If Suno's Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis are feeling any pressure as a result of winning the CFDA's Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear earlier this month, you can't tell it from their Resort 2014 collection. In fact, this collection seems to epitomize everything that this design duo does best: pattern-mixing, interesting yet wearable silhouettes, and an unmistakable feeling of fun.
What else would one call the first dress in this collection, which mixes brown and blue stripes and a heart print with a blue lattice? What better way to characterize the plaid t-shirt with a spray of florals around the collar, or the blue-and-white striped jumpsuit with floral patch pockets? Even the fresh eye they've turned to fabric combinations (we're referring to the polka-dotted silk-polyester blend and, of course, the short-sleeved vinyl dress) seems more like a charming wink than a commitment to experiment with new territory. Not that we would mind if they did.