Marika Barbie + [Swedish fashion designers]

‘Narratif’ by Obscur

‘’We are all interconnected, heroes, friends and foes. Through our inner admissions we have endured or braved the rainy weather on many occasions. The narrative capacity of our audacious nature enables us to experience, touch, expose and bear’’

The S/S 2016 collection of Obscur is such an untold story, captured by misty lands, roughness and enveloping clouds, with nature as its operator. Along with the seasons, a range of the garments were constructed out of washed lamb leather.

Furthermore, their voluntary decomposition is to be underlined by carefully executed zippers and pockets. The intentional selection of crude materials combined with pieces that vary remarkably, both in length and volume, expresses volatility and flotation.

We caress and experience our surroundings individually. The garments thus tend to become one with the bearer himself. The gently treated leathers frame the natural endoscope of emotional decay.

Obscur also stands for forward motion, where one chooses to appear in our material capsules, readily lined, knitted, constructed or linked. The segmented materials in black and pigmented dyed grey create the illusion of a fog, a fog through which we arise.

Traditional elements such as raw edges allowing for smooth layering and overstated prismatic monotones can also be recognised in the pieces. The general feel of exclusive detailing, interaction and introvert opulence can be noted in the qualitative materials, subtle linings, comfortable knits and rich feeling materials.

The collection can be seen as an encounter, between captured nocturnal elements and deconstructed decadency, with a dash of luxurious tormented momentum.

Have a complete view of the collection.

Photos & text Copyright Obscur, Courtesy Marlo Saalmink.