NEW YORK… Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki of United Bamboo are favorites of the downtown fashion scene, beloved by indie celebrities and stores alike. Youthful designs that recall schoolgirl chic are their calling cards, as well as substantial materials and playful prints. The new work for F/W 09 did not disappoint, focusing on prim, a-line smock dresses, splatter pattern silk shifts and slim sweaters. Savvy accessories like berets and ankle socks completed the demure, yet alluring looks. Look to United Bamboo for a pitch perfect mix of uptown modesty and creative class cool.

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