Launched in 2008 by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, the Suno RTW womenswear line has since been evolving from its original Kenyan inspiration into a bright and worldly collection produced in ethical workshops and factories throughout the world. Max first conceived of the brand after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya, a country he had visited throughout his youth. Realizing that political turmoil might scare foreigners from visiting or investing in a country so rich with talent, natural resources and goodwill, he decided to do something. Utilizing the vast collection of Kenyan Kangas he gathered over his many years of traveling, Max joined forces with Erin to launch a high-end collection with a conscience; thus Suno was formed. With the exception of the vintage Kanga pieces, every Suno print and fabric is developed in house and printed by the world’s finest mills in Italy, Korea and Japan. Suno dresses are a big hit with the young Hollywood style set and have been worn by the likes of Rachel Bilson, Miranda Kerr and Michelle Williams.