The LIE SANGBONG Spring-Summer 2016 collection, entitled “Bojagi,” is a study in modern lightness and geometric patchwork construction. In quilting pieces of fabric, Mr. Lie is metaphorically connecting memories and moments. Beginning with an examination of traditional Korean mosaicked wrapping cloths, Lie Sang Bong sought to create a collection of relaxed, airy garments that would also demonstrate the brand’s mastery of architectural garment design.
Showcasing the brand’s signature sophisticated constructions and multi-dimensional fabrications, the Spring-Summer collection opens with a series of pure white looks in linens and silks with transparent cutouts. Shirts and shirtdresses are soft, yet highly structured, featuring origami-like folds, asymmetrical forms, and contrasting hand stitching. A series of blues, in a variety of shades, are slowly incorporated into the lineup and graphic prints, both linear and abstract, find their way onto a variety of lightweight garments, including a selection of sheer trench coats and skirts. Through the layering of these transparent pieces, an optical illusion is created.
“This season is all about combining and playing with fabrics,” says Mr. Lie, “so it’s almost as though, through a unique mix of traditional and innovative materials, we’re creating something remarkably new.” A prime example is the designer’s repurposing of ramie, a fabric quite similar to linen, into a more textured, cutting-edge material.
To complement the collection, LIE SANGBONG has collaborated with artist Dong-Shik Roe. The artist is known for his large scale dandelion sculptures. The spherical dandelion seed heads, created entirely from cotton, sit atop towering stems of steel. Complementing the airy, light, and delicate vibe of the LIE SANGBONG Spring-Summer collection, these monumental structures inspire fantasy and imagination.
The LIE SANGBONG Spring-Summer 2016 collection will be available in March 2016 at retailers across the globe, including the brand’s US flagship located at 30 Gansevoort St in New York City.
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Hair: Tomo Jidai for ORIBE Hair Care
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