Suede patchwork, boxy leather, crocodile skin, jagged pleats, raw torn edges and woven surfaces, J.W.Anderson’s SS15 Loewe offering was texture-heavy
Shake it up
Master of androgyny and subverting the normal, J.W.Anderson’s Loewe womenswear debut turned the aesthetic traditionally associated with the fashion house on it’s head. Dark hued heavy trademark leathers were traded in in favour of soft suedes, patchwork panels, sun-drenched colour ways and primitive cuts.
Trousers channelled the spectrum of the rainbow, made in leather and met by martial arts references, they came belted at the waist, Judo style. Meanwhile suede came slashed, patched, spliced, swatched and swathed in earthy landscape hues.
Soft suede, sleek leather, diagonal rib knit, crocodile skin, jagged pleats, raw torn edges and woven surfaces advanced down the rough paved runway whilst guests observed from breeze block seating – the collection a stark contrast to the setting. SS15 was about changing it up, turning things upside down and re-defining the language of Loewe, leaving us on the edge of our concrete seats wondering, what’s next.