Lie Sang Bong Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 New York
In his release for his Fall 2914 collection Lie Sang Bong said "My goal is always to design in a way that pays respect to tradition while providing something that is relevant for the present, marrying art and commerce, craftsmanship and innovation. The confident, intelligent women of New York have an innate understanding and appreciation for this balance," and he's right.
Bong's separates based, outerwear heavy collection was very much aimed at a downtown girl. With mostly loose silhouettes, looks came anchored with black wedge booties, three Velcro straps up the leg as opposed to buckles. The decision brought a focus on cleanliness of line and utilitarianism, two strands that seemed to run throughout the collection.
Inspired by volcanic eruptions, lambswool coats at times came down the runway with seemingly pixelated depictions of molten lava. Of course this followed the first exit, a black look with fiery swirls, featuring lace cut outs almost like craters inside.
This print played opposite, and even melded with that of a houndstooth redux by the designer in greens, yellows and blues. The prints started as linings to most of the outwear, playing double duty on a few reversible pieces. Evening gown options seemed not as effortless for the designer.