June 04, 2012 New York
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?