Richard Söderberg is a Berlin based designer – his new label, under his own name is a manifestation of masculine and utilitarian aesthetics. The designer draws inspiration from the history of Berlin, and the rough and strong culture that has derived from its path. Working in such a large, and industrial environment generates strong masculine garments in heavy fabrics/leather with utilitarian functions. The starting point of the garments often originates from vintage utilitarian clothing where the pattern is re-used and altered as homage to the past and its nature. Traditional materials are mixed with new technical materials for better function. Söderberg is about creating luxurious, durable uniforms and utilitarian gear. Tightened, fastened and secured around the body its purpose is to give the wearer a sense of control and stability – to grow con dent with the clothing, and to fuse with the clothing rather than hide behind it.