Oscar Calvo Menswear
Photographer Woodrow Wilson
Stylist Jam Baylon
Grooming Maria Gullace
Long overlooked, downtown Sydney is home to the exotic, ever-so-tasty food, cheap clothes and curiousities galore. The perfect setting for someone who is new in town. Chinatown, can’t get you off my mind…
Our downtown hero is a wanderer. He’s a modern Wizard of Oz story…not meant to be here but he is. He can’t quite grasp Sydney winter, nor can we. Smells, colours and sights are so unfamiliar to him that they almost feel like home. In this strange paradoxical comfort Chinatown has it’s final effect. Wanderer’s wonder.
This week signalled the close of the 2010 Melbourne Design Awards voting. Setup to recognise the broad range of design categories open to design professionals, students and those that commission design.
170 of Melbourne’s design commissioners, creators and followers gathered in a relaxed atmosphere to witness the reveal of the 2010 Melbourne Design Award recipients, as voted for by Melbourne and Australia’s own Design Community. Awards winners were presented with two award trophies, recognising the important contribution of not only the designers/creators but also the project commissioners.
After a non-stop week having show cased his latest collection ‘Male’ at OC Communications & Events Catwalk Circus; the votes had been counted and the awards ceremony was held on Wednesday night.
Among a collection of Melbourne’s elite Designers from all design disciplines, Oscar Calvo was awarded the top prize in the fashion category. Having both commissioned and designed the collection Oscar Calvo was awarded the double accolade for his 2010 male collection.
No Clowning Around
Oscar Calvo had heads turning during Catwalk Circus when he presented his Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2011 Collection in the midst of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) 2011.
Calvo’s talent has extended to writing, directing and producing fashion shows with his exciting new Fashion PR and Events Company, aptly titled, OC Communications & Events. His latest innovation, Catwalk Circus was a Charity fundraiser for The Aids trust of Australia, exhibiting Collections from the hottest Australian and New Zealand labels, eccentric dance performances and outrageous jaw dropping acrobatics from over 90 performers to create an entertainment extravaganza!
Calvo’s Collection was the only menswear fashion label to showcase on the night of Catwalk Circus and certainly injected the show with its unique brand of avant-garde, sexy and upscale menswear. The looks were a tribute to the 80’s New Wave California beach culture and the emerging New York Hip Hop scene, cleverly mixing materials like mesh and snakeskin with touches of neon colours with a unique spin, tempering the looks with black, white and gunmetal. The use of unique accents like rope, eyelets and zipper trims completed the Collection and certainly gave the collection an edgy sense of modernity.
Highlighting the collection were tailored pieces with detailed pockets and large covered buttons, fitted shirts with small collars. Also on display hoodies, trench coats, updated board shorts and the label’s signature decadent knitwear.
With this trendsetting Collection, OC OSCARCALVO will certainly cement its reputation as the contemporary luxury label of choice for the style-savvy urban man.
For more info on Oscar Calvo please visit www.oscarcalvo.com.au
Vote for OC OSCARCALVO, a young, cutting edge contemporary Melbourne-based label making its mark on the Australian fashion scene.
We strongly encourage Oscar Calvo fans and supporters to help celebrate his latest Collection Male, by simply voting for him in the Melbourne Design Awards menswear fashion category. Calvo’s latest Collection captures the contemporary genre and injects the menswear fashion scene with its unique brand of modern and sexy wearable offerings for the active urban man. The collection for this season continues its tradition of excellence in quality, fit and construction, favouring a range of natural luxurious fibres including cotton, silk and linen blends. The label offers pieces that allow the OC man to imprint his style and signature in any type of setting always looking his best.
Voting Open Now!
The voting phase of the Melbourne Design Awards is now open until Sunday 13th of February, design professionals and the design interested public are able to participate in the democratic design process by casting their vote in the awards.
HOW TO VOTE
1. Register or Sign In to commence voting
2. Place your vote by selecting the appropriate number of stars
Towards the end of January the Top 5 finalists in each category will be announced.
Voting will remain open until 13th February 2011.
Award winners will be announced at the Melbourne Design Awards Evening on 17th February 2011.
Thank you for all your support!
From the team @ Oscar Calvo
This classically handsome “Mans Man” with his stunningly proportioned muscular physique was voted one of Cleo’s 50 Hottest Batchelors of the year and with his chiseled features, quintessentially masculine look and “Come hither eyes” I’m sure most will agree that he is one very attractive package.
The Collection simply entitled: ‘Male’, is to be released in October 2010 along with a fresh website and another of OC’s ledgendary behind the scenes video of the photo shoot with Daniel.
If there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that both this Collection and Abay’s shots of the sexy Daniel Garofali wearing it will be SIZZLING!
Words by Aaron-Louis Kaufman