Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded: Suno

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Suno

Good morning!

Sometimes... you see something... and it´s stuck in your head and you can´t stop thinking about it? That´s what happened when I saw the first pieces of SUNO.

The clothes — cotton skirts, tops and shift dresses in vibrant prints — are made by Max Osterweis, a designer who has already been flagged by Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com without even having had a show, largely because his designs are so captivating. Mr. Osterweis, a 34-year-old screenwriter and film director from San Francisco, began collecting traditional East African kangas more than a decade ago after his mother built a house on Lamu Island in Kenya.

I love the colors, i love the designs. It makes me wish I could be a more exotic type of woman instead of a blonde german freckles face ;o)

Check out the website: http://www.sunony.com/



















"SUNO was formed in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles in visits to Kenya. The prospect that Kenya’s recent post election turmoil might keep foreigners from visiting or investing in a country overflowing with natural resources, talent, and good will became the catalyst to actually do something with those collected fabrics. Building a successful and visible company that employs local Kenyan talent, treats workers fairly, and showcases some of Kenya’s artistry, could potentially affect positive and lasting social and economic change.

The design and development for SUNO takes place in New York City, employing skilled sample and pattern makers in New York’s Garment district. The patterns and samples are then brought to Kenya where the garments are artisanally produced in small workshops.

SUNO's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was inspired by late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as our friends in NYC. With this collection we have started to design most of our prints ourselves, sometimes directly referencing our influences, but sometimes just using our inspirations as jumping off points. We are showing off the rapidly growing skills of the tailors we work with in Kenya as well as experimenting with some truly exquisite beading and embroidery."  
via SUNO facebook site


6 comments :

  1. Never heard of Suno before...but I'm crazy for the pink pants and the way they're styled on Blake. Fantastic!

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

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  2. I've not heard of this designer before. I will have to check it out.

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  3. really nice post :D i like to reade it :D


    thx for your commennt

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  4. Wow i love this designer :) will follow you now.

    http://pretaporterbyannie.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love those prints, and the long pink pants are a must!!

    Chic on the Cheap

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Suno

Good morning!

Sometimes... you see something... and it´s stuck in your head and you can´t stop thinking about it? That´s what happened when I saw the first pieces of SUNO.

The clothes — cotton skirts, tops and shift dresses in vibrant prints — are made by Max Osterweis, a designer who has already been flagged by Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com without even having had a show, largely because his designs are so captivating. Mr. Osterweis, a 34-year-old screenwriter and film director from San Francisco, began collecting traditional East African kangas more than a decade ago after his mother built a house on Lamu Island in Kenya.

I love the colors, i love the designs. It makes me wish I could be a more exotic type of woman instead of a blonde german freckles face ;o)

Check out the website: http://www.sunony.com/



















"SUNO was formed in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles in visits to Kenya. The prospect that Kenya’s recent post election turmoil might keep foreigners from visiting or investing in a country overflowing with natural resources, talent, and good will became the catalyst to actually do something with those collected fabrics. Building a successful and visible company that employs local Kenyan talent, treats workers fairly, and showcases some of Kenya’s artistry, could potentially affect positive and lasting social and economic change.

The design and development for SUNO takes place in New York City, employing skilled sample and pattern makers in New York’s Garment district. The patterns and samples are then brought to Kenya where the garments are artisanally produced in small workshops.

SUNO's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was inspired by late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as our friends in NYC. With this collection we have started to design most of our prints ourselves, sometimes directly referencing our influences, but sometimes just using our inspirations as jumping off points. We are showing off the rapidly growing skills of the tailors we work with in Kenya as well as experimenting with some truly exquisite beading and embroidery."  
via SUNO facebook site


6 comments :

  1. Never heard of Suno before...but I'm crazy for the pink pants and the way they're styled on Blake. Fantastic!

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've not heard of this designer before. I will have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. really nice post :D i like to reade it :D


    thx for your commennt

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow i love this designer :) will follow you now.

    http://pretaporterbyannie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love those prints, and the long pink pants are a must!!

    Chic on the Cheap

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni