Arthur Arbesser presented his Fall Winter 2018 collection during the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Inspired by the work and philosophy of painter and designer Koloman Moser, Arbesser searches for new ways to read the female frame.
Clothes become a pretext to emphasise a timeless vision, free from the passing of trends and seasons, and inspired by the philosophy of Moser, with his will to follow and close the circle of everyday life in all its aesthetic aspects. The references are diverse – wooden inlays, blown glass, ceramic vases, carpets or metal stairs: in this way knitwear becomes a rich tapestry, dresses turn into inlaid surfaces and shirts into iridescent pieces of furniture. Stripes, by now one of the hallmarks of the brand, are proposed in different variations and techniques: the most precious – a pattern designed by Moser in 1902 and retrieved from the archive of the historic Viennese Backhausen fabric mill – is reproduced in a contemporary key through a wool and silk jacquard – developed in shades of tobacco and black, red and gray. In addition to the different types of stripes the collection features a series of original prints: bucolic scenes inhabited by lively animals, monkeys, ostriches and camels are depicted as an abstract bestiary. Flowers no longer appear sweet and romantic, but rather become solid and material, brave and bright, as flashes of colour illuminating black and white skies. – from Arthur Arbesser
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