We were excited to be back at Milk Studios for the SUNO show! The tents at Bryant Park had overshadowed this space as a venue for many years, so it was refreshing to be back and in a more intimate atmosphere. Every seat in the house is a good one and they also have a Blue Bottle kiosk next door- perfect for our much-needed coffee fix!
We have had our eyes on SUNO‘s African-inspired prints and pile-it-all-on styling for several seasons, so it was a treat to be able to see the upcoming collection in motion. This show was actually the first-ever runway presentation for SUNO, which is named after designer Max Osterweis’s artistic, world-traveling mother.
For S/S 2012, they toned down the African kanga influence and concentrated on a more feminine, sophisticated look. Pale layers of white eyelet blouses were worn over pinstripes; stunning mid-length silk dresses fluttered down the runway; and peplums and cut-outs were thoughtful details that heightened the prettiness. It was an elegant departure from their previous seasons, but still very true to themselves- every single look had at least one print, if not two!
Lots of stylish ladies in the audience that night! It's always a pleasure to run into Christine and Piera, the editor and creative director of Refinery29! And also exciting to spot Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato in the front row- last spring they collaborated with SUNO on a jewelry collection! (Far left with the fabulous necklaces!)
Hey look! The Current/Elliott leopard pants again!
Runway images via style.com