NYFW Lie Sangbong Fashion Show Fall/Winter 2015
Mr. Lie Sangbong is a designing mastermind. I tried to tell him that at his pre-Fashion Week cocktail party, but unfortunately, his translator was not around at the time, and the English-Korean language barrier was much too strong.
The Lie Sangbong Fall/Winter 2015 collection was inspired by "Oriental Ink." You can see the theme most clearly in his floral fabrics, which almost remind me of a Japanese painting.
His coats killed it on the runway, thick wools without a hint of bulk. Each one was perfectly tailored with clean lines. And he chose the perfect color palette: black, red, navy blue, beige, and wine. I especially loved the pops of red.
The models were styled in knee-length dresses paired with socks and heels which brought a certain trendy elegance to the runway. Mr. Lie Sangbong also incorporated the idea of a "set" into some of his looks by using the same fabric to create both the dress and coat the model was wearing.
If you haven't been to the Lie Sangbong flagship store in NYC, I highly recommend it. The space looks like a showroom and art gallery in one. Surprisingly, some garments even fell into the $200 price range!
'Til next season!