In 1988, renowned photographer, Peter Lindbergh, was asked by American Vogue to take a photo which best represented his ideal woman. He took a now iconic black & white photo of six supermodels, including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz, dancing and laughing on a beach in simple oversized, unbuttoned, billowing white shirts. This photo captured the changing spirit of women during this decade. It was stylized and provocative, yet relatable, intimate and most importantly accessible. This photo has always been a source of inspiration for us at Oskar. A big part of our DNA is how we reconstruct the classic white shirt season after season.
For Summer, we wanted to focus on shirting and rework this classic wardrobe staple with a modern, androgynous appeal. Some of the designs were simple - like a cropped, boxy-shaped shirt with double sleeves. We moved on from this and created a shirt that was designed to open up and easily become off-the-shoulder for a flirty, flattering twist. We continued to deconstruct the classic shirt and twisted the way a shirt normally sits into a cooler, unexpected and modern silhouette. Our asymmetrical shirt features a long shirttail that almost touches the ground and billows out as you walk to create a dramatic effect. Topped with pyjama shapes, contrast piping, contrast stitching, tie-up sleeves, wide sleeve cuffs, extra pleating and wrap-around layers, our shirts have been reconstructed to mix the familiar with experimental to create a feminine yet cool appeal which Oskar is known for.
Paired with anoraks, striped patterns, funnel necklines, choker bands, gold barbell hardware and gold minimalist circle stud detailing, this collection is an ode to the nineties where hip, carefree women were embracing a new founded spirit and awareness of themselves.