Suno New York

I hadn’t yet heard of Suno, I was just randomly clicking through Style.com’s online slideshows of the latest fashion shows currently running in New York due to boredom. Truthfully, I’d been finding an overwhelming amount of shows dull so I never expected to stumble upon this mightily colourful, patterned overload world of Max Osterweis in between the (sometimes totally gorgeous, mind you) minimalist and graphic styles this week. Max had been collecting Kenyan textiles till 2008 when he decided to design. Though inspired by the Kenyan prints, the fabrics are designed in New York and then produced in small workshops in Kenya. All I can say beyond this point is: OH MY GOD LOVE.

Fall/Winter 10

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This makes you wonder why there’s so little African inspiration in Western fashion shows, doesn’t it? Personally, I’ve been wondering this for quite some time. I mean, you just need once glance at traditional African clothing to realise that. So I was obviously curious for more and so I checked it out. AND I LOVE IT. I mean, I even love their resort collection. Who loves resort collections? But oh dear god, I want to save up for these things.

See more behind the cut.

Resort 10

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These colours are just so fresh, the silhouettes so sweet and girly but the combination of these things and the juxtaposed prints is what makes Suno so interesting though most of all fun.

Last but definitely not least these are shot by Tina Tyrell and enhance the cute girlishness of the clothes. So sweeeeeet.

Spring/Summer 09

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Fall/Winter 09

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Can’t wait to see their next collection!

The shots from their Fall ’10 collection are from Style.com (view the whole collection here), the others from Suno’s Facebook page (Resort, SS09, FW09).

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