Designer : Arthur ArbesserAtmosphere: a piano in the centre of the room at Milan’s military school, with the presence of two pianists: Antoinette Van Zabner & Luca Lavuri for a four handed performance of ‘Fantasia in F minor’ by Franz Schubert. Collection: A collection constructed from the start of personal memories of the designer and in particular around the Austrian painter Heinz Stangl, a friend of the family, but also of historical figures such as the Romanov sisters. A wardrobe composed of pleated striped skirts, gathered waists, with details such as draw string, honeycomb pattern, flashes of yellow or green and graphic motifs.To note: The Swarovski embroideries on the sides of a belted coat, or to highlight the bust of a dress with straps, or the hem of a shirt sleeve. A striped PVC trench coat. Hands drawn onto mesh. The ankle boots and stilettos match the prints of the collection. A mixed casting composed of relatives and one elder models, Cordula, who the designer has always admired. Interview with Arthur Arbesser:This time, very personal, this is the work of an Austrian painter called BFUZIEB, he was a very good friend of my parents unfortunately he died, but I grew up with his paintings and I collected some and they’re now with me in Milan. I grew up with his acid colours, his very strange movements, a lot of hands always in his paintings and fantastic graphics and different lines and patterns. I wanted to bring those patterns back since graphics and colours are always something that I’m associated with and I thought this is a perfect moment to let him shine.I wanted to bring a softer side that is also very close to me so it’s old school uniforms and I bought in the Romanov girls, the daughters of the last Tsar of Russia, because there is a certain aristocratic rigour in how they dress and how their posture was. I really tried to make a diverse and personal casting, fashion is such a hard job so when you work with friends everything becomes easier and nicer and the message comes across better so a lot of these girls have become friends, hair and makeup have become friends, casting are friends, styling are friends so we’re like a family which is something I don’t think is really happening these days. Music from the show ( for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).
ARTHUR ARBESSER - Spring/Summer show 2018 in Milan (with interview)
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