Earlier this month, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis took home the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDAs. Now the phone's ringing off the hook with helpful new friends ready to offer unsolicited advice. But Suno, whose momentum has been steadily growing season after season, is staying its own course, especially for Resort. Resort collections, Beatty said in her smart new studio, are "an opportunity to celebrate who you are as a brand."
Suno's calling card has always been prints, and they weren't stinted upon here: Mostly of a forestial-floral variety, from sweet little petaled buds to hairier leaves that looked like—but weren't, Beatty swore—hemp. ("The pot leaves are selling great!" her sales director enthusiastically reported.)
The prints aren't going anywhere, but now the focus is on textiles, too. There were interesting new materials on view, from a bubble-embossed poly blend to vinyl. Who Suno is as a brand has a lot to do with pieces that are eye-catching but steadfastly wearable: paneled dresses, A-line skirts, all-of-a-kind top-and-trouser sets. And so, happily, it marches steadily on.