Obscur is built on a self-evident principle regarding the design – a garment’s true value can only be fully recognized when it is being worn.
Obscur is not about being drawn to extremes, but rather an urge to refine classic silhouettes to perfection. Honest and powerful expression reveals the true design behind the garments, so minimal styling is required. Achieving a pure esthetic can be difficult as there are many elements to consider.
Richard is to some extent trying to create all-round key garments that can easily worn by different personalities to create the perfect balance of an outfit. The world is constantly changing, but Obscur’s raw and straightforward view on beautiful garments, however, not something that can be compromised on. A raw and naked finish is often used to expose the handcraft within the garment. Heavy and stiff materials create beautiful armour on the outside with a soft inner core. Treated and hand-altered leather is commonly used as it is in authentic, traditional scandinavian clothes.
Obscur is a language for the creator, a language intended to express a certain view of the world and a reaction. A reaction to the impureness and inconsistency that surrounds us.