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United Bamboo

Fashion Creds

By Andrew Maerkle

UNITED BAMBOO SPRING/SUMMER 2006. Courtesy United Bamboo.

Whereas some fashion designers may impress with overwhelming exoticism or radical flourish, Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham distinguish their United Bamboo label with low-key sophistication. Launched by Miho in 1998, the brand's strength rests on a combination of streetside casualness with stringent production quality, using superb stitching and mainly wool fabrics. They freely sample classic fashion, from stately icons such as Chanel or Ralph Lauren, mixing in their own innovations. In one evening suit jacket from Spring/Summer 2003, Chanel's…

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