NEW YORK, February 22, 2011/FW/ — Bright and bold print-on-print patterns are signature Suno, but this season design duo Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty traded in their techno-colored textiles for more muted tones.
Suno’s eclectic mix of patterns (florals, geometric graphics, plaids, stripes, and checks) met maxi and mid-length hemlines in an array of fabrics (silk, lace, wool, crochet, knit and felt) creating a grandma meets “Grey Gardens” look.
Unexpected pairings like a scattered floral grayscale jacquard boatneck dress, a mustard yellow floral blouse, and a felt plaid cape were layered into a single look.
Shapeless silhouettes in the form of tent-like dresses, wide legged trousers, and voluminous capes in a wash of mustard yellows, coppers, browns and oranges conveniently coincided with this spring’s seventies trend.
The designers launched their stylish yet sustainable and sociably responsible line in 2008 with the goal of manufacturing the majority of their collection in Kenya.
Suno also debuted its collaboration with humanitarianly hip eyeglass company Warby Parker (for each pair of eyeglasses sold a pair is donated) at New York Fashion Week. Three pairs of limited-edition glasses in staple Suno prints will be available on Warby Parker’s site this summer.