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Arthur Arbesser‘s studio in Milan is set in a very bourgeois, conservative neighborhood with ladies who lunch in classic Italian styles, all coiffed and pampered to perfection. He then claimed after his Fall 2019 show that he got inspired by the old-school richness in his surroundings, as well as his own life when making the collection. If that truly was the case, we don’t see the connection at all! Though we’re not going to get into his own life, we failed to see what was rich and classic about what he presented this season. Granted the tailoring was strong with the spectacular outerwear, but everything else was just weird—and not in a good way! He lost us with the sudden tinges of sportswear, even trying to make it seem more classic by pairing it with feather-trimmed tops and silky skirts. The look, unfortunately. didn’t work and seemed rather gimmicky than anything else. The mohair sweaters, on the other hand, looked old and tried. They also looked itchy even from a distance—who’d like to wear that? We can’t deny the creativity that was put into this line, but we feel that everything was so misguided that it came out underwhelming, to say the least. Here’s to hoping Arbesser does a lot better this season!