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SUNO FW12 COLLECTION

SUNO is a New York based womenswear label founded in 2008 by Max Osterweis in collaboration with designer Erin Beatty. The collection was launched in Spring 2009 after post-election violence threatened to damage the economy and industry in Kenya, a long time second home to Osterweis.

Using vintage Kenyan textiles that Osterweis had been collecting for years, they created their first small collection, produced predominantly in Kenya. The collection was represented in its first season by Opening Ceremony, Maria Luisa, Enny di Monaco and Ikram.

Since its inception, SUNO has evolved its business to include production in Kenya, India, Peru and its home base of New York. Via a combination of traditional, local techniques and high-end tailoring, as well as an emphasis on fit and fabric, SUNO is able to offer a global, unique view of the luxury world in an accessible way.

SUNO currently offers a jewelry collection in collaboration with Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, as well as a capsule footwear collection with Loefler Randall shoes, incorporating the unique prints and fabrics of the collection into each design to maintain the same optimistic, fresh, and slightly haunting point of view across all lines.

SUNO is available at more than 60 retailers worldwide, including Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, Ikram, Browns Focus, and Lane Crawford.

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Designer. ERIN BEATTY

Company. SUNO

Published on July 5th, 2012

by Stylnk

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