Osklen’s latest collection revolves around the acronym ASAP, which here stands for “As Sustainable As Possible.” The Brazilian label has long championed sustainable fashion in its home country, most memorably through its use of salmon leather, but decided this season to double down on its efforts with a dedicated line called e-basics. The titular basics are all made from sustainable raw materials: recycled cottons in a range of textures, some made from unsold Osklen samples, and recycled PET fibers worked into twill and fleece.
These e-basics were deliberately made in fairly neutral colors (olive green, black, speckled white) and silhouettes (loose-fit tees, matching sweats) to become part of a permanent line. To go with them, there were a few cameo and jaguar prints to liven things up, and a T-shirt printed with a timeline of the modern sustainability movement, from the Stockholm U.N. Conference on Human Environment in 1972 to the Cop21 Paris Agreement from 2015. The core simplicity of this season’s offering makes it hard to critique, but Osklen’s mission to preserve our environment is beyond reproach.