Lie is determined to embrace both his Korean heritage and Western culture. He believes that too few Korean designers are participating in the global fashion scene. "In truth, I don't know why there are so few Korean designers who make it over to the West. Korea is the 11th economy in the World but it is strange that there are so few Korean designers who participate in the global fashion scene. However I think there will be more people coming forth in the future." Lie's designs are dramatically enhanced by his cultural heritage and his unique use of Hangeul.