Max Osterweis first conceived of SUNO in 2008 after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya. Utilizing the vast collection of Kenyan Kangas he had gathered over years of traveling, Max joined forces with Erin Beatty, a Parson’s graduate and designer for The Gap and Generra, to launch a high-end collection with a conscience. Since its inception, SUNO has evolved from its original African roots to include production in Kenya, India, Peru and its home base of New York. SUNO utilizes the local talent of each country it works with to create a fresh and optimistic collection of unique prints, textures and embroideries layered together to build a bright and modern wardrobe for a confident independent woman.
AW 2014 COLLECTION
For Autumn/Winter 2014, the CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of SUNO took the idea of rags to riches and gave it a new agenda. Using clever panels of plaid with metallic threading, the duo lined multi-colored crystal cupchain along silhouette hems to add an extra element of opulence.
SS 2014 COLLECTION
African Bakuba cloth was the starting point for Suno’s designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, who give the boldly patterned material a modern interpretation. White jacquard separates adorned with hand-embroidered Swarovski crystal add depth, dimension and sparkle to the collection.
AW 2013 COLLECTION
“Collaborating with Swarovski Elements was a natural step for SUNO. We love taking traditional techniques, patterns and fabrics and turning them on their head. Swarovski Elements add elevation and texture to our collection and emphasize the rococo element of our Fall '13 concept.” -SUNO