Osklen finds itself between the dynamism of the metropolis and the exuberance of Brazilian nature, giving life to a style based on the harmonization of contrasts. Osklen offers men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and swimwear; it is a complete, global luxury brand. Oskar Metsavaht is the Creative Director of Osklen. He 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. 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 a wide range of creative endeavors. Metsavaht is celebrated as a multi-disciplinary creator and it is his vision that drives the Osklen brand. The Osklen brand is recognized internationally for its quality and innovative design; creating conceptually driven designs with sophisticated materials, special finishes, and an eye towards exclusivity. The Osklen aesthetic represents the lifestyles of modern men and women in a world where the urban and the naturalistic, the global and the local, the organic and the technological co-exist. Osklen has established itself as the leading Brazilian luxury fashion brand. In 2011, Osklen received the title of “Emergent Luxury Brand of the Year”. Osklen has 62 stores in Brazil, as well as a large international presence with flagship stores in Tokyo, New York, Miami, Milan, Rome, Buenos Aires, and Punta Del Este. There are Osklen showrooms in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Japan and the United States. The brand is also available in top tier specialty and department stores internationally. Osklen shows its collections at São Paulo Fashion Week, which is the biggest fashion event in Latin America. The brand will hold its first ever runway show at New York Fashion Week in September 2012 at The Tents at Lincoln Center.