If Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of Suno are known for anything, it’s their animated, tribal-inspired prints and spirited use of brights, but for Fall 2013, the design duo plays with black and pared-down patterns much more than we’ve seen them do before. It is Autumn afterall and though not an inch of the brand’s signature handcrafted vibe or functionality is lacking, there is a definite shift to a darker palette: no trouble at all for the New York City fashion woman who loves black.
Black, charcoal, and grey dominate the collection, but are not at all mundane. Textures are mixed to uplift the dark shades: wool paired with quilted nylon, cashmere juxtaposed against silk, and more.
The designs lighten up, giving way to florals (think a very chic tablecloth) and dotted patterns on roomy tunics, shirt dresses, a peplum jacket, and a number of trousers.
It’s a basic tenet of Suno-ism to mix prints and that’s demonstrated here with wallpaper patterns paired with stripes and tartan taking on an electric plant print.
As far as red carpet-wear goes, there are a few looks that might catch the eye of Solange Knowles and Kerry Washington. My favorite look is an embellished printed crop top and prairie skirt ensemble that will look killer with a sleek chignon and gold pointed-toe pumps.
Any looks catch your eye?
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