This season, Arthur Arbesser chose to focus on the modern uniform for his latest collection. The fashion forward assemblage of separates appeared cool and comfortable on the runway. The designs were feminine without being too girlish. And the use of unique natural fabrics such as classic Tuscan Casentino and handwoven Austrian Loden triggered a strong bourgeois mood.
The distinct color palette, a signature of Arbesser’s designs, moved between cream and rich brown, balanced by lilac, gold, and full-bodied reds. The rich color saturated fluid silk dresses and the smooth cotton suiting.
Arbersser presented a refreshed version of the traditional sheath dress remaking the elegant design out of an exquisite silk jacquard created with the Viennese fabric mill Backhausen. Backhausen craftsmanship dates back over 165 years and 7 generations, the family owned company has a rich history dedicated to ‘the art of weaving’.
Arbesser complimented his smart casual uniform with architectural earrings, created for the third season by designer Nathalie Jean, that echoed the abacus print which appears in the collection in cotton poplin and jersey.
Fun, approachable, comfortable and chic, the Arthur Arbesser fall 2019-20 collection was a new wave of uniform dressing. It was a little fifties, and a little nineties, and it was trendy with a focus on clean lines, womanly proportions and pop colors.