style.com: suno fall 2010 ready-to-wear
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NEW YORK, February 14, 2010
By Alison Baenen
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty fielded a crush of recognizable well-wishers at their presentation, Ikram Goldman and Anna Wintour among them. Of course, along with a major buzz comes major pressure—but Suno’s confident and spirited collection made it pretty clear the two-year-old label is going places.
The places they’ve been include Kenya, where Osterweis’ mom has a house and the designers have found fabrics to rework into their acid-hued clothes. Africa is still on the itinerary, but Suno is now developing its own prints, as well. “We want to keep things pop-y and bright,” Beatty said. “Girls are too confident just to wear black.”
You’ve got to have moxie to wear Suno. It’s about a print-on-print mix. A gray plaid cape worn over a red and gold tunic dress, tucked into a single-ruffle skirt rendered in orange and teal zigzags… it may be exhausting to read about, but the proportions in real life keep it fresh and endearingly cheeky. Osterweis’ personal favorite look for Fall is sure to be popular among the crowd at Opening Ceremony (where Suno is stocked): a diamond-print minidress in blue, green, purple, and pink, with gathered shoulders and a bubble skirt. Worn under a black blazer, it’s a look even the most committed all-black-wearing New Yorker could love.