The Suno Spring/Summer 2015 Georgia O'Keefe-Inspired Collection Will Make You Think You're In New Mexico
When you think of New York Fashion Week, notoriously sensual artist Georgia O'Keefe's vivacious florals don't usually spring to mind. No matter, because SUNO designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty whipped up their Spring 2015 collection with that very connection in mind.
Founded in 2008, the company sources its textiles and inspiration from artisans indigenous to India, Kenya, Peru, and of course its home base of New York, resulting in collections that couldn't be farther from Calvin Klein's minimalism or Lisa Perry's modish designs. SUNO isn't for the girl who wants to recede into the shadows, it is for the girl whose style is deliberately loud and outspoken in the chicest possible fashion.
For Spring 2015, the designers chose the artistic landscape of New Mexico, rendering slightly boxy, loose silhouettes in washed-out stripes, faded florals, and geometric checkered patterns. The collection was further softened by feminine ruffles and sweet eyelet accents, creating an overall vibe of relaxed, bohemian style. Standout pieces included a silken, sleeveless floral-print dress with a checkered handkerchief hemline, a peplum eyelet top paired with an intricately detailed, drop-waist white skirt, and a modish pastel shift with a subtle windowpane pattern and a ribboned pleat along the hemline.
The presentation's hair and makeup took their cue from the collection's free-spirited mien, utilizing Maybelline and Kerastase products for a fresh-faced, utilitarian look. For a seaside-appropriate fishtail braid, Kerastase stylists coated locks with a combination of the line's Forme Fatale gel, Laque Noir, and Gloss Appeal, giving models the appearance of having just come from a dip in the pool. Cosmetics were equally pared-down: As one makeup artist put it, "It's like [the girl] has been in the garden, tending to her cacti." After prepping skin with BB cream, a bit of Maybelline's Red Revival Lipstick was dabbed onto each model's cheeks, followed by a touch of Electric Orange. Lashes were lightly stained with mascara, and nails were polished a cloudy shade of grey blue by Zoya artists to match SUNO's slouchy drawstring pants and striped button downs.
Spring is already looking like a more relaxed season thanks to the efforts of labels like SUNO. So feel free to get your glow from gardening or slick back your hair after a dip in the ocean, because spring is for the girl who loves being outdoors, or at least looking as if she enjoys it.
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