Monday, 13 September 2010

from Silk Road to Kenyan plains

Seriously tailored RTW spring 2011 collections 
hit the runways of New York's Fashion Week 
by the dozens these days coming from 
multifarious ethnic sources of inspiration.

Vivienne Tam (previous s/s collection here) took 
a trip down on Silk Road this time presenting 
amazing cotton lace dresses with crochet works 
inspired by Asian temples frontages for
an ethno-chic relaxed look.

Suno, formed a couple of years ago, is a New York 
label run by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty who 
after a decade of collecting textiles in Kenya briskly 
became known for a charming original style which 
is designed and developed in NYC's garment 
district and artisanally produced in 
small workshops in Kenya.

all photos by Yannis Vlamos/
A pretty easy-chic collection where print-on-print mixing
and a wide range of patterns create simple silhouettes
all accessorized with fancy printed wedges designed by
Suno in collaboration with Loeffler Randall.
Both of them perfectly suited for Big Apple's melting pot.


  1. Surely fascinating to trace back the influences from our past such as the Silk Road and Kenyan planes. We have endless sources from our vast planet to draw inspiration from! This is lovely for creative designers that make use of earth's treasures.

    Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA


  2. the shoes are stunning in this collection!