All the things that usually work in Favor for Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis at their Label Suno, sadly failed them and belaboured their Fall 2014 collection. Where their usual Multi-Ethnic smorgasbord yields results that bring a smile to one's face, This outing they just looked Cluttered and Messy. Joyless also was a word to use. The Colours and Patterns combined to make a Drab and Mirthless collection! This wasn't a case of the collection being Awful, but it wasn't Exalting either.
High spots were few and far between... but were evident. A Melange Grey ensemble comprising a Long Sleeveless Jacket/Tunic over wide leg pants was Fetching in the Utmost At Exit No. 8. Also scoring points was a Long Knit dress with a Vaguely Kente Print in Deep Grape at Exit No. 17. From there on though... things became increasingly, muddled without a through line coherence to keep all the balls in the air.
This wasn't one of the best outings for the Suno Duo. It lacked Clarity and felt Jumbled, as if pieces from 2-3 different jigsaw puzzles were strewn about on the table and Beatty and Osterweis were trying to complete the puzzle with these disparate pieces. There will be pieces, Those Natty Hooded Popovers are Winners to be sure, that will keep them relevant, but when all is said and done, They Could have seriously done better!