Oskar Metsavaht sure has his hands full; he’s not only the designer for his label Osklen, but he’s also a documentary filmmaker, artist and doctor. For his fall collection, he was inspired by a film he made in Antarctica that explored the meaning of his life and art. So how does the icy, cold setting translate into Metsavaht’s lineup? Through the colors of the light reflected on the ice. For both his men’s and women’s collections, he worked with pastel pinks, icy blue, nude, beige, white and, of course, black.
For women’s, there were plenty of structured looks, such as a corset top worn over a fine knit turtleneck and paired with wide-leg trousers; cozy cashmere knits that are meant to be piled on; a sunset-in-the-Arctic printed T-shirt, and a cape-back dress worn under a trench with oversize utility pockets.
For his men’s wear label, Metsavaht showed oversize shorts paired with knit ribbed leggings; a parachute coat with film-script quotes as a print motif, and a marble-print sweatshirt; all these pieces can easily be worn by women as well, which has been an ongoing trend this season. Metsavaht also showed a number of oversize unisex sweats ranging from a sleeveless crewneck with side slits to a hoodie with zipper details. For accessories, there were plenty of sustainable, Amazon River fish-skin shoes and bags that were bold and fun, as well as quirky quilted puffer slippers.