The legendary Brazilian architect, the creative director of Osklen, the limited-edition multi-format art & fashion "publication" (more like a happening, really) & the online art-market have teamed up as a way to honor Niemeyer. A limited-edition slide portfolio of 3D photographs of Niemeyer's most iconic architectural work will be available, along with a web-online exhibit of Metsavaht's "Ipanema" collection of black & white images of landscapes and portraits shot in Rio de Janeiro.
"In the attempt to freeze the elements of style that permeates every collection I design for Osklen, I constantly photograph things that surround my aesthetics beliefs," notes Metsavaht. "These images must be beautiful portraits of what I wish to create, what I wish to transmit through fashion and design. They are the result and also the source of my inspiration. This series of my photographs from Ipanema are the opportunity to share the moment before they become decodified to design, to fashion. They're my moment of pure art."