Originally from South Korea, Eun Young Park (Rei), lived in Japan and England for many years before ending up in Florence. When she was 10 years old, her father moved the family to Tokyo for five years. She was enrolled in Japanese schools and had to learn Japanese quickly in order to keep up in her classes. After returning to Korea, she studied Japanese language and culture at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea. Rei didn't follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer until after she completed a bachelor of arts degree. She enrolled in Hong Ik University and obtained a master's in fashion design.