Aug 03, 2018 | By Nicole McLennan
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New York: Known for culling prints and textiles from all around the world, particularly Africa, suno designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis found inspiration for fall in a less exotic place – grandma’s closet. Inspired by the idea of clothes and keepsakes that “old ladies” collect over time, the duo set out to create timeless looks from an amalgamation of femme blouses, sack dresses, tunics, kimono coats and even aprons – often all layered into one look. Their signature print mixing and the addition of stuffy checked separates from grandpa put a contemporary spin on a collection that should appeal to their quirky clientele as well as more serious types.
Color: Dijon / Mauve / Porcelain blue / Cranberry / Indigo
Key Items: Silky blouse / Pajama palazzo pants / Maxi sack dress / Tunic dress / Kimono coat / Handwoven “rug” vest / Apron
Print + Pattern: Kenyan kanga florals and geos / Wallpaper florals / Wavy leopard spots / Painterly plaids / Library bookshelves
Materials: Mohair / Washed silk / Metallic lace / Plaid wool suitings
Details + Trim: Capelet details / Kimono sleeves / Attached scarves / Glass bugle beads / Sequins / Upholstery fringe
Accessories + Footwear: Printed-to-match Loeffler Randall platforms / Trapper cap-scarf hybrid / Printed sunglasses hanging off chain / Chunky gold Art Deco-style jewelry / Horn necklace
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