This is the first collaboration between OBSCR with Tokyo’s City Boys F.C. in a capsule collection that strongly emphasises on football beyond racial barriers, football promotes diversity and football is respect. With racial incidents that are being faced throughout the nation, we want our voices to be heard and continue to fight against racism no matter how big or small we are. Football is a beautiful game that speaks a universal language around the world. It may be called football, or soccer but the spirit of the sport remains.
The collection comprises of 3 items:
FOO-CCER HOODIE: A split tone hoodie that embodies the name of the game in two different diction, which is Football and Soccer with a respect patch and ball embroidery on each side.
RESPECT TEE: A t-shirt with the word Respect printed boldly on the back and the graphic on the front was inspired by the 1910 painting by Henri Matisse entitled La Danse. We want to depict that no matter what race we are, we can all come together in unity to celebrate and play football.
EL TIGRE TOTE BAG: A tote bag that commemorates the late Arthur Friedenreich, who was a Brazilian football player with the nickname ‘El Tigre’. During his football career, he has faced countless of barriers because of racism. We want to pay tribute to him, and serve as a reminder that football must be a beautiful game.
The collection will be exclusively made available at the SHUKYU Shop POP UP @ Vacant, Tokyo on the 25th-26th March 2017. The SHUKYU Shop will be a curation of creative brands from Japan (City Boys F.C.), South Korea (Nivelcrack) and Malaysia (OBSCR) in showcasing the different culture of football through lifestyle, art, and fashion.
Dropping online on the 27th of March through the OBSCR webstore and Crossover (MidValley/Sunway Pyramid).