PARIS, Mar 5, 2009 / FW/ — Proposing his unique vision of futuristic Goth, Korean designer Lie Sang Bong sent out a sexually charged collection that featured an old Chinese art called ‘senshi’, an intricate process where patterns or pictures are made by cutting figures out of paper with a sharp blade.
Using leather as his medium, Lie Sang Bong created a golden tunic worn like a knight’s armor over a lurex catsuit molded on the model’s figure. Together with the square pea coat adorned with a senshi shaped collar and a pair of Arnis or Jutte (both are stick weapons in martial arts) sticking out, there was also a very vague reference to S&M in the collection.
What is amazing is that though the collection is high concept, with some of the pieces actually theatrical, majority of the collection is actually wearable – the long floor length winter coat, the one-shoulder cocktail dress made of feather, the shift dresses with pagoda shoulders and everything that was done in tiger stripes.
Lie Sang Bong who has always been a favorite by celebrities and the social set in his native Korea is fast becoming one of the spearheads of 21st century fashion.