33 posts tagged "Suno"
Friday night, Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis unveiled their “African maximalist” Spring ’14 collection in New York. Before the new looks hit the runway, director and videographer Meagan Cignoli trailed the duo as they put the final touches on things. “We actually started with African Bakuba cloths, and somehow took them to a whole other place,” says Beatty of the design process.
Cignoli’s stop-motion video, the first in a series commissioned by Swarovski, makes its exclusive debut here. We’ll be premiering two more films from the project—which highlights New York-based Swarovski Collective designers including Prabal Gurung and Wes Gordon—later this week.
The Spring ’14 collections are under way in New York, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Suno, designed by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Friday, September 6
WHAT: “African Maximalism—a little bit tribal, a little forties, a lot of color!”— Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty. The designers sent us a glimpse of their Spring collection, above.
In addition to vivid palettes and eclectic prints, one might say that altruism has become part of Suno‘s DNA. Five years ago, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty founded their New York-based label in order to help create jobs in Kenya (they currently produce a portion of their garments there, as well as in Peru and India). But the duo decided that they wanted to make a difference in their own community, too. And with their latest project—a series of cotton T-shirts ($75) and silk dresses ($395) designed in collaboration with artist Shantell Martin—they’re doing just that. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the limited-edition capsule, which will be available from today on SunoNY.com, will be donated to Apple Arts—a Brooklyn-based charity that offers free arts education to children living in New York’s homeless shelters. “I think we have always tried to give back in certain ways, whether it be the way we produce or something else,” offered Beatty. “So this time, we were trying to give back locally,” added Osterweis. Continue Reading “Suno Keeps On Giving” »
South African-born, New York-based milliner Albertus Swanepoel has been creating hats for such brands as Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Club Monaco since 2004. So today, a few fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums—many of whom have sent his custom toppers down their catwalks—have made a little something for him. The hatter will open his very first exhibition, A Milliner’s Story, this evening at downtown boutique Odin, and his wares will rest on bespoke hat forms by the likes of Suno (above, bottom left), Band of Outsiders, Richard Chai (above, bottom right), and more. For instance, Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs turned out a noggin made from black snakeskin (above, top left), and Irene Neuwirth created a pink face adorned with semiprecious stones (above, top right). “I didn’t really give them any direction, and I was very impressed with [the designers'] craftsmanship and technical skills,” Swanepoel told Style.com. “Those things are very important to me.” Continue Reading “Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together” »
The CFDA just got a little—well, actually, significantly—bigger. Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America named 32 new members, including Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis (above), who won the 2013 Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Jennifer Meyer, Todd Snyder, Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer, Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman and Justin Salguero, and more. “Acceptance into the CFDA family is validation of a designer’s talent and it is an opportunity to access the many offerings and programs provided by the organization,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb told WWD. The council, which hosted its 2013 awards bash last week, is now up to a whopping 454 members.