Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week: Suno

– By Leena Sanzgiri –

Consciously or not, the moment that best encapsulated the Suno Fall RTW collection occurred when the label’s design duo emerged to take their bows. Max Osterweis wore casual men’s sportswear and Erin Beatty donned the print separates that have defined the brand’s forte from its inception; the collection aimed to meld the two looks in varying forms. In this collection, Suno overwhelmingly succeeded in delivering all of the above. The show kicked off with charcoal gray striped suiting with accents of green, followed by orange and black striped pants paired with military outerwear, transitioning to delicate separates in joyous florals, and culminating in gilded black ensembles that managed to marry gold polka dots with sharp tailoring.

Okay, so—typically, such a eclectic array of looks doesn’t provide for the most cohesive collection, however, it was abundantly clear that Osterweis and Beatty were making a point to demonstrate their growth and versatility as designers. These two together have a sincere knack for cutting silhouettes that perfectly balance sophistication with whimsy, and they intuit the color palettes and prints that will work to bring those very silhouettes to life. More so than in previous collections, this time around the designers made a call for fans to recognize just how the Suno girl dresses both up and down—and believe us, we’re listening.

Leena Sanzgiri is a Manhattan-based management consultant from Dubai, where she grew up loving fashion, art, music, and theater. She strives to balance writing, traveling, cooking, painting, socializing, and hunting for vintage finds with watching abnormal amounts of reality television. Stay tuned for her forthcoming personal blog and for more posts on oliviapalermo.com, or follow her on Twitter: @leenasanzgiri

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