The LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015 collection consisted of minimalism and impeccable tailoring. The collection’s pristine silhouettes were juxtaposed with the graphic murals created by Korean born, New York City based artist Sun K. Kwak. Kwak created a site-specific drawing installation which ran across the venue walls and down the entire runway at Lincoln Center.
Camel, navy, burgundy and grey hues dominated the collection while bold reds, blacks and whites were used to make statements. A piece that particularly stood out was a long, classic camel coat that had a red collar and buttons accentuating the waist. This pop of color made an otherwise classic outfit trendy. The buttons also did a wonderful job at highlighting a tiny waist that most bulky winter coats augment.
Another statement element of the collection was the leather. From leather skirts to trousers, the traditional silhouettes were made edgy. Even a fuzzy blue jacket had leather accents, allowing this piece to go from day to night.
The only print in the collection resembled a modern art floral design. Found on skirts and tops in minimal amounts, the print wowed on a floor length gown and matching red floor length coat. Sangbong did an incredible job mixing fabrics and colors while refraining from print as not to overwhelm the minimal aesthetic.
Overall, the LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015 collection can be summed up with the words of the designer himself. Lie said in his press release, “I think women are looking toward minimalism and simplicity, but with playful, veiled contrasts to add uniqueness and individuality.”
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