PYLOT went backstage with AOFMPro and head make up artist Yin Lee to witness the Lie Sangbong SS15 show at NYFW.
“Dream Road”. It’s an apt title for a collection that evokes so much optimism and airiness, and this season, for SS15, that’s just what Korean-born designer, Lie Sangbong achieved. “I want to share the positivity that is brought on by the beginning of spring and the promise of a new day,” he stated before the show.
And who would disagree with such a sentiment? Bright butterflies fluttering across silk organza and chiffon, the waterfall hems on all-white dresses, a hint of skin here, a touch of lace there – it was feminine, ethereal and on the converse, bold. Sangbong is an artist who knows his craft though, put this in the hands of a less experienced architect and it would have gone from beautiful to boring.
Everything about it appealed; the mirrored glass tiles on the floor, the simple hair and makeup that was inspired by the colours of the sky and, of course, the clothes. A butterfly bodice worn over a crisp white shirt dress proved a refreshing take on layers. And that almost holographic printed slip dress? Expect to see it on a lithe actress when award season rolls round.
– Words: Ashley Jardine
Images © Max Barnett using Impossible instant film