OBSCUR women’s S/S12

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.

Best of Paris

Spring is here but my eyes are already wandering on the wonderful fall/winter 09/10 designs of the Paris fashion week. I’ve been told I wear too much black but what’s a girl to do when her favorite designers send all black down the runway once again? Some would say open your horizons but I simply can’t stop admiring the work of these amazing designers. Who can resist Gareth Pugh’s gothic warrior, the androgyny vibes of Ann Demeulemeester’s designs, the 80’s glam aestethics of Balmain or the beautiful cuts of Margin Margiela’s collection? Rick Owens seems to be the only one stepping out the black comfort zone, perhaps frosty white is the new black of the season? I could deal with that…

Gareth Pugh

Ann Demeulemeester



Balmain



Maison Martin Margiela

Rick Owens



Images edited from Style.com

Currently my wishlist for fall has extended with a pair of platform boots, spiked and studded clothing, thick knits, a heavily shoulder padded blazer and frosty white leather. Givenchy’s collection should be up tomorrow and I’m keeping my figers crossed it’s as good and inspiring as last year’s.