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Lie Sang Bong is considered one of the most influential people in South Korea. His prestigious client base ranges from the highest echelons of Korea’s political elite to instantly recognisable global celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Rosario Dawson, Kelly Rowland, Juliette Binoche and Karen Mok.


His visionary design skills have led to unique collaborations with top Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, KT&G, and Kumho to create limited edition lifestyle products. His work portrays femininity with an architectural silhouette

that possesses beauty and functionality.


For over 20 years, his perpetual creativity and aspirational signature designs have sealed Sang Bong's reputation , and he is often referred to as “the Korean McQueen.” A favourite of fashion critics, he has been featured in publications including: Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, The New York Times, Le Figaro, The Telegraph, Elle, and Harper’sBazaar.


As an influential artistic and cultural figure in Korea, Sang Bong currently acts as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of Korea and a Cultural Ambassador for the City of Seoul.


  • “Designer of the Year” by the President of South Korea

  • “Designer of the Year” by Seoul City Mayor 1999

  • Joong-Ang Design Contest Award 1983

  • PR Ambassador for Seoul City 2008

  • Goodwill Ambassador for Chung Ju International, Craft Biennale

  • PR Ambassador for Hangul

  • Goodwill Ambassador for Seoul Design Olympia

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