Photo: Mae Elvis Kaufman and Lindsey Eskind / Courtesy of Suzanne Rae
“Fashion is so performative, and I wanted everyone—no matter what class they’re in—to look fabulous.” shared Suzanne Rae. Maybe that’s why her latest lookbook looks more like a play than actual people going about their business in her clothes. In this day and age, designers have to realize that they’re making pieces for real people, and while they may have their own quirks, turning them into cartoons won’t cut it. That’s what disappointed us the most with her Fall 2019 line. Not only did she focus on normcore—a style we so desperately want to be over—but she did it in a way that they ended up looking too cartoonish. Skin-tight mint pants paired with lilac-hued knee-high socks, an unflattering plaid shift dress, a bland Peter Pan-collared set of separates—who’d want to wear them? Unfortunately, we don’t think a lot will come fall!