Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. United Bamboo Worked the Past and the Present, and the Feminine and Masculine in its Fall 2010 Collection

by Rachel Yeomans | February 13th, 2010   

“A panda walks into a bar and orders a bamboo sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda eats it, pulls out a pistol and kills the waiter, then gets up to leave. The bartender yells for him to stop. The panda says, ”What do you want?“ The bartender says, ”You come in here, you order food, kill the waiter, and now you try to skip out without paying?“ The panda says, ”Hey! I’m a Panda. Look it up!“ and walks out the door. The bartender goes into the back room and looks up panda in the encyclopedia. ”Panda is a bear native to China. Known for it’s stark black and white coloring, it eats shoots and leaves.“

This was the introduction to the run of show placed on the seats during the United Bamboo runway show that took place during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. I have to say, I have never read a more entertaining run of show in my entire history of fashion. And to my delight, the clothing lived up to its literary predecessor. Designers Miho Aoki & Thuy Pham stated that their Fall 2010 collection was inspired by the women of the 1930’s – particularly ”by the masculine part of feminine and the feminine part of masculine“. As a working woman, I can’t come up with a better description of a wardrobe collection that depicts the type of clothing I’d want to wear during the workday. And the clothing from United Bamboo definitely worked the part.

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Photos: New York Magazine

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