Wonderland.

NYFW: SUNO SS15

A pastiche of funky eyewear, chunky necklaces, and colourful patterns galore, Suno SS15 embodies exotic sophistication

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The scene

It was a Suno-appropriate pre-show scene: a pastiche of funky eyewear, chunky necklaces, and colourful patterns galore.  The front row embodied Suno’s signature exotic yet sophisticated blend, with eccentrics like Lynn Yaeger rubbing shoulders with chic epitomisers like Caroline Issa and Miraslava Duma.

The lights dimmed after thirty minutes of vibrant chatter, and the first look walked out: stripes, and loose-fitting sky-blue pants.

Great expectations

The collection made sense – but too much, perhaps.  The message was clear: they know their customer, and they design for her. The Suno girl is artsy and intellectual.  She’s the gallery-going girl who hates black, and would trade a vacation in St. Tropez for somewhere exotic – the Andes, or Marrakesh.

Her fine-art sensibilities popped up in gridlike Modernist patterns on dresses and skirts, along with her characteristic wanderlust – albeit heavily muted for everyday wear.  A kangaroo-pocket poncho seemed vaguely inspired by South America; a cropped tentlike jacket by Japan.

Coming up roses

A couple of silk, rosebud-print looks saved the day.  More ‘English garden’ than the label’s typical fare – more romantic, and precious too – the dusky buds transformed into a graphic black-and-white shatter: something new for Suno, and for us too.

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Words: Seymour Glass.

NYFW: SUNO SS15

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