Created by Oskar Metsavaht, a former physician, Osklen's sportswear line debuted in Rio de Janeiro in 1988, and has since turned into one of Brazil's hottest exports. Their signature Arpoador sneaker, made with recycled salmon skin, epitomizes the brand's casual-chic vibe, and makes a dashing statement at the beach. Osklen is also a pioneer in sustainable fashion, using ethical production methods and renewable materials in their products. Now that the brand has made its way to the States with the opening of two stores (one in Miami Beach, one in New York), grab yourself a pair, and step into the carioca lifestyle.
Apoador sneakers by Osklen, $579, available at Osklen SoHo, 97 Wooster St, New York. Osklen.com