United Bamboo Resort 2011


Overall, the Resort 2011 shows this year felt more understated and tailored, like designers abandoned the gilded, Hamptons-to-St. Tropez, vacationing elite mindset and set out to create functional, breezy gear for working girls in fiscally conservative times. United Bamboo in particular stands out—with their smart, studied prep looks in the palest pastels and Liberty-inspired florals, their Resort 2011 collection seems designed for those of us hellbent on spending our holidays in the library, getting smarter from books while basking in government-funded A/C. Even slouchy tops and knit sweater-dresses take on an overachiever-chick air about them when paired with Exeter-invoking oxfords, but with the occasional unexpected color-splash (hello, aqua poppies), even the most tailored pieces never feel stuffy. More looks after the jump. (via Refinery 29)


United Bamboo Resort 2011