NEW YORK, NY September 25, 2017
Concept Korea featured two designers this season marking their sixteenth season to show at New York Fashion Week. LIE by Lee Chung Chung and Greedilous by Younhee Park (both designers from Seoul) hit the runway with fresh designs for Spring.
LIE’s Spring collection was inspired by the confident, energetic women in society. With “imperfection” as the theme, tees with “perfect” written across them and sashes marked “perfectly imperfect” made a bold statement. Various floral colors combined with 80’s neon hues were added to athleisure styles. Jumping between minimalist designs and unexpected expressions harmonized a classic yet youthful collection. The collection inspiration revolved around the stages of a flower and we could see this vision. From ruffled satin, cold-shoulder tops (that almost looked like flower petals) paired with trousers to sheer skirts, the collection is exactly what we have in mind for the upcoming Spring.
The Greedilous “Botanic Exotica” collection found inspiration from the fantasy of the jungle from the film Avatar. Simple silhouettes, ruffle detailing and melded prints strutted down the runway. Merging a feminine look with a masculine undertone made for a collection that was both classic and directional. While bright colors kept theme throughout the collection, they were accompanied by a few solid dark numbers that were effortlessly chic. Wildly printed bomber jackets and suits caught my eye along with funky mesh detailing on dresses. Red continues to be a color to keep your eye on as a head to toe red suit was one of the powerful ending pieces.