Trust Lie Sang Bong to add a bit of minimalism to a full day of couture appointments. Bong took a streamlined approach to his collection, as he maintains his vision of stoic floral motifs. The abundance of structured silhouettes, even in cases of two piece numbers, emphasized the lineup’s “less is more” spirit. It is an attitude that creeps into to his pared down gowns that hints of a fascination with Zen philosophy – strips of fabric is cleverly stretched across the models’ torso resembling a stark naked rib cage.
An ode to his own cultural references, and indeed, with the monochrome cutting edge flower motifs, his creations at times seem to resonate the modern Korean sensibility: timeless yet forward-thinking. Bong used mostly black and whites, with streaks of pink and yellow. He has always favored the basics; with prints taking on subtleties instead. This time though, the key gown pieces exude the most charming surprises with dashes of shimmering embroidery. It’s not red carpet material, but it sure is a conversational piece for your cousin’s wedding.
Photography by Ee Shuen