SUSTAINABLE CREATIVITY

Suno (sunony.com) – USA
Ethnic, joyful, ethical…
Suno’s pieces evoke African trips mixed with a coherent dose of contemporary chic vibe. Established in 2008 by Max Osterweis in collaboration with designer Erin Beatty, the New York based womenswear brand is named after the designer’s mother, as well as muse of the label. Finalists of the first edition of the LVMH’s Prize for Young Fashion Designers, the duo propose an ethical approach to fashion utilizing the local talented artisans of Kenya, India and Peru to create unique prints, textures and embroideries. The Spring/Summer collection is emblematic of their aesthetic: floral jacquards, layered dresses and boxy yet swinging silhouettes conceived for an African-safari woman with a New York cool girl attitude.

A Peace Treaty (apeacetreaty.com) – USA
Vibrant, refined, handcrafted…
Faraway inspirations, traditional techniques and geometric shapes charactherize the jewelery pieces by A Peace Treaty. Founded in 2008 as a personal pact between Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, the brand aims to support skilled artisans and their traditional gold-smithing techniques working with masters producers in small villages of Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Gems, agate and other precious stones are incorporated into contemporary and outstanding necklaces, bracelets and earrings with a tribal and sophisticated allure.

Nasha Mekraksavanich (nasha-accessories.com) – Thailand
Unusual, geometric, cheerful…
Etienne, Theo, Ettore, Viola, Russel. Nasha Mekraksavanich’s bags have unusual names inspired by the countries where the young Thai designer has lived. After graduating in Interior Design from the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Nasha moved to Italy to pursue her passion for fashion and enrolled at the Marangoni in Milan. Here she discovered her love for accessories and in 2011 she founded the eponymous handbags brand. With architectural and solid shapes, her clutches are brightly colored and characterized by the use of uncommon materials such as stingray. The Spring/Summer creations are inspired by the Memphis group, founded by Ettore Sottsass, for the use of structured volumes and bright colors such as cobalt, pistachio and peach. Graphic patchworks and a refined sense of details make her bags little works of wearable art.