Before New York Fashion Week, designer Lie SangBong had shown up on my social media news feed and had appeared in a few articles from time-to-time, but I did not know much about his specific pieces. However, after attending his SS16 show, I fell in love! His show, titled “Bojagi” which is the study of modern lightness and geometric patchwork construction, contained pieces with beautiful shapes, cutouts, and fabrics.
— And that wasn’t all! Mr. Lie teamed up with artist Dong-Shik Roe, an artist known for his larger than life dandelion sculptures, to create a whimsical atmosphere and fantasy-filled show.
Once the show began, the runway was swept with a variety of white garments that gave the room a fresh, modernistic feel. Slowly, shades of radiant blues and a variety of abstract patterns found their spot in the lineup. Sheer fabrics also seemed to be a favorite of Mr. Lie’s collection, as you could find them layered over certain pieces, creating depth and optical illusion on the runway.
According to the official Lie SangBong SS16 press release, Mr. Lie stated, “This season is all about combining and playing with fabrics, so it’s almost as though, through a unique mix of traditional and innovative materials, we’re creating something remarkably new.”
Following the show, we were fortunate enough to be invited to the official Lie SangBong after party at the brand’s US flagship store.
After being confirmed at the door, we entered a room that had a contemporary look, similar to the show. Mr. Lie’s pieces lined the walls, matcha and grapefruit cocktails accompanied the perfectly manicured hands of the attendees, music filled the room and the floors were incredible – literally the most amazing tiles we have ever seen! Attendees, dressed to impress, had the opportunity to try on some of the Lie SangBong pieces, pose for photos and chat with Mr. Lie himself!
For those of you loving these pieces, or looking to broaden your designer knowledge and/or spring wardrobe, keep your eyes peeled for the SS16 Lie SangBong collection, available both worldwide and the brand’s flagship store, located in Chelsea, in March 2016.