Go on enough designer appointments and you can come away with the impression that the world is an endless party—and that its closets are stuffed with nothing but party dresses. Suno, by comparison, can feel like a breath of fresh air. "Suno is a casual brand, and that's what separates us from a lot of lines out there right now," says Erin Beatty, one half of its design team. "I don't like feeling too dressed up, ever. I think it feels really modern to be comfortable and easy."
Comfortable and casual are two of Resort's buzzwords—even more so than Fall or Spring collections, since they're not destined for the runway. (In an impressive case of money-where-her-mouth-is, Beatty wore one of these dresses on the red carpet at the CFDA Awards last night, where she and partner Max Osterweis were nominated as the up-and-coming womenswear designers of the year.) As is to be expected, there were plenty of prints: one that married the geometric lines of a basketball court with an encroaching floral motif, like a Madison Square Garden gone to seed, and one that brightened streaky lines with pops of highlighter yellow.
There was a nineties cast to the entire collection this time around: the racer backs, the Baja tops, the hardier, grungy fabrics like cotton canvas and chambray. These are roads other designers have trod before, but Suno is a welcome fellow traveler. Who ever complained about too much comfort, too much ease?