From Kenya to NYCTuesday, 20 July 2010 by Ashley Turowsky
With my upcoming holiday only a few weeks away, I have already started looking at my next vacation destination. And I have decided I would like to go to Africa! While doing my research on where I should go, I stumbled upon cult American/African brand SUNO.
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 are then brought to Kenya where the garments are produced in small workshops.
The inspiration for this collection started with Armand Lanoux’s book about Paris in the 1920s and a Kandinsky painting within (“Spitzen Im Bogen” from 1927). The similarities to our times, the painting’s color palate, its shapes, and its synthesis of philosophies provided direction that lead to San Francisco in the 80s and New York today. The extremes, excesses, experiments, perversions, parties, the crashes, and the creativity were all explored in SUNO’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
SUNO has done it again with an effortlessly casual, yet sophistication spring collection, filled with brightly colored linen, cotton, and Khaki. Whether you’re honeymooning in Tahiti, or just lounging in your backyard, any one of these pieces would make you feel like a supermodel.