28 posts tagged "Suno"
This weekend, the Siren Festival hits Coney Island, bringing with it hipsters by the drove (well, those who haven’t carpooled their way to the other hipster music fest of record, Pitchfork in Chicago). Here in New York, Ilirjana Alushaj (pictured, front) and her band, Apache Beat, whose first album arrives this October, will be taking the stage—dressed, no doubt, better than just about anybody else.
Style cred? Yeah, she’s got that. Alushaj name-checks designers such as Suno and Ashish when talking about her love of print, and she recently rocked a Camilla Stærk dress at a concert. “I’m into clothes that are innovative yet realistic,” she says. “No Gaga gun bras for me, I’m afraid.” Bonus style points for founding and editing The Pop Manifesto, her online mag, which mainly focuses on music but occasionally dips a toe into designer waters, too. The magazine pre-dates the two-year-old Apache Beat, and Alushaj says that the band is in some ways an extension of that project. “I guess I felt like another way of showing my love for music was by making it,” she notes. “And I think you see my taste in both, obviously. The bands I choose to write about reflect my taste, and the sound of Apache Beat reflects my taste, too.” Alushaj describes said sound as “psychedelic tribal rock,” but you can judge that for yourself, since the band is debuting the album version of its song “Tropics” here.
Michelle Williams hit Cannes to promote her new flick Blue Valentine, and we’re just about ready to say she can do no wrong. She’s got a soft spot for young designers—she wore Suno to her Valentine photo call—but for the official premiere, she pulled out the big guns: Chanel Haute Couture. (She chose the petal pink column Heidi Mount wore for the show—an insouciant take on Roman sixties couture, if you ask us.) But what we really love is that she toned down the look with a witty choice of jewelry: bumblebee earrings from Asprey’s new children’s collection. Kids are better and better dressed these days—note the news from Pitti, for example, where Gucci and Fendi are due to launch childrenswear next month—and Asprey has wasted no time courting the tot demographic, delivering its collection of pint-sized fine jewelry to stores earlier this year. We presume that Michelle will be handing the ladybug posts down to her adorable daughter, Matilda, as soon as her ears are pierced. In the meantime, a magnifying glass is required to spot them in the Cannes paparazzi shots, but those are the gold, enamel, and pavé diamond earrings pictured above. Totally charming.
Ladybird earrings in white gold, $1,500, available later this year; for more information, call (212) 688-1811 or visit www.asprey.com.
Though we sift through dozens of lookbooks daily, it’s rare that we come across a new line that’s both original and has covetable merch. But Suno is such a one. Designer Max Osterweis founded the label last year after a decade spent collecting textiles in Kenya. The resulting brightly patterned, clean-lined separates are each one-of-a-kind and are artisanally produced in the African nation. In fact, for spring Osterweis is only producing 1000 pieces of the twenty styles. Suno’s clashing, vintage-y prints feel very of-the-moment (see: Junya Watanabe Spring 2009), so much so that Opening Ceremony placed a sizeable order for both its New York and Los Angeles stores. The price range is a rather reasonable $160 to $600. If you’re staying away from the galleries this season, consider it original art on a budget.