pure printed beauty
|images from SUNO|
Known for its unique prints and fabrics, fair trade label 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.
Since its inception, SUNO has evolved its business to include production in Kenya, India, Peru and its home base of New York. According to the brand, traditional, local techniques and high-end tailoring, as well as an emphasis on fit and fabric are combined to offer a global and unique view of the luxury world in an accessible way.
I find their prints so pretty. Above are some images of the fall/winter 2012 collection - see for yourself!