Arthur got his sneakers in a market in China. Are they real? he doesn't know
Subject: Arthur Arbesser
Marital status: In a relationship
Occupation: Womenswear designer
Zone where do you live?: Cinque Giornate
What are you wearing today? Trainers Nike, jeans and t-shirt vintage Helmut Lang, cardigan James Perse, scarf Henrik Vibskov.
Where did you get it? The shoes I bought in Hong Kong in a street where they sell originals and counteirfeit so I don’t really know if they are originals. The cardigan in Los Angeles, the scarf in a trip to Berlin and the jeans and t-shirt in the Helmut Lang shop in Vienna back in the days there was one.
Where do you shop the most? Right now I really don’t like to spend money in clothes anymore, sometimes I buy stuff in markets I actually enjoy buying special pieces when I’m traveling, that’s nice. I also get some clothes from friends that don’t wear them anymore so they give them to me. When I want to buy something nice, for example Jil Sander, I go to the sample sales.
Favorite pieces in your wardrobe? A pair of boots I bought in Camdem Market when I was studying.
Which color (or prints) dominates your wardrobe? There are a lot of stripes in my wardrobe, and I wear quite a lot of colors green, blues, I don’t wear a lot of black, even if today I’m wearing black jeans. I also love just plain white t-shirts.
Is there a designer or brand that you prefer? I don’t follow any designer, however I think Jil Sander and Marni menswear is great. And i dont know if it fits but i also love Muji’s clothes.
Frequented restaurants: Da Oscar in via Palazzi. Osteria dei Poeti in Corso Garibaldi and Casottel in Via Fabio Massimo, where Signora Isa cooks amazing food.
Frequented bars: Bar Basso, Atomic and any bar if there are friends.
Favorite drink: Negroni Sbagliato and lots more.
Frequented clubs: I love Glitter, it’s my favorite. There are so many stories in that place. I like Pink is Punk only when it’s downstairs, and La Nuova Idea if you’re in the mood and with the right group of people.
Concerts you have gone last year: I can’t remember, but it’s bad because they’re all during the week when I’m still recovering from the weekend.
Bands or musical artists you rather listen to: Classic music like Mozart and Wagner. But I also love Roxy Music, ABBA, old Cher, Blur, Pulp, New Order etc, etc. Just music with emotions..fun or sad…and music that makes you dance!
Cities you have traveled to this year: Shangai, Hangzhou, New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Vienna, Paris and some cities in Italy.
What motivated you to go there? China, New York and Los Angeles work, the rest was more for pleasure.
Which media do you prefer to get close to fashion? I am old school and I still like magazines or print media, I like the way they’re made. I actually look at them to see how people interpret fashion. I like Numéro and Vogue Italia. I also check some websites like Vogue.co.uk and Style. But i think my favourite way to get close to fashion are books..in a great library..like the one in college in London.
Do you have any hobbies, practice any sport, etc? I pay for a gym and I try to go there as much as possible. I also do Pilates lessons. I enjoy cooking and dancing on weekends and going to flea markets to find new stuff for my apartment.