There was also the debut of a new designer — Danielle Sherman — and a front row peppered with celebrities, with Bono and Hewson joined by Trudie Styler, Gina Gershon and Christy Turlington Burns.
Designer Sherman, who joined the label in April, seemed relieved after the show Sunday evening in a Chelsea gallery space, remarking with a smile that it had been "a lot of work."
"We started with the graphic elements," she said, explaining the development of the collection, "and clean, classic silhouettes. Then we pushed it into textural elements."
The collection was heavy on black-and-white pieces in bold geometric prints: skirts, coats, roomy pants and short tanks over longer, flowing tops. There were also some large, soft grey sweaters, sportswear in bright orange and leather pieces in white, black and a rich cayenne colour. A soft white trench looked silky enough to sleep in. As for footwear, there were flat, utilitarian sandals — a rarity on the runway — as well as heels.
Edun was founded in 2005 by Bono and Hewson to promote change through a trading relationship with Africa. Many of its garments are traditionally produced in Africa or made from fabrics sourced there.
Sherman, who previously worked with designer Alexander Wang, was tapped to replace designer Sharon Wauchob, who is now working on her own label.