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’. BY COMBINING THE DISTINCTIVE VALUES FROM HIS EARLIER ART WORKS, IKE INCORPORATES FUNCTIONALITY WITH HIS CONCEPTUAL MESSAGES, THUS SHOWING HIS ABILITY TO EVOLVE INTO THE BRAND ‘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.