Online retailer Yoox has teamed up with up-and-coming artist and designer Arthur Arbesser to create a visually bold collection of pieces for men and women. The collection, which debuted in Milan in June, marks the first time Arbesser has produced menswear pieces.
The Arthur Arbesser x Yoox collection encompasses slightly militaristic outerwear, unfussy shirts, simple t-shirts and sweatshirts, trousers and accessories. Either solid in hue or swarming in geometries, the aesthetics is quintessentially Arbesser. Both strict and joyous, patterns are a merge of references that takes off from Vienna’s own Carl Otto Czeschka, whose Art Nouveau work oozes Wiener Werkstätte rhythm, to land in the expanded graphics of Neapolitan artist Lucio Del Pezzo. The result is a lineup of pieces that invite the wearer to mix, match and play in personal ways.
A true multicultural talent, the Vienna-born, London-schooled, Arbesser launched his eponymous womenswear line in Milan in 2013, after a stint in the design studio one of Italy’s pre-eminent brands. Fiercely and stubbornly independent, equipped with an unremittingly personal point-of-view on fashion-making, Arbesser quickly gained a respected spot among the new Milanese vanguard. His style mixes playfulness with strictness, and is instantly recognizable for a graphic edge that is drenched with a dry Viennese knack for the decorative mixed with London’s sense of urban cool and Milan’s straightforwardness.
The Arthur Arbesser x Yoox collection, which retails between $25 and $450, is now available at yoox.com.