Suno dress (on sale here!)
Dannijo necklace (here)
Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here)
Burberry peep toe booties (here)
Chanel large boy shopping bag (similar here)
Deborah Lippmann nail polish (here)
If you know me, you know my love for color + print + pattern + textures. So, I naturally fell in love with Suno’s pieces.
But I fell in love with the label even more when I learned the story behind the brand and its designing duo, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty. Through his travels, Max had amassed a collection of vintage Kenyan textiles. After witnessing post-election violence and seeing it damage the textile industry there, he was moved to do something. He joined forces with designer Erin Beatty, and in 2008 the duo started Suno – “a high end collection with a conscience.” The NYC-based label has since expanded beyond Kenya, but keeps their mission in focus no matter where they do business.
In 2013, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) honored Suno with the Emerging Talent in Womenswear award. But it is not only their designer peers who love them. Celebrities love Suno too! Recently, Kerry Washington was spotted wearing this exact Suno dress while out and about in NYC, as seen here on Red Carpet Fashion Awards. And red carpet darling Lupita Nyong’o wore a Suno look to the 2014 CFDA awards.
If you too like timeless patterns mixed in modern ways, and if you like the idea of a label with a conscience, be sure to check out Suno. The pieces are easy to wear and create an effortlessly cool vibe. You can see the current collection runway photos on Fashion Wire Press here. You can also see the upcoming Spring Summer 2015 collection here. You can shop for Suno pieces at many retailers online, including some of my favorites, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, and Hampden Clothing. If you are in Houston, you can browse Suno in person at Baanou boutique.
Photos snapped quickly with an iPhone on a dreary day in NYC during fashion week, while taking cover from the rain!