The young Korean brand channels tropical hues and sportswear silhouettes for the spring season

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Veteran designer Lie Sang Bong has been injecting the avant-garde into the bloodstream of Korean fashion since the ’80s. Now his son, Lee Chung Chung—a Central Saint Martins alum—takes the reins in his own offshoot, LIE. Having made its debut in 2013, LIE appeals to a younger generation at a more approachable price point than its parent brand.


The SS15 collection, dubbed “Urban Tropicana,” catches the eye with its bold colors, prints and sportswear design elements; the color block coat ($590) is the most covetable from the lot. And after a preview of their FW15 collection (polka dots and circles have never looked so sophisticated, in shades of black, grey and blue) at Capsule, it’s safe to say that LIE is a brand to keep an eye on in the coming seasons.

Both Lie Sang Bong and LIE ready-to-wear collections can be purchased at the flagship store—which happens to be their first international outpost—on 30 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014.

Images courtesy of LIE