OC OSCAR CALVO
OC Oscar Calvo is making its presence felt on the Australian fashion landscape. Melbourne-based designer, Oscar Calvo creates slick upscale design for the active urban male. The current collection delivers a selection of cotton, silk and linen blends in addition to the label’s signature luxury knits. Referencing the 80s New Wave California beach culture and New York’s emerging Hip Hop scene, the new range cleverly mixes materials like mesh and snakeskin with touches of neon and gunmetal. Unique accents such as rope, grosgrain ribbon, eyelets and zipper trims deliver an injection of underground cool.
t of the new generation of Australian Men’s fashion, Oscar Calvo’s spirited and finely finished range of knits captures the essence of an animated and adventurous lifestyle.
Melbourne-based designer Oscar Calvo founded his namesake label in 2004 and has steadily built a brand based on playful luxury and easy-to-wear sophistication. Tailored, sporty knits pay homage to European heavyweights Polo Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss and buck against the typically understated ‘Aussie’ male approach to fashion.
OC’s 2009 knitwear collection reflects Calvo’s signature style and evokes a carefree, poolside attitude. Fine knit basics cover key essentials. Versatile yet chic, Calvo’s modern fabrications sit softly on the skin and are cut with dedicated precision creating a perfect fit. Fine merino wools and ultra-soft cotton blends guarantee the debonair luxury of the modern jet-set Romeo.
The impressive range features nautical inspired polo knits in traditional black and white stripe, slim fit v-neck sweaters and press-stud cardigans with contrasting grosgrain panels. Calvo’s styling and colour palette conjures images of escapades in the sun and sporty pursuits… all with a requisite touch of playboy glamour. Nautical stripes are finished with silver anchor buttons while dapper sweaters and cardigans offer a touch of preppy chic.
Built from the ground up, Calvo’s success is the result of a heady dose of unswerving commitment and unabashed elbow grease. This summer, his refined vision is firmly focused on creating a flawless, trans-seasonal basics range for the style-conscious male.
words CRESSIDA CULLITY
FASHIONTREND #13, October 2008, Pg. 99
The Oscar Calvo man is equally at home at the beach or on the dance floor. He indulges himself with a multifunctional, never-ending party wardrobe incorporating a playful fusion of styles. With ultra-modern styling combined with a few retro touches, the Oscar Calvo label is an inner city favourite for its unconventional styling and carefree attitude. Exciting and innovative, this new brand of beach-chic is leading the charge for the upcoming summer of bold colour and attention-grabbing detailing.