Terrence Koh is the new face of United Bamboo. He'll star in this string of ads, debuting in the Spring/Summer issue of Fantastic Man. In fashion terms, you probably know the artist best from his love affair with this Fendi fur - a little over a year ago, he was so obsessed with the almost $200,000 coat he wore on loan that he found a patron to buy it for him - and his constant party presence. So maybe a campaign was the next logical step? Regardless, the images look more like a lonely tinsel-filled party than a you-really-need-this-outfit appeal. Koh looks cute, if a bit clueless, and the ads themselves? Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs, anyone?
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Exclusive: Meet Terence Koh's Adorable Kitten, Skeleton, Star of United Bamboo's 2013 Cat Calendar Shoot
This weekend I had the distinct pleasure of crashing the photo shoot for the 2013 edition of the now-famous United Bamboo cat calendar. This past Saturday, nearly 30 cats (and their owners) came through United Bamboo's Soho studio to pose for photographer Noah Sheldon in the label's special cat-size collection. One of those cats happened to be Skeleton, the seven-month old kitten of famed artist Terence Koh. Fittingly, Koh, Skeleton and Koh's husband Garrick Gott, were the last to arrive
First Look: United Bamboo for Madewell, the Full Collection
So, this is happening: United Bamboo designed a small capsule collection for Madewell and it hits stores tomorrow. Considering most collaborations ar
United Bamboo's Beachy Minimalism
In case you forgot, Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki, creators of $500 cat outfits, design cute clothes for people, too. Not that they want you to forget about their feline obsession--the gift bag included this discount card that looked like a cat driver’s license. However, this cat-free collection did a good job of reminding us to take them seriously again. United Bamboo’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by "shimmering green ocean, clean, pale sand, and puffy clouds in an endless blue sky." The clothes were fit for a tropical vacation. The models walked through an airy two-room gallery space to upbeat west-African - sounding music provided by Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance. It was kind of like Vampire Weekend meets “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid (yeah, my musical references are really sophisticated) and fit perfectly with the collection. The vibe was beachy, minimalist and ladylike. There were definitely a few instances of seasonal trends we’re already starting to notice, including sheer (and not just on top - it seems that visible panties are on their way to becoming a thing), muted colors, and harnesses. There were also a few of these beautiful floral prints with birds and trees, in the form of silk drawstring pants and dresses. Similar works of art could be found at the bottom of an ombre-ish dress and matching long coat. The prints, which added a surprising pop to an otherwise fairly monotone collection, were done by French artist Pier Fichefeux.