Loewe’s super-organic clothing had dramatic volumes for SS17.
Volumes and Volumes
It was clear that Loewe had space on the mind for SS17. With many garments designed with exaggerated and dramatised proportions, the collection had a certain lightness to it that is hard to achieve, but Loewe make it look like a breeze. Shirt sleeves bloomed outwards, balloon blouses were on show, a multi-coloured patchwork dress boldly flared out at both the hem and the sleeve, and a cream dress dropped past the waist and pulled in slightly towards the ankle by a drawstring, keeping the volume truly in tact.
Crafted To Imperfection
Past and present technologies were utilised to create the Loewe SS17 collection, where little “errors” were entirely intentional. High quality workmanship was made clear through the pleating that was manipulated and structured through innovative washing and stitching techniques that changed the very appearance of the pleats – despite the newness, they appeared woven and worn. The imperfections in the clothes were perfectly crafted; each seam, collar and closure were precisely-calibrated to be as if they had been worn in. The result was a beautiful lived in and loved appearance that only Loewe could properly execute.
Where there were patterns, they were bold. Black and orange trousers were patterned just like a glitched computer screen, while weekend bags were printed with blue stripes and a bright sky print. An oversized, hand-held clutch bag was printed like a 70s beige carpet, while asymmetric, randomly placed blue stripes were scattered across ankle-length cream skirts and across the dress that closed the show.