FASHION

NYFW LOVE : OSKLEN S.S. 2016

September 19, 2015

“I believe OSKLEN should be a staple for any modern woman looking to make (or already making) ethical and sustainable purchases in their wardrobe.  It is about buying less, but better, and supporting brands that are putting in the effort.”

Brazil is growing at such a rapid rate, and quickly becoming a true world super power. There seems to be a large amount of consciously created eco friendly brands coming out of this country…could this perhaps be connected to it’s growth? I wouldn’t put it past the Universe to reward such good behaviour =) South Americans live with a certain connection to their land, nature and wildlife. There is a respect so fundamental, so needed, that I believe this is contributing largely to their overall success.

Brazilian brand, OSKLEN led by creative director and designer Oskar Metsavaht, was at the very top of my (short) list of sustainable eco-conscious collections showing this season at New York Fashion Week. OSKLEN, which was never steered away from it’s sustainable roots, has become one of my global favourites. This Spring Summer 2016 collection was inspired by the Asháninka people, indigenous to Peru and Brazilian border and descendants of the Inca. Oskar continues to create a beautiful collection with minimalistic design that is clean and centred. There is no frivolous or extravagant details, instead, Osklen gives an homage to traditional technique and the beauty of handcrafted items. The silhouettes prioritize utility and comfort, allowing for optimal body movement without sacrificing aesthetic. The natural tones mixed with bold colours are a reflection of the earthy natural environment which is home to Brazil.

I believe OSKLEN should be a staple for any modern woman looking to make (or already making) ethical and sustainable purchases in their wardrobe.  It is about buying less, but better, and supporting brands that are putting in the effort to make the new research in natural fibers and the technology behind eco fabrics, as well as standing behind ethical manufacturing and fair trade.

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