Oberkampf

With a focus on streamlined accessories design, the mysterious Paris-based label, Oberkampf, pays homage to the European city’s dark undercurrents. Constructed from calfskin, the label’s constructions are slick, assertive, and minimalistic. Deriving inspiration from Polanski’s 1988 erotic thriller, Frantic, Oberkampf’s designs seek to unsettle and disrupt the commonplace. In favoring the unorthodox, the label’s covetable collection exudes an air of unchallenged dominance, lending the brand an erotic appeal. Large weekend bags, totes, and backpacks contrast with the label’s smaller leather goods: crossbody bags, keychains, and pouches. The collection gains structural unity through its uniform use of black calfskin, braided leather whip-like detailing, criss-crossing leather accents, and silver-tone hardware embellishments. With an emphasis on structure, each piece brings with it a restrained utilitarian elegance. Both handsome and practical, Oberkampf emphasizes dissidence.