New York Fashion Week: United Bamboo Spring 2011

Photographer Elsa Lam

Certainly United Bamboo is no stranger to the pages of The FADER, but it's extra special to see the clothes up close and personal, especially when they're being shown in a private little art gallery space with music by Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw. Their spring collection collection represents what the line does best—maintains a real simplicity and cleanliness highlighted by color, textures, and origami-like patterns. Designers Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki looked to the beach for inspiration—clean pale sand, endless clouds, a sparkling ocean—and the fabrics used in the collection reflect just that. Made with light linen, canvas, cotton, and suede, the looks evoked a modern Victorian cut with a boyish girl flare. One of the best parts? The accessories. They're a recent development in the United Bamboo empire, but the colorful blue and amber Clubmaster shades, made in collaboration with Facial Index, were a fan favorite. More looks after the jump.


New York Fashion Week: United Bamboo Spring 2011