Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Scandinavian Designer: Obscur

Richard Söderberg is the Swedish designer behind cool menswear brand Obscur, which has a very dark aesthetic (with the inevitable comparisons to Rick Owens). For the SS09 collection (above), Söderberg stuck with dark colours for the most part, although he constructed the pieces with incredibly light fabrics to make the clothes practical for summer. We like the subtlety to it, and we always salute men's designers who manage to do something a bit different, without veering out of the territory of what men are prepared to wear.

We rather love the AW08 collection (below) too, especially the subversive coat with the zip up the back, and the interestingly constructed black jeans:

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  1. woah fuck, looks darker than RO somehow..maybe its the model

  2. very good designs imo. and agree, darker than ro, more organic.