Erin Beatty has re-emerged as the designer behind the brand Rentrayage. Her former creative endeavor was the much-loved brand, SUNO. Though there is virtually no similarity between Suno and Rentrayage, Erin’s style and aesthetic permeates every piece. Repurposed fabrics and dead stock materials are transformed into charming silhouettes and combined with other sustainable fabrics, which results in impeccably crafted, ethically produced garments.
The juxtaposition of soft, printed cottons and denim jacket fronts, camo and ruffles, wool tweeds and quilting, sewn together to make a dress or top or skirt, is utterly appealing. A little lace around the edges of a harsher fabric contrasts perfectly. Erin has a clear sense of what works and what doesn’t, in regards to repurposing. Not just anyone can recombine and redesign so seamlessly, without leaving the impression of a patchwork jumble of discordant elements. Each item is artfully conceived, and leaves you with a feeling of balance and wearability.
Each piece in the collection is unique, and fully handcrafted here in NYC. The silhouettes and combinations of fabrics are born out of working with the original materials, not pre-conceived. So much beauty and sweetness created out of discards and dead stock. Erin’s skill and imagination has once again built a collection that defies the norms, and sets an example for the future of fashion in a 100% sustainable way. This is a brand we all must watch.