The quirky, global eclecticism of Suno’s mismatched prints and intellectual yokel modesty can be charming. It can also be awkward. Often it’s both, as was the case for Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis’ fall collection. It was difficult to find the appeal, even of the most deliberately counterintuitive sort, of the drab, brownish plaids that opened the show on dowdy silhouettes that felt divined from the garb of an ultraconservative religious sect.
But then a group of multihued plaid knits and coats hit a cheery balance of color and coziness. The show progressed that way, hits after misses, with the former coming in a workwear denim dress and an elegant black chiffon, ruffled-neck dress with gold embroidery.