Above: a portrait of the designer Sruli Recht. Below is a photo of a piece by Recht that straddles the line between clothing and art. Entitled "The Binding of Issac," it is a four-cornered shawl of German flannel, dyed twice with the blood of a ram (which is what the official explanation says!) and left to cure for ten months. The hand-sewn binding is antique golden military satin, and each corner has twined and knotted tassels tied with 613 knots. This is directly inspired by a tallit or Hebrew prayer shawl which features tzitzit, or tassels, on each corner... the number of threads, the number of times they are doubled, and the number of knots totals 613, traditionally the number of mitzvot or commandments in the Torah.
Below is a view inside Recht's store/ workshop called The Armory, located in the very atmospheric, abandoned fisheries of Reykjavik’s Fishpacking district. Each month The Armory features what Recht calls "Non products," one-off, handmade articles ranging from clothing, shoes, and scarves to bags, umbrellas, tables, wrapping paper and illustrations.
The portrait of Sruli Recht, the picture of "The Binding of Issac" on model Arash Afrazadeh, and views of Recht's store The Armory were photographed by Icelandic photographer Marinó Thorlacius.