Founder/designer Max Osterweis has been collecting rightly-colored, vintage African kangas (a.k.a. printed cotton fabric) for the past decade. The result of all his travel and research is Suno, a collection of women's brilliantly-hued, graphic patterns are made into fitted blazers, short skirts, and twisty headscarves. Produced in small fair trade workshops in Kenya, Osterweis' 1,000 one-of-a-kind individually numbered pieces retail between $95 and $595. The aqua-blue, paisleyed-red, and wild-pink polka-dotted pieces will be available exclusively at New York and LA's Opening Ceremony stores, just in time for Fashion Week. Nothing welcomes spring/summer 2009 like gorgeous swaths of color.
Suno's Spring/Summer '09—Out of Africa and Into Opening Ceremony