JON DYBALL – DESIGNER PROFILE.
“When kids were outside kicking soccer balls, I was inside on a sewing machine”.
Jon Dyball, Designer of Catalyst and Obi at High Society, grew up in rural Bay of Plenty, with the knowledge that he was going to be a fashion designer.
“I don’t remember a time when I didn’t make clothes. I made my first pattern – a pair of shorts – when I was eight years old.”
Taken under the wing of his ‘talented and patient’ grandmother, who spotted the youngster’s creativity at an early age, Jon was taught sewing, patternmaking and cutting at an early age, principles that he still uses to this day.
“I now have my grandmother’s machine in my house that I was taught to sew on”.