Ever since my friend Richard Söderberg started his menswear brand OBSCUR, I have been constantly asking him to start designing also for the prettier half of the two genders. Finally the prayers have been answered, as he debuts with his OBSCUR women’s collection for S/S12 this year. This capsule like collection features elements typically known to the brand: Treated leathers, rustic zippers and that certain dark aesthetic – this time blending these familiar elements into a soft dream like state, embracing the feminine side of what defines OBSCUR. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see more of the women’s wear in the future.
“A myriad of forms embody this first complete exclusive cluster of pieces that is a feminine expression of OBSCUR. Constrained structures juxtaposed with playful anatomy create warped and skewed perception of shapes. Molded outlines uncover bare human flesh. Treated leather in a gradient, heavy exposed silver along with raw material melt and merge with one another to coexist within an extremely feminine silhouette.”
More images of the OBSCUR women’s S/S12 collection on OBSCUR’s blog.