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Lookbook ::: SUNO NY – S/S 11

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on September 15, 2010

We needed to prove that we were capable of growing up, says Erin Beatty of SUNO NY to vogue.com explaining the new and more sophisticated look of the Spring Summer 2011 collection which has just been introduced at New York Fashion Week. Three quarter length skirts and dresses, combined with their signature Kenyan patterns are spot on the Elegant Femme look we saw at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs but captures the freshness of SUNO’s unconventional coloring and prints. Even in the all white dresses with layers of frill structuring the design, SUNO’s handwriting came through strongly while advancing the repertoire. I like to see them developing and playing with styles but staying true to their own character as long as GROWING UP will never mean GETTING OLD. BRAVO!

Click through the gallery below. +++THE SHOES+++

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Introducing ::: SUNO NY ::: Kenya meets NYC

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 11, 2010

This video lookbook about girls on old-school skates just made my day. Where was spring hiding again? Who cares. I am sitting here on my desk with the sun warming me through the window, a good tune coming from my iPod and researching the brand that brought us this amusing video.

Roller-roller-roller-skate-skate-roller-roller…

SUNO was found in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles on his visits to Kenya. Osterweis’ rich collection of Kenyan textile patterns continues to be a huge influence on SUNO’s style. The endless possibilities in detailing fabric with color and different patterns are updated through modern and American retro-inspired shapes. What strikes me the most about this brand is the fact that Max Osterweis and fellow designer Erin Beatty stay true to their roots by producing in New York and Kenya as well. Osterweis and Beatty are giving back by developing their designs and samples in New York’s Garment district followed by artisanally producing the garments in small workshops in Kenya.

Inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection comes from late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as from the citizen of New York City. SUNO is available at Opening Ceremony.









All images via SUNO Facebook Fanpage

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