September 12, 2004
United Bamboo showed an accomplished, if somewhat uneven, spring collection that touched on the themes of the week (peasant and safari looks, for example) while maintaining its signature style. The action was mostly in the details: silk knit tank dresses with woven panels at the bust; lively touches of gold on floral blouses and skirts, and hand-sewn strips on the cotton tunics for a touch of crafty individuality. Fluid jerseys, crisp cottons, and a mix of prints added to the interest.
Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham, the line's designers, cut a mean jacket, which they showed in safari and tuxedo versions, worn with wrap-over pants and culottes for an interesting play on proportion. But those lighter peasant-style pieces hit the most felicitous note for spring.