The saying might go “Not all that glitters is gold” but that didn’t seem to apply to Osklen’s Spring 2013 runway. Gold glittered everywhere. From the bags, to the shoes ,to the skirts and dresses, every look had a midas touch. The title of the show was “Endless Summer” and all the gold reminded us of the ever-present summer sun.
The show began by taking us for a ride. A video projection put the audience in the backseat of a car making its way along the Brazilian coast. We arrive at a secluded beach set against the light of a fading Brazilian sunset. A radio voice reads off a surf report of clear skies and light winds, perfect for a day of surfing.
While no surfing might have actually taken place (this is a runway afterall) the clothes all paid homage to the sport with swimwear and wetsuits aplenty, as were digital prints of sunsets, waves, and palm trees. The sunset inspired prints really stood out, the brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds were so evocative of the fading golden sunlight that they would have made Helios blush. The black and white beach prints were equally as moving, and when paired with silver accents, the moon let its voice be known. While you might not be able to bottle up a day (and night) at the beach, Osklen’s Spring 2013 collection got pretty darn close.
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