Osklen’s “Endless Summer” Spring/Summer 2013 collections Launched at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
“The end result is neither retro nor futuristic. It is modern” said Oskar Metsavavaht, the founder of this Brazilian label to Ecouterre. “Endless Summer” concept of Spring/Summer 2013 collection of Osklen uses dyed vegetable silk, fish leather and other ecological materials instead of common luxurious materials. It is quite interesting as Matsavaht tells people not to call Osklen an eco-fashion label.
The Endless Summer is articulated from the uniquely design dresses, tops, jumpsuits and trousers. Some of them display the curve of the body from the see-through materials combined with artistic palm trees prints. Yellow, red and orange colors dyed in the dress pictures warm relaxing sunset during spring and summer.
Unique long tops with beach and city landscape prints on it with see through accent in the tip of the fabric are another highlight of the collection. Asymmetric cut, eco-friendly materials, artistic printed pattern and see-through accent make the “Brazilian soul meets California dreaming” come to existence.
Osklen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection follow the traces of their preceding collections using fish leather and other eco materials. The “Fenix” Fall/Winter is the time when Osklen is reborn to a leading brand in eco-fashion-focused. Shoes, Bags, T-shirts, dresses and other fashion items are made by so-called carbon-neutral material.
Each of Osklen’s products carries the “e-fabrics” tag explaining the eco-friendly characteristic of the product. Since 1999, Oskar Metsavaht, the designer and also the ambassador of UNESCO, continuously differentiate between eco-bring and eco-friendly through the collections.
Most products in the collections of Osklen, are made by vegetable-dyed fabric, fish fabric from tilapia, salmon and piracucu skins which produced in seafood industry as waste. Even though they’re made from natural materials, durability and strength of them is comparable to other products made from synthetic materials. Fashion can be recited from nature, after all.