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If there's one brand responsible for the obsession with mixed prints, African kanga, and Dutch wax cloth — not to mention the patching together of complementary patterns — it's SUNO. But what's SUNO to do when the industry moves on?
With a decidedly more serious note this season, the collection experimented with textures and sheens in many solid tones — the few prints were in a couple Kenta-cloth styles that felt restrained, not effusive. But the new territory wasn't any less daring than the previous collection — SUNO subscribes to the Miuccia Prada school of thought when it comes to length and shape (that is, pleasingly awkward in a midi-length and slightly too baggy). It's a challenging but forward-thinking silhouette, especially for the New York set. Cutout net ruffs, shower shoes, and baggy board shorts really drove home the jolie-laide theme and will be what the so-confident-she-doesn't-need-to-dress-up set will be clad in come spring. If prints were what defined the last few seasons, it may be this oversized shape that'll define the next — and we can thank SUNO for that.
Photographed by Ryan Koopmans.