Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis have a knack for effortlessly working contrasting elements to chic appeal. For their fall Suno collection, they mixed the severe with the charming, the minimal with the opulent. They said they looked to the images of Scottish photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, who spent about two decades documenting the nomadic Roma people’s social transformations and acquisition of wealth. A haughty inspiration for sure, but no matter — the clothes were stellar.
The show opened on an almost monastic note — a simple gray tunic dress with lace-up detail at the neckline and sides — and then moved into the designers’ signature graphic patterns and rich jacquards. The multicolored striped motifs appeared on a range of pieces: the collarless coatdress worn with a pleated maxiskirt and an eye-catching layered patchwork dress over another pleated skirt both had a folkloric feel.
The metallic range that closed the show was beautiful — especially the gold zip-neck top in a swirl pattern over a shimmering patchwork wrap-miniskirt.