Uye Surana SS14
Above: Uye Surana SS14 Mesh & Silk Softcup Bra #C713B with matching Mesh & Silk V-Panty #C708G.
“Our Spring Summer collection contains effortless clothing pieces that can stand alone or layer over our delicately detailed, yet unique lingerie.” – Monica Wesley, Uye Surana.
Photos by Bill Walters.
Inspired by salvaged vintage dishware that washed up on a beach in Brooklyn, Uye Surana’s SS14 collection offers a versatile and ultra-comfortable selection of intimates and loungewear.
“Our Spring Summer collection contains effortless clothing pieces that can stand alone or layer over our delicately detailed, yet unique lingerie,” said the designer and founder, Monica Wesley. “The collection mixes soft pastels in an array of shiny silks, hand-dyed speckle silks, mesh panels, bits of lace, and unexpected sporty details.”
Above and from left: Uye Surana SS14 Bias Slip Top #C606C and Lace Bandeau #C716B paired with Soft-Metallic Bikini #C718B.
Brighter hues are sprinkled throughout including a coral silk and hot pink bra and panty set and a cobalt blue swim set with a lace bandeau bra, which showed its versatility with removable straps and it’s appearance being pretty enough to double as a bralette.
Above: Uye Surana SS14 Vintage Lace Tank #C520A paired with #C410A Silk Cutout Tap Shorts.
Just having finished presenting her fourth season at Lingerie Fashion Week designer Monica Wesley explains, “Uye Surana is a blend of many elements. We offer lingerie that is pretty enough to be paired under semi-sheer tops and dresses, which we also carry alongside layerable silk slips. All our pieces have intrinsic beauty, but they have enough ease to be worn day-in and day-out.”
Nestled away in a building that houses artists’ studios in New York City is Uye Surana, a label that feels equally as much about lingerie and loungewear as it is about clothing. Monica Wesley, the creative thinker behind the label, keeps her line both layerable and easy-to-wear. What you will find is clothing in which you can be comfortable, beautiful, and unique – clothing in which you can be yourself.
Meet the Designer: Go behind the scenes with our Q&A with Uye Surana designer and founder, Monica Wesley.
Monica grew up fusing interesting materials together as a means of self-expression in an artistic home in Chicago with a mother and father who inherently taught her how to make things materialize in both a creative and business sense. She honed her skills at Parsons School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in fashion after previously studying at The School of the Art Institute where she enhanced her creative development.
Above and from left: Uye Surana SS14 T Silk Bralette #C717B paired with #C410B Silk Cutout Tap Shorts and V Trim Tee #C524A paired with Silk Knit Trimmed Shorts #C414B.
The name Uye Surana is an alias for Monica founded in 2010 (with its first collection in Fall/Winter 2012) from a mix of family names. The name hides the disconnect between the designer’s ethnic and cultural identity growing up in the Midwest of Japanese-Polish-German-American descent with an Anglicized last name. Many of her pieces are made in New York City and Brooklyn with specialty one-of-a-kind features. She strives to connect you to the foundation of dressing and your individuality.
P: 212 966 6528
For interest in carrying the line or further inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Spring suggested retail prices range from $43 – $265.