It’s been a busy summer for Suno designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty — Osterweis was recently married and Beatty is pregnant with her second child — so instead of a show or presentation, they opted for private appointments. Their offering this season was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints created by Mary Cassatt, said Beatty, who noted that during these uncertain times they wanted the collection to have an intimacy.
The result was sensual and feminine with plenty of sweet florals, from a romantic fil coupé on a layered dress to a bold oversize printed jacquard on a short-sleeve A-line style. The duo also played with the idea of randomness to create unique pieces, such as slipdresses and tops with random embellishments. Both the fronts and backs of their garments also received equal love, with a classic striped men’s wear-inspired shirt featuring a button-up back, for example. While the designers offered a nod to the Far East, they did so with a cool, modern twist.