Best of Coterie: Suh-tahn

Best of Coterie: Suh-tahn

Los Angeles based Suh-Tahn was founded in 2005 by partners Shannon Nataf and Dimitry Tcharfas who together have designed a line layered with meaning. Dark and brooding yet organic and light, the line lives up to its nuanced name. "Soutane" means scared robe in french, "suh" a feminine adjective from sanskrit and arabic means light or star, and "tahn" a masculine adjective is rooted in the Greek word thanatos or darkness. The constant tension serves the duo's work well as their Spring 2009 had a visceral impact on your editors that literally halted us in our steps.

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