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 www.brooklyncollective.com

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!