SungHee Bang dives into the deep end with this highly functional urban-chic collection. She lept into her own vision straight out of FIT, where she won first place in both her Associate and Bachelor of Fine Art graduation shows, in Art and Knitwear respectively. This collection has an air of rawness in its exposed zips and edgy design features such as a layer of rips present on one piece that can be worn as a shrug jacket or as three quarter length high waist shorts. This theme of versatility is carried throughout the collection. Textural gathering allows for tailored draping on the front of a piece that can be worn as a jump suit or as a dress. Effective use of buttons gives the hem a military feel that is also present on the neckline of another piece. SungHee Bang has created a two-tone, bone like animal print that brings variation to the collection and a slight organic presence within such a bold almost futuristic array of garments. Though this is her first collection under her name, she is by no means new to fashion, having interned at Donna Karan, J Mendel, Jill Stuart and Peter Som, and having had several of her prints be featured in Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2009 Collection.