Woman in fashion by the designer Arthur Arbesser
© Elfie Semotan

A Viennese Attire in the Museum

The fashion collection "Arthur Arbesser X Vienna" pays homage to Vienna Modernism and the revolutionary fashion designs of the Wiener Werkstätte. The Austrian celebrity photographer Elfie Semotan showcased the collection with the top models Cordula Reyer and Helena Severin, who also hail from Austria. The fashion collection of Arthur Arbesser and the photography of Elfie Semotan can be seen in the exhibition "A Viennese Attire" at the Leopold Museum.

Arthur Arbesser X Vienna. A Viennese Attire

Vienna is dedicated to Vienna Modernism in 2018. 100 years after the deaths of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser, Vienna is celebrating their impressive works. Inspired by Vienna Modernism, Arthur Arbesser has created a capsule collection for this occasion on behalf of the Vienna Tourist Board, which the fashion design has also included in his regular collection and was on show during the Fashion Weeks in Milan and Paris. For the collection, Arbesser used fabrics from the Backhausen textile manufactory with original patterns of Vienna Modernism.

Arthur Arbesser is a rising star on the international fashion scene. Born and raised in Vienna, the 36-year-old designer now lives and works in Milan. He started his career at Armani and is currently the Creative Director of the Italian fashion label Fay. Since 2013, he has also produced his own fashion designs, for which he always finds inspiration in Vienna.

Showcased by the celebrity photographer Elfie Semotan

Celebrity photographer Elfie Semotan has captured the special collection of Arthur Arbesser in pictures, taking her inspiration from the historic fashion photographs of Dora Kallmus. The photographer Kallmus (1907-1957), known by the name Madame d'Ora, worked closely with the Wiener Werkstätte and staged many designs of the fashion department.

Elfie Semotan is a native Austrian and her photos have appeared in numerous international fashion magazines. The Austrian top models Cordula Reyer and Helena Severin are wearing the exclusive collection "Arthur Arbesser X Vienna" in Elfie Semotan's fashion spread.

A Viennese Attire. Designed by Arthur Arbesser, photographed by Elfie Semotan


Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
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      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

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