October 28, 2016

Hot! Video #NYFW: LIE SANGBONG Fall 2015


Show: LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015

Inspiration: The juxtaposition of the clean lines of the drawings, shape, and vibrancy of peony petals as seen in oriental ink paintings.

Makeup: AOFM Pro; Hair: Stephen Low for Neville Salon; Shoes: Jinny Kim

What We Thought:

The LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015 collection is named “Oriental Ink” and was born out of Mr. Lie’s examination of linear oriental ink paintings of peonies. Last season’s vibrant collection left us in awe of the sophisticated construction which has reappeared in a more muted, Fall/Winter-appropriate palette of camel, burgundy (the highlight for us in this collection), grey, navy, bright red, and a classic black and white combo. Mr. Lie focused on “subtlety and to explore the mixing and matching of classic autumnal fabrics in new and fresh ways.” We saw this showcased on every surface of the LIE SANGBONG garments, from the tailored silhouettes made effortless for layering to the imprint of the peony-inspired pattern on the inner lining of coats.

The designer’s Asian roots and influences were certainly felt through the ode to oriental paintings through the delicate flower patterns as well as the use of dyed Kalgan fur and curly Mongolian lamb in a selection of coats and vests. Remembering that LIE SANGBONG’s runway last season was our favorite of the Spring/Summer 2015 shows, we were delighted to witness the drawing installation by artist Sun K. Kwak which covered the runway and walls that further emphasized the oriental ink theme.

Photos courtesy of LIE SANGBONG

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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