In the showroom: OBSCUR S/S12 collection

Last summer I had the privilege of visiting the OBSCUR showroom in Paris and see what Spring /Summer 2012 looked like. This beautifully crafted collection featured light weight basics made of Japanese organic cotton and rustic looking linen jackets, without forgetting the typical to OBSCUR leather goods such as jackets with a new moldable collar and an oversize zippered bag. Designer Richard Söderberg‘s idea was to make the garments like an armor, protecting their bearer but still keeping them wearable. OBSCUR S/S12 will become available early next year.




Pictures by: Anna-Maria

More pictures of the S/S12 men’s collection on OBSCUR’s blog.

From 2011/2012 to 1923/1925

If you have been wondering about the silence on this blog, well, lately I have felt like there is really no point in blabbing about superficial things like fashion when there are much more serious things going on around the globe. Hence no showing of recent purchases or new outfits in some time.

However, I wanted to show these pictures from my Paris travels that I made back in January for some time now, but was waiting for the right moment to hit my poetic vein. I figured that when the times are tough, it’s nice to remember the moments that we can be happy about, like this little detour that my German friend Dirk and I made from the men’s fashion week to the amazing Maison Le Roche by Le Corbusier. If you are in Paris and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the more touristic attractions, then this place  should be on your must see list.

Dated back to the 1920’s, this beautiful house stands in the outskirts of Paris, near the Jasmin metro station (prepare to walk a bit, the neighborhood is a must see of its own). We celebrated this event with a little bit of bubbly which made the trip much more jolly, and spot things that might go otherwise unnoticed like cool street names and delicate sunlight hitting the Parisian streets. Oh Paris, how I miss it all already.

Maison Le Roche 1923/1925
On me:
Hooded coat: Rick Owens Lilies
Long skirt: Rick Owens Lilies
Boots: Guidi
Fingerless gloves: Lost and Found
Beanie: Seppälä
Scarf: Self-made
Bag: Self-made

On Dirk:
Coat: Boris Bidjan Saberi
Cargo pants: Julius
Boots: Guidi
Bag: Zam Barrett

In the showroom: OBSCUR A/W 11/12

During the Paris men’s fashion week I had the chance to visit the showroom of OBSCUR, a Swedish label run by my good friend Richard Söderberg. His latest collection, inspired by the cold winters of Scandinavia, was presented in a beautiful old Paris building with gothic romantic surroundings, coherently complementing the mood of the collection. OBSCUR’s autumn/winter 2011/2012 consists of tailored winter coats, blazers with attached gloves, structured pants, distressed leather boots, and soft leathers which the label is most known for. Many beautiful pieces which I would not mind owning myself.










Paris men’s fashion week: Julius F/W 2011/2012

Julius is one of those labels which I personally admire for the beautiful craftsmanship, innovative cuts and extraordinary durability; There aren’t too many designer houses who would test their garments as carefully in practice as the team lead by Julius’ head designer Tatsuro Horikawa. His lastest collection for fall/winter 11/12, simply named Halo;, was not a disappointment either: Inspired by the contrast of the violent chaos of New York and Hong Kong and a peaceful atmosphere of a French monastery, you could definitely see the strong urban and religious references present in Horikawa’s designs. “Halo;” featured cleverly cut leathers, knits, tailored coats, draped tops, and thick coats in soft browns, black, luminous white and even gold – creating a cohesive and harmonious collection for next winter.