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
Photographer Elsa Lam