For the designer's first store outside of Korea, Lie Sang Bong has chosen a 2,200-square-foot Meatpacking District space with "undulating ceilings," according to WWD. Why New York? "[It] is where everyone comes," explained brand director Nana Lee. "It's the capital of fashion. Customers understand trends and are artistic here."
It's also the home of Lie Sang Bong's Blank Space gallery (no Switftian relation, we assume) in Chelsea, which he opened in 2009 as a part-showroom, part-art gallery space. Now, however, the gallery has moved to the Meatpacking District store.
The space is as dramatic as the clothes he designs, evidently—footage from runway shows are projected onto a screen, while a rug serves as an in-store catwalk. And about those undulating ceilings: the designer posted a photo of the soft-opening back in November:
Inside, you'll find the main collection and the "younger, less-expensive" Lie, where prices mostly remain well under $1,000, including $180 tops and $300 dresses.