Online retailer and media partner of Who is on Next?–the competition for young fashion talents organized by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia–yoox.com presents the winners of the ninth edition: Arthur Arbesser and Paul Andrew, two designers who won over the jury with their outstanding attention to research and detail and their passion for references to modern and contemporary art. Arthur, a clothing designer, and Paul, shoes, highlight two very different types of femininity: conceptual, minimalist and fuss-free for the former; sexy, glamorous and almost disturbing for the latter. The one thing they do share is Italy-based production, as well as the desire to come up with wearable and comfortable items, demonstrating that, in the end, the fashion of the future must be creative, but also wearable.Shop the selection >
Paul Andrew, a Brit now living in the Big Apple, imbues his work with the British sense of the unexpected, reworking it with a typically New York, sexy twist. His passion for shoes has led him to collaborate with brands such as Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. Andrew's very own shoe collection first launched in spring 2013 and immediately won over celebrities and red carpet walkers thanks to hyper-feminine lines, attention to detail and patterns. Paul is a “devotee” of the high heel, provided it is wearable; impeccable workmanship and a search for comfort through innovative techniques are the focus of his work. His Spring-Summer 2014 collection was inspired by the work of Richard Serra and Andrew Zuckerman. For yoox.com, he has created a pointed stiletto-heeled pump in two exclusive versions: pink and white polka dots, and animal in shades of gray.
The Vienna-born, Milan-based Arthur Arbesser studied at London's prestigious Central Saint Martins College. In February 2013, he presented his first collection during Milan Fashion Week. Long fascinated by art, theater and opera, he designs clothes that aim to be wearable and timeless. He loves to play with volumes and clean, almost rigorous, lines, leaving an ability to surprise and charm to the quality of the fabrics and the brightness of the colors. His Spring-Summer 2014 collection draws inspiration from the work of painter Heinz Stangl. Exclusively for yoox.com, he has designed a long white dress in superior jersey woven in Veneto and a minimal chic midnight blue organza shirt.