Originally from Seoul, Ike Seungik Lee studied BFA sculpture at Seoul national university, subsequently MA fashion at Kingston University. Upon graduating in 2016, Ike launched his own label ‘Starsica’.
Ike takes his inspiration from the philosophical reasoning of phenomenon with an emphasis on a concept of the “everyday wear of luxury with an anxiety of a modern society” and playful imagery with exaggerated layers and textures.
The SS19 collection, ‘Doctored Evidence: Be True to Yourself’ is a story inspired by the current realities of life learned through a variety of different experiences. Ike was inspired by a ‘cabinet’ of curiosities concept whereby a variety of seemingly different objects and experiences are gathered together in a ‘wonder room’.
Photography by Stefan Jakubowski
The stunning collection showed a range of looks including a tropical printed dress, a leopard print skirt and a green woven dress with structured balloon sleeves. The models twisted and turned down the catwalk with red lipstick and bold eyes with slicked back hair. The free-flowing fabrics were layered upon each other to create a multi-dimensional garment.
The pastel colour palette was set against deeper shades of red, teal and navy, creating a rich colour palette that epitomised spring.
Main separates and dresses are divided into multiple layers reflecting the earth’s strata and showing the flow of time. It takes inspiration from both memory fragments and the disconnection of the character’s surrealist journey into the past.
Words by Zoe Bennetts