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Upcycling The Past at Arthur Arbesser Spring Summer 2020 during Milano Fashion Week
Dresses are always emotionally charged items. At least for us slow-fashionistas who remember when we first wore them and cherish them for a long time. Of course, they can be extra emotionally charged if they are made with scraps of fabrics out of your personal and family past! This was the case for Arthur Arbesser, who used both very recognizable scraps of printed fabrics out of his previous collections and those found in a box filled by his grandmother during her whole lifetime.
The collection was showcased in former industrial premises. The catwalk was organized in such a way everybody had a good view, and it was followed by an affectionate audience among which it was easy to spot pretty girls and celebs wearing clothes out of the designer’s previous collection.
On the catwalk, there were asymmetric dresses, reminiscent of Japanese patched wear, made with different scraps of fabrics in contrasting colors and patterns. Volumes were also mixed, with tight cropped tops layered over flouncy dresses. Sailor collars enhanced the vintage mood. Arthur Arbesser´s distinctive chequered Arlequin fabric, inspired by Austrian modernism, was used for long alter neck dresses in light blue and navy and in yellow and sage green. It also made its appearance in a beautiful ensemble combining a pale-yellow slip dress and a white overlayer. The outfit was accessorized with a playful light-blue headpiece with hanging lilac feather boas.
A new personal print, a white and blue floral porcelain one, inspired by the pottery tradition of his grandmother´s birthplace in Transylvania, appeared in this collection. It recurred in both male and female outfits: dresses, trousers, T-shirts, shorts, claiming a place as the new Arthur Arbesser distinctive print. As usual, Arthur Arbesser put together a highly recognizable and creative collection, celebrating his past, his grandmother’s legacy, and the sort of slow fashion in which garments are not something you throw away after one year.
written by Sara Gilardi
Click HERE to view the full Arthur Arbesser Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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