Since making their debut in 2008, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno have established themselves as New York’s masters of print mixing. We’ve come to expect tribal touches paired with interesting proportions, and the duo’s offering for fall 2014 was no exception. While the collection included plenty of simple basics — think sack dresses with shoelace closures, loose-fitting trousers and oversized cardigans — a transformation happened about a third of the way through the show.
Striped and polka dot pieces in rich, metallic jewel tones gave way to multi-layered looks in bright (but not quite neon) hues that mixed stripes, textures and graphic patterns expertly. The final looks were a full-blown party: floral and geometric jacquards, and what looked like gold chain mail, sparkled impressively under the venue’s lights.
On the accessories front, models wore beaded chokers, brogues in a rainbow of colors and socks — accented with metallic stripes — pulled high. We already know what the street style set (and the industry’s hippies at heart) will be wearing come fall.