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United Bamboo Lowers Hemlines, Embraces Menswear

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The clothes were lovely at United Bamboo's fall/winter 2010 show at the Altman Building yesterday. Largely understated, with lower hemlines and boxier silhouettes, the knit separates, tailored pieces, and silk cocktail dresses recalled the 1930s, Amelia Earhart, and to a certain degree, tailored menswear. Sweater dresses and tweaked-out damask double-breasted suit separates left the wearer's bits to the imagination—kind of refreshing after years and years of hemlines retreating further and further north. Boyfriend cardigans and collarless wool overcoats added volume. Pieces were mostly black, gray and gunmetal with acidic shocks of photo-screened silk and bejeweled golds.

The scene was mainly editorial and largely international. We spotted jewelry designer/actor Waris Ahluwalia and the Sartorialist Scott Schuman chatting in the front row. We also spotted eager female attendees tearing into Shiseido gift lipsticks (giftsticks?)
· Fashion Week Fall 2010 All Coverage [Racked NY]

The Altman Building

135 W. 18th St., New York, NY