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Photographer Phil Oh and fashion blogger Susie Lau both share similar travel schedules, a love for a particular type of offbeat fashion, and — essential to any real BFF relationship — fondness for each other. They've been friends for more than six years and have crisscrossed the world — Oh armed with his camera and Lau with her laptop — documenting their style discoveries. The result? Well, it's a little more involved than your friendship bracelets you and your BFF made last summer.
To our delight, they've collaborated with Urban Outfitters on a six-piece collection of clothing inspired by their trips to Mexico City, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Using fabrics they found during their trips, the "Oh, Bubble!" collection includes a kimono dress, a Miao-tribe jacket, Thai ikat-print pajama pants, printed pajama blouses, and a Mexico City-embroidered bomber — Susie's personal favorite. "I think it’s a very 'Phil and Bubble' piece that we’d both wear, probably simultaneously and with loads of different prints and pastel shades going on underneath." A friendship that's above outfit copying? You know that's a solid one.
The collection will be available exclusively online on June 24. Bonus points if you and your own BFF style yours with Lau-and-Oh-approved topknots, too.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters