February 13, 2010 New York
The places they've been include Kenya, where Osterweis' mom has a house and the designers have found fabrics to rework into their acid-hued clothes. Africa is still on the itinerary, but Suno is now developing its own prints, as well. "We want to keep things pop-y and bright," Beatty said. "Girls are too confident just to wear black."
You've got to have moxie to wear Suno. It's about a print-on-print mix. A gray plaid cape worn over a red and gold tunic dress, tucked into a single-ruffle skirt rendered in orange and teal zigzags… it may be exhausting to read about, but the proportions in real life keep it fresh and endearingly cheeky. Osterweis' personal favorite look for Fall is sure to be popular among the crowd at Opening Ceremony (where Suno is stocked): a diamond-print minidress in blue, green, purple, and pink, with gathered shoulders and a bubble skirt. Worn under a black blazer, it's a look even the most committed all-black-wearing New Yorker could love.