It wouldn't be any fun if we stuck with cardinal rule of only covering the season most recently shown during fashion week. That is, we think there's value in all kinds of fashion coverage, and we think our readers can navigate the differences. Yes, the United Bamboo Spring 08 collection was shown during New York fashion week last September, but now you can finally wear it and no matter how closely you follow fashion, everyone can agree that immediacy is a treat that's occasionally nice to indulge in. This Coutorture video, taken from the Unted Bamboo show, has us really excited for Summer. United Bamboo, known for it's structural details, showed a softer side for Spring 08 that kept to nudes and basic, preppy garments. This (though it never stuns the crowds at fashion week) is the reason the brand is so coveted by downtown artists and fashionistas. Something about its sense of architecture and origami, combined with a slightly American version of prep-school chic, make for a range that feels effortlessly cool season after season.
Instant Gratification: United Bamboo Spring 08