Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Photos

Natuzzi Showroom, the location host for the previous modaCYCLE Emerging Designers Showcase, has posted some pictures from the event. Here are a few:

View the rest of them on their Facebook album.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Party Like It's the End of Century

Party time this Saturday at LES boutique END OF CENTURY!

Saturday, December 18th 7-10PM
Long White Beard Presents: Kids & Masks
All purchases over $100 will receive 20% off plus a tote by Kingsland Printing
Home-made Mulled Wine and Beer courtesy of Ipswitch Brewery

For more info, visit

Monday, December 13, 2010

modaCYCLE's emerging designers

Last Thursdays, we headed out to Natuzzi Showroom in SoHo to attend modaCYCLE's 1st Semiannual Emerging Designers Showcase. We were honored to be selected as one of ten designers. The event brought together designers, retailers, press, and people from various fields in fashion. Check out photos from the event here:" target="_blank">

Special thanks to Kelly Hazzard who modeled our Spring 2011 looks for us!

New York shops restocked!

We have restocked both We the People and End of Century with our limited edition Holiday pieces. New Yorkers, support independent designers and retailers by shopping local this holiday season!

And just a reminder for those of you not in the NY area, we are still offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders places through our online shop! Order now to guarantee delivery by Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Limited Edition Holiday Knit Warmth Collection

It's finally time to reveal our special collection of Knit Warmth for this holiday! Available only in limited pieces, the collection is all about fun, bright colors in crazy soft cashmere (all yarns are 20% cashmere, 80% extrafine merino wool). All below pieces plus more will be available for purchase this Saturday at the 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair (free admission!). Select pieces are available at New York shops Brooklyn Collective, We the People, and End of Century. If you are interested in ordering one or more of the pieces online, please send us an email at telling us which piece(s) you are interested in and where it would be shipping to.

Lorimer Knit Hat in color Pumpkin, Baby Bedford Tube Scarf in color Clover

Lorimer Knit Hat in color Cornflower, Driggs Flat Scarf in color Clover

Graham Knit Hat in color Peacock Blue, Havemeyer Poncho in color Charcoal

Devoe Knit Hat in color Plum, Baby Bedford Tube Scarf in color Cornflower

Lorimer Knit Hat in color Pumpkin

Driggs Flat Scarf in color Clover

Graham Knit Hat in color Peacock Blue

Havemeyer Poncho Scarf in color Charcoal

Devoe Knit Hat in color Plum

Free Shipping!

As much as you are trying to ignore the looming shopping holiday season, there's no way to get around it! We want to help make things easier and so from now until December 25th, we are offering Free Standard Shipping within the US on ALL orders! That means you can shop without having to face the mobs of people roaming the streets with 10 bags in each hand! To take advantage of free shipping, simply checkout through the online store as normal and shipping will automatically be waived. Enjoy and spread the word!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spring Summer 2011 Lookbook

A long time coming, but here are the pages from our lookbook for Spring Summer 2011! Enjoy! (And have a great Thanksgiving!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

We love holiday parties!

One of the best things about the approaching holidays is all the holiday parties! Join us on Dec 3rd at Brooklyn Collective for some festive fun and shopping! They will be selling some of our limited edition cashmere knits in bright colors so make sure not to miss it.

The Brooklyn Collective Holiday Event

Come celebrate the holidays with us!
Shop for unique gifts from over 30 collections
by local artists and designers!

Complimentary cocktails will be served throughout the evening
PLUS! A special musical performance!

Friday, December 3rd

212 Columbia Street
(between Union and Sackett)

Featured Artists

Niccole Ugay, Akiko Kato, Sara Krugman, Corvus Noir, Amperstance, GIRLFAUXPAS, Lightexture, Plane Jane Project, Skye Fraser, Abbie Zuidema, In The Seam, Jenny Belin, Alexandra Batsford, Design and Labor, Lewis Henry Nicholas, Ink and Joy, Twig Terrariums, Sunghee Bang, LanVy, Rachel Goldberg, Jasmine Golestaneh, Stephen Merola, Oh Clementine, Mina Georgescu, Catherine Hnatov, elle s'appelle, AshiDashi, Near Modern Disaster, Nancy Waller Handbags, Patrice Yourdon, Jess Yam, Courtney P. Hewitt

For more info, visit

Thursday, November 18, 2010

End of Century

We've added a new stockist to our roster... Please welcome End of Century! The amazing little shop is located in the Lower East Side at 175 Rivington. Owned by Lara and Chantal, the store is nicely edited with jewelry, clothing, and vintage pieces. We've added our knit hats and scarves and a few Fall ready-to-wear pieces (Leather Engineering Dress, Gearbox Belt) to their stock.

If you're in the hood on Friday Nov 19th, stop by between 7-9 to enjoy cocktails and shop!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brooklyn Collective Restocked

Heads up Brooklynites! We just shipped a bunch of new knit hats and scarves over to the lovely little shop Brooklyn Collective. That means more warmth for your head and neck! Styles to be found include a one-off Baby Bedford Tube Scarf (similar to the original Bedford only smaller), a Havemeyer Poncho Scarf in Black, and a new Graham Knit Hat which we are going to also offer at the Craft Fair coming up. Only one or two of each style so better move quickly!

Also, just realized Brooklyn Collective posted a fun video from the opening party a couples months ago. Watch to get a feel for the space and some of the other artists/designers carried in the store.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Schema Mag

Canadian based Schema Magazine's lovely little writeup for our Fall 2010 collection:

"Sunghee Bang dresses women who like androgyny and minimalism. Her 2010 Fall/Winter Collection includes reworked pants and shorts with zipper details in black, gray and copper. This tough-girl chic aesthetic is in the same vein as the "cool kids": Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens. However, Bang's knitwear really sets her apart from other designers. Her masterful work in weaving together stylish scarves, hats and sweaters soften the collection and are must have items for this season.

Originally from Seoul, Korea, Bang is now based in New York. Her East Williamsburg, Brooklyn factory serves as an inspiration for her collection, resulting in this overall austere look. Women who wear her clothes may feel ready to take on a post-apocalyptic world and fight evil."

Click here to read the full article at Schema Mag

Monday, November 8, 2010


Infashuated has just posted their interview with Sunghee! Click through to find out more about Sunghee, the clothing line, and the Spring 2011 collection!

Infashuated interviews Sunghee

Monday, November 1, 2010

West Coast Love

West Coasters, your time has finally come! Our shipment to Cali boutique Minnie T's is now in place which means you can stop by either of their two shops to pick up any of the following items:

- Leather Engineering Dress
- Padded Gearbox Belt in Storm Jersey
- Padded Gearbox Belt in Dust Leather (Minnie T's exclusive)
- Wool Funnel Sweater in Camel
- Wool Funnel Sweater in Wheat (Minnie T's exclusive)
- Superlong Leggings in Black
- Superlong Leggings in Charcoal (Minnie T's exclusive)

Lots of exclusives including the Leather Padded Gearbox Belt which is GORGEOUS. Only a few of each of the items so make sure you don't miss out.

Minnie T's Venice
1355 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, Ca 90291

Minnie T's Culver City
8638 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, Ca 90232

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The writeup and photos about our Spring 2011 Collection posted by modaCycle is one of the best we've seen so far! We love how detailed Aya Rosen gets in describing our clothes and the photos by Ned Rosen perfectly capture the details of individual pieces. We couldn't have done it better ourselves! Thanks to modaCycle for their support!

"Both Samurai and Astronaut outfits are uniforms, and as such, utilitarian. The collection’s main visual theme was its use of utilitarian details such as zippers, riveting, buckles, cargo pockets, snaps, and eyelets in original and unexpected decorative ways. Ms. Bang’s chosen colors for this collection were narrow, focusing on mushroom, taupe and black with a couple of items in purple and copper leather. It ranged from natural soft materials such as jersey, bamboo mesh, distressed copper leather, and silk. To harsh digitally printed jersey, which the designer named “Plasma,” and to stone washed nylons. Some of the collection’s standouts were; a double lined mushroom colored jacket with zippers all around the lapels, which changed shape and colors when the zipper was pulled up or down. A modern and elegant black jersey dress with a cross shape back in sheer black mesh. And a long sleeve nude jersey dress with surprising cargo pockets and buckled straps along the sleeves."

Click through to read the full article: modaCycle

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Fashion and lifestyle blog lowefactor has filed us in as "Brands we Lust". How fabulous! Thanks to Jared for the coverage!

"In case you didn’t know, we love new designers. Enter Korean born, Brooklyn based Sunghee Bang. After winning top prizes at FIT for Art and Knitwear and stints at McQueen (her prints were shown in the S/S 2009 collection), Bang debuted her first collection for S/S 2010 and was immediately picked up by EVA. Drawing inspiration from Astronauts and Samurais, Bang’s S/S 2011 is a tour de force. From her gray and white plasma print racerback tanks to her other worldly metallic hard detailed belts and zippers (we’re a stickler for detail), Bang combines classic tailoring with harsh imagery... Bang’s signature patternmaking and knitting is a revelation. Hence why we file her under “brands we lust”..."

Click through to Sunghee Bang on lowefactor


POSI+TIVE MAGAZINE, an Italian based publication dedicated to showing different points of view from around the world through art, design, photography, fashion, etc., currently has our Spring 2011 collection up as their fashion feature:

Click through to POSI+TIVE MAGAZINE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Astronaut vs. Samurai... the movie!

Just posted up the inspiration for our Spring 2011 collection! Directed by the talented John Karian, here are our Astronaut and Samurai costumes in action!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Now Available at OAK

Our email box put forth a lovely email for us today:

Our Knit Warmth hats and scarves are now available at both Oak stores (28 Bond Street in Manhattan and 208 N. 8th in Williamsburg) and online. The styles you can find there are...

- Bedford Tube Scarf (in 100% merino Warm Ash)
- Havemeyer Poncho (in 100% merino Midnight Brown)
- Roebling Flat Scarf (in 100% merino Blue Steel)
- Ainslie Knit Hat (in 100% merino Blue Steel)
- Morgan Knit Hat (in 100% merino Warm Ash)

Shop @ OAK

theMAGAZINE(ok) - Spring 2011 Review

Lots of love from theMAGAZINE(ok)'s October 2010 Fashion Week Issue!

"Cool new designer carried by We the People on Stanton. A tightly edited capsule line that takes basics and skews them toward classics. Sunghee featured an exclusive print for dresses and a stellar pencil skirt- I was the v-necked dress with ruching so badly! Also the grey jacket with zipout black panels on the front. Another standout being the khaki jodphur style pants with zip pockets at the hip."

Peruse theMAGAZINE(ok) Fashion Week Issue - October 2010.

Pages worthy of note: 120-123 (Spring review and images), 17 (invitation), and 22 (model Kelly wearing one of our Spring looks).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Behind the Scenes

On this dreary Tuesday, for your viewing pleasure, here are some behind the scenes photos from our Spring 2011 presentation:

We the People storefront where we displayed the samurai and astronaut costume. We had a lot of passerbys stop to inquire about the costumes, especially the samurai one.

L to R: Chloe is dressed in the Striped Web Tee, Space Legging, and Saddle Belt. Jessica is wearing the Plasma Tank, Double Zip Pant, and Armor Belt.

Sahira in the Black Hole Dress.

Brittany in the Slant Cowl Jacket, Cross Back Tank in Black, and the Plasma Legging.

Ann in the Cross Back Column Dress.

Aquila in the Hannibal Blazer, Box Tee, and Plasma Tube Skirt.

Everyone! We shot the majority of our lookbook outside of the middle school on the corner of Stanton and Suffolk. The walls had such great color and texture that fit perfectly with our inspiration.

Now that the big Spring presentation is over, we've been concentrating on getting the rest of our Fall stuff out to stores. In the next few weeks, you'll be able to find our ready-to-wear and knits at Barneys (New York), Oak (New York), EVA (New York), and Minnie T's (Los Angeles). We'll be sure to give the heads up once they hit stores and let you know exactly which pieces you'll find where.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The THANK YOU edition!

Just wanted to take a moment to give a big thanks to everyone that made our Spring 2011 presentation a success. We could not have done it alone!

Space: Vera Ng and We the People Fashion Collective
Intern: Mia Bae
Video: John Karian
Photography: Paul O’Reilly
Hair: Jinhee Joe, Dakota Heman, Edgar M. Parra
Makeup: Catherine Pena, Sorty Mejia
Models: Sahira Abdur, Aquila Bergstrom, Lana Blanco, Jessica Frances, Brittany Hall, Kelly Hazzard, Chloe Klapish, Ann Lee, Logan Piatt, Sparkle Sterling
Custom Stools: Ben Bajorek

Additional thanks: Alex @ Smart Water, Eileen @ Izze, Meghan Riley, Christopher Granneberg

Another Astronaut vs. Samurai?

Came across this on a random little London-based blog...

What the... !

Who knew there was a battle between Astronaut and Samurai before ours?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Online Store is Back!

After a revamp and an update, our online store is back! It is stocked full of Fall goodies just in time for this beautiful cool weather. Enjoy!

Runway Passport

"It's time to put away the sundresses, rompers, and flip flops. Forget the fall equinox - With Labor Day already in the past, there's no more denying that fall has arrived here in New York City. I stopped by We the People recently and checked out their new Fall Line. For a tough yet playful addition to your booties, check out the feather or fringe spats ($78) by Key by Khoi Le. If you're looking for a unique and luxurious accessory, you might like Sunghee Bang's woven bronze and brown leather snood ($500). Also available now is 0++0's new collection of beautifully draped silk pieces by Stephanie Otto. Other new brands available at We the People Collective: Bedford Street Laundry, N:F:P, Inima, and Chelsea Sutrisno." - Alice Chin

Fall Fashions from We the People | Runway Passport

Grand Re-opening at Brooklyn Collective

Brooklyn Collective, a lovely little shop located on the edge of Carroll Gardens run by Rachel Goldberg and Tessa Phillips, will be celebrating their grand re-opening on October 1st with a little celebration of cocktails and a live performance. Join us from 7-11pm to check out the new larger space featuring over 30 independent artists and designers, including yours truly! We will have ready-to-wear items and Knit Warmth scarves and hats for sale from our Fall collection. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

The Brooklyn Collective Grand Re-Opening Event
Please join us to celebrate our brand new 1500 square foot location
More artists and designers than ever before!
Over 30 brand new collections!

Friday, October 1st

212 Columbia Street
(between Union and Sackett)

Featured Artists

Melangerie, Plane Jane Project, Lauren Simkin Berke, Jenny Belin, Alexandra Batsford, Design and Labor, Sam Phillips, Lewis Henry Nicholas, Ink and Joy, Twig Terrariums, Sunghee Bang, LanVy, Rachel Goldberg, SKT Ceramics, Brooklyn Pottery, Oh Clementine, Lauren Denitzio, Mina Georgescu, Munstre, Catherine Hnatov, J.Cravata, elle s'appelle, AshiDashi, Near Modern Disaster, Johnny Sparks, Nancy Waller Handbags, Whimsiology, Patrice Yourdon, Jess Yam, Courtney P. Hewitt

Complimentary cocktails will be served throughout the evening
PLUS! A surprise musical performance!

For further info please visit

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zink Magazine

Zink Magazine coverage of our Spring Presentation:

"When your collection is a mash-up between astronauts and samurai’s, prepare to get people talking. Designer Sunghee Bang’s Spring 2011 collection fuses her love of Eastern tradition and construction with her love for design. Precise details, present throughout each piece, were a vital and evident element to the tune of zippers and hardware. Many of the pieces from the Brooklyn based brand showcased dual-functionality, keeping strong silhouettes in the overall theme. The Spring Collection was a mix of somber colors, such as the “Slant Cowl Jacket” in a covetable nude jersey. Texture was especially employed in an interesting black dress made from sheer black web — clearly not for the tamest of hearts. Sunghee Bang creates garments for the creator. — Nieci Thomas"

From the Runway: Sunghee Bang

Wonder Girls!

Thanks to Wonder Girls for coming to Monday's presentation!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time Out New York!

Time Out New York has named Sunghee as one of their Breakout Designers for Fashion Week! We are thrilled!

A million thanks to editor Tory Hoen and photographer Zenith Richards for being completely wonderful. Click through to read the full article and preview images from Spring 2011.

Time Out New York - Breakout Designer Sunghee Bang

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spring Summer 2011 is done!

It's done! Spring Summer 2011 is complete and our Fashion Week presentation is over! Lots of pictures and shout outs and updates to come later this week. Until then, get a peek at the collection on afingo!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Save at We the People!

We the People is currently offering 10% off their new Fall stock. Bring the printout in to save some cash!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Michael Keegan

To start off this week, we have a beautiful photo by photographer/designer Michael Keegan to share. The image was shot for We the People's Fall editorial. It's clean and captures Sunghee's aesthetic perfectly! We simply love it!