[ where we come from ]
Max Osterweis first conceived of SUNO after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya. Utilizing the vast collection of Kenyan Kangas he had gathered over the years of traveling, he joined forces with designer Erin Beatty, a Parsons School of Design graduate who has worked with brands such as the GAP, Donna Karan Collection and Generra, to launch a luxury lifestyle brand with a conscience.
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist
First women’s wear runway presentation
Nominated for London’s Design Museum Design of the Year Award
2nd-time Finalist CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
Winner 2012 Source Award for Commitment to Sustainability
Winner CFDA Swarovski Award for Women’s Wear Ethical Production
Finalist for the LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize
Selected as inaugural designers for Forward by Elyse Walker x CFDA Rising Talent Program
SUNO is worn by influential women such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Christy Turlington, Beyonce and Taylor Swift among others.