Osklen channels the feeling of an “Endless Summer” in its Spring/Summer 2013 collection through innovative fabrications and original prints. Osklen Creative Director, Oskar Metsavaht, captures the dream of a perfect, never-ending summer day, in his words, “where Brazilian Soul meets California Dreaming. The end result is neither retro nor futuristic – it is modern.”
This season, Metsavaht’s design epitomizes the lightness and heat of summer, intermingling cool hues of white, beige, and sea foam green, with vibrant, warm reds and yellows. Original photography by Oskar Metsavaht, translates into prints of the seascape, palm trees and sunsets that are both graphic and muted at the same time.
A range of tailored yet relaxed, button down shirt styles in linens and cottons, as well as gauzy tees and henleys are perfectly lightweight for the season. Bright solid and striped tees punctuate the softer palette and the sun washed prints to emphasize the confluence of Californian cool and Brazilian exuberance, along with Osklen’s signature range of board
As a multidisciplinary creator, Oskar Metsavht continuously takes inspiration from the contrast of urban and natural surroundings. For Spring/Summer 2013, Metsavaht invokes the surf culture of Southern California and Rio De Janeiro to achieve a modernly refined collection that evokes the yearning for an “Endless Summer”.
About Oskar Metsavaht
Oskar Metsavaht began his less than conventional career as an orthopedic doctor, delving into fashion, when a climbing expedition to the Andes in the 1980’s, prompted him to design and construct a high tech anorak.
Metsavaht utilized his medical knowledge, allied with a keen sense of aesthetics, to create an anorak that was ergonomically ideal for climbing, suitable for low temperatures, but also
Encouraged to expand his foray into fashion, Metsavaht launched Osklen in 1989 as a lifestyle brand.
Oskar Metsavaht continuously draws inspiration for his designs from his dynamic lifestyle. With a culturally rich life and a love of art, architecture, photography, film, travel and sports; he channels his interests into wide range of creative endeavors.
Through fashion, Metsavaht is also able to promote his passion for sustainable fabrics. He founded the E-Institute, a non-profit located in Rio de Janeiro, dedicated to the promotion of human sustainable development. Metsavaht and Osklen utilize the foundation to develop
environmentally friendly e-fabrics for use in clothing and design.
In other achievements, Oskar was named a “Future Maker” by the World Wild Foundation, a keynote speaker at Milano Fashion Summit, a keynote speaker at Ethical Fashion Paris, and named a UNCESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Oskar Metsavaht is a visionary whose work precedes him.
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