The financial and political turmoil of the last few years has initiated a trend towards austerity, and designer Suzanne Rae has taken that sentiment to heart in her latest collection of beautiful ready-to-wear pieces that call for simpler times. Unveiled on Monday at New York Fashion Week, her SS’12 collection features bikinis, playsuits, and fluttery gowns all constructed from organic cotton, recycled hemp, raw silk, and even raffia. Rae’s laid-back looks created a rare moment of calm during Fashion Week’s frenzy.