South Korean designer charms Vietnam with colors, waves and swirls

By Y Ly   April 12, 2019 | 07:53 pm GMT+7

Designer Lie Sang-bong’s new collection excited audiences Thursday at the Vietnam International Spring-Summer Fashion Week held in HCMC.


Fashion lovers’ expectations of Lie Sang-bong were met as models presented his creations on the runway at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium, Ho Chi Minh City.

South Korean designer charms Vietnam with colors, waves and swirls

The vedette of the show was Thanh Hang, famous Vietnamese actress and supermodel. At the beginning, Hang wore a white blouse with chiffon and net material with a face printed, and white silk paints. Towards the end of the show, she walked in a long dress with butterfly details.

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South Korean actor and model Hong Suk-chun wore blue trousers and a long coat with a wavy-cloudy pattern in white and blues. He has starred in several famous television South Korean series, including Masked Prosecutor and Reply 1994.

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In designing this collection, Lie Sang-bong has drawn inspiration from natural scenery and images that move, going by the colorful details depicted on pleated dresses, trench coats and silk scarves.

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Several elegant designs have used black as the main background color and peopled it with colorful, daily life images.

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The designer has also used dense floral details, a typical summer motif, in several dresses. The floral details are found everywhere - blouse, pants and accessories.

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Floral patterns climbing up black and white stripes is a motif that was featured in more than one dress in the collection. The designer also utilized a two-layer printing technology to create layering effects as the models moved.

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The high quality material and printing techniques used in this dress accentuated its butterfly effect.

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Meticulous layering was a highlight of some of the dresses, with the gradient colors adding a nice touch.

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The collection also included a few cut-out dresses like this light blue one with an asymmetrical structure. 

Lie Sang-bong, born in 1955, is a designer with great influence in South Korea. His designs have been featured in famous international publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Le Figaro, The Telegraph, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.

Lie Sang Bong has designed dresses for many celebrities, including Yuna Kim, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Zhang Ziyi.

The Vietnam International Spring - Summer Fashion Week 2019 is being held April 11-14 at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium in Ho Chi Minh City.

 
 
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