JAKARTA, Nov 3, 2012/ — The definitive fashion event in Southeast Asia, Jakarta Fashion Week opened with a bang with Paris-based Korean designer Lie Sang Bong kicking off the sennight with his inimitable fashion style.

Named “Designer of the Year” in 2009 in Seoul, Lie Sang Bong has been showing in Paris since 2002 and has graced New York for the past several seasons.

Known for his architectural silhouettes that are demi-futuristic but with a foothold in the present, Lie Sang Bong is a go-to designer among the glitterati that includes Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Rihanna.