Suno Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York
It was somehow fitting that the inspiration for the latest Suno collection was the fictional character Bertha Mason from the Charlotte Bronte novel “Jane Eyre” whose most marked characteristic in the book was the fact that she was insane, for there was an unhinged feeling about this show.
The lineup of looks moved from form-fitting to loose, wintery to tropical, and covered up to exposed. Even the prints and floral embellishments felt disconnected from each other. In truth, the only linking thread throughout this show was that there was no thread.
But in a mad sort of way this scenario made it possible for the collection to attract a broader audience. There will be those who love the way the “car wash” fringed skirts opened and washed over the model’s legs or how mumsy flower print dresses broke apart to become even roomier with the introduction of semi sheer panels of lace. Others will prefer the solid appeal of Fair Isle sweaters or a striped coat trimmed in mink. And more than a few will be giving a home to glossy striped ribbed turtleneck dresses and tops or the smattering of mini floral embroidered pieces.
In the end however, this “something for everyone” approach straightjacketed the designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis. The scattershot ensembles were never able to come together to create a truly cohesive vision. This season the madness got the better of them.