
In 2002 he was invited to Japan by Rita Media, an international record company, to do a huge catwalk show for the fashion and music elite. Following his successful show Rita Media commissioned him to design 32 outfits and style the Japanese megastar Misia for her Asian tour. The recent Japan tour was designed by Marjan Pejoski as well. All in which have established him as one as the most celebrated contemporary designers in Japan.
He is the co-founder of the fashion and music retailer Kokon To Zai where he gives many young designers a helping hand by showcasing their graduate collections and being on of the first to buy their collections. Among those that they have helped along the way are Jeremy Scott, As Four, Bernhard Willhelm, Raf Simons and Emma Cook.
Furthermore Marjan Pejoski successfully works as a stylist for international known magazines like “Jalouse” more.
Marjan Djodjov Pejoski‘s concepts are truly modern combining traditional techniques and materials with his visionary appliqué methods: the old with the new, the future and the past, hard rock with the romantic. The Marjan Pejoski design lives between its contrasts - romantic, poetic, hard and challenging. It is innocent as well as sinful. His design philosophy encourages pieces that stand out, look individual, and continually excite the imagination of all who see them. Traditional and modern ways of making a garment are united in Marjan's work offering surprising aspects through a mixture of themes each season. The result is four collections a year that are leading fashion as well as enduring and versatile. Marjan Pejoski designs garments for people who are not afraid of expressing themselves. He creates a language of clothing that gives the customer an additional possibility to express his individuality.