Walking into the crowded room for the Suno presentation, it was as if there were two worlds: one being the hypercrowded room of fashion insiders sipping the gratis dark 'n' stormy cocktails and plotting the evening's plans; the other was a peaceful, frozen-in-time world of Suno Fall. Models stood against paneled walls wearing layers of printed silks, textured knits, and apron dresses that hinted at Grandma's house dress. That said, it was only a hint, as the graphic prints, gorgeous florals and carefully mixed textures heralded a new approach to elegant dressing, Suno-style. Loose silhouettes and long layers drove home the idea that Fall 2011 will be about covering up. When Suno debuted in 2008 as a socially conscious line dedicated to supporting industry in Kenya, it took the bright, traditional African prints and fabrics and turned them into playful miniskirts and cropped blazers. Now the line seems to have grown up and found a softer femininity.
- Trends: Apron dress, long layers, long proportions, floral prints, unfinished knits.
- Colors: The florals and Kenyan prints that made Suno known took center stage over a specific color.
- Key Looks: An apron dress over a tie-neck blouse, the unfinished knits.
- Accessories: Lizzie Fortunato jewelry and patterned platform sandals were to-die-for.
- Who Would Wear It: Grown-up girls who don't need to show skin, with a taste for femininity and vintage.